Stigmata

September 10th, 1999







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Plot
A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building...

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 6.0/10 (35,571 voted)

Critic's Score: 28/100

Director: Rupert Wainwright

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce

Storyline
A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years.

Writers: Tom Lazarus, Tom Lazarus

Cast:
Patricia Arquette - Frankie Paige
Gabriel Byrne - Father Andrew Kiernan
Jonathan Pryce - Cardinal Daniel Houseman
Nia Long - Donna Chadway
Thomas Kopache - Father Durning
Rade Serbedzija - Marion Petrocelli (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Enrico Colantoni - Father Dario
Dick Latessa - Father Gianni Delmonico
Portia de Rossi - Jennifer Kelliho
Patrick Muldoon - Steven
Ann Cusack - Dr. Reston
Shaun Toub - Doctor
Tom Hodges - ER Nurse
Lydia Hazan - Attending Nurse
Shaun Duke - Dr. Eckworth (as Duke Moosekian)

Taglines: How's your faith these days?



Details

Official Website: MGM [United States] |

Release Date: 10 September 1999

Filming Locations: Eastern Columbia Building - 849 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $32,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $18,309,666 (USA) (12 September 1999) (2899 Screens)

Gross: $50,041,732 (USA) (20 February 2000)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patricia Arquette's character is named Frankie (short for Frances), similar to the name of the saint, Francis, whom we're told by Gabriel Byrne's character was the first to receive the stigmata.

Goofs:
Factual errors: The plot centers on the supposed ban of "Gospel of Thomas". In fact, this gospel (along with many other gnostic or non-canonical texts) was never officially suppressed by Catholic Church and its translations can be freely bought in bookstores.

Quotes:
Dr. Reston: Do you have any stress at work?
Frankie: I cut hair.



User Review

anti church, but not anti-god

Rating: 8/10

i thought this movie was excellent. the take on what stigmata is, the 'miracle' of it, the historical and religious views of stigmata are brought together within the plot of the movie.

it is definitely anti-church, or rather, anti-establishment and anti-church politics. but it is not anti-god. the movie points out what many people believe already, that you do not need a church building to believe in god.

yet, it's not a religious movie. it's not really a horror movie. there are parts that are horrific, and it will make you think. don't watch this if you're in the mood for mindless entertainment. see it, and make your own judgements on what it's about. even if you don't agree with the premise, the acting and the storyline are well worth it.









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