Stigmata

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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.