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Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette.
The comedic portrayal of the Catholic church thoughout the film caused organized protests and much controversy in many countries, which resulted in long delays in releasing it and also a death threat against Smith (who was himself raised Catholic).
Tagline: Get 'touched' by an angel.
Two fallen angels – Bartleby (Affleck), who is a Grigori, and Loki (Damon) – were banished by God to spend all eternity in Wisconsin. Azrael (Lee), a demon with a hidden agenda, tells them they can return to heaven by going to New Jersey, where a Cardinal (Carlin) has declared a blanket amnesty in celebration of the anniversary of his church. Since amnesty for fallen angels would necessarily constitute overruling the word of God (a cameo by Morissette), the result would be not just the end of the world, but the annihilation of all creation.
The Metatron (Rickman), the Voice of God, appears to Bethany (Fiorentino) and tells her she is the Last Scion, the only living descendant of Jesus, and gives her the job of stopping them. She is aided by Rufus (Rock), the 13th apostle who was left out of the Bible because he was black; Serendipity (Hayek), a muse; and the "prophets" Jay and Silent Bob (Mewes and Smith).
See also: New Jersey films.
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