Dogma (1999)

USA,
130m
Super 35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, English

An American fantasy film directed by Kevin Smith.

Plot Summary

The previously unheard of 13th apostle Rufus enlists the help of a female descendant of Christ and some very unlikely prophets to stop two from re-entering heaven and destroying 's work.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Kevin Smith
View Askew Productions, STK Productions
Executive Producer: Jonathan Gordon
Producer: Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith *
Co-Producer: Laura Greenlee
Script: Kevin Smith
Director of Photography: Robert Yeoman
Editors: Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith
Music: Howard Shore; Johann Strauß (from Blue Danube Waltz Opus 314)
Additional Music: Steve Boeddeker
Production Sound Mixer: Whit Norris
Costume Designer: Abigail Murray
Key Make-up: Jeannee Josefczyk
Key Hair: Jeffrey Alen Rubis
Special Make Up and Creature Effects: Vincent Guastini Productions
Special Effects Supervisor: Charles Belardinelli
Visual Effects: Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc
Production Designer: Robert ‘Ratface' Holtzman

Cast
Ben Affleck (Bartleby)
George Carlin (Cardinal Glick)
Matt Damon (Loki)
Linda Fiorentino (Bethany Sloane)
Salma Hayek (Serendipity)
Jason Lee (Azrael)
Jason Mewes (Jay)
Alan Rickman (Metatron, the voice of God)
Chris Rock (Rufus, the 13th apostle)
Bud Cort (John Doe Jersey)
Alanis Morissette (God)
Jeff Anderson (gun salesman)
Brian Christopher O'Halloran (Grant Hicks)
Janeane Garofalo (clinic girl)
Betty Aberlin (nun)
Dwight Ewell (Kane)
Guinevere Turner (bus station attendant)
Jared Pfennigwerth, Kitao Sakurai, Barrett Hackney (Stygian triplets)
Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
Dan Etheridge (Father Dan Etheridge, St Stephen's priest)

Alternative Titles

Bearclaw – fake working title
Dogme
– Canada (French)
God
– working title

See also
From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

References

Periodicals

DVD Review no.20 (2000) p.9 – illustrated note (World News: Walk the Dogma)
Entertainment Weekly no.482 (23 April 1999) p.9 – article (A Hollywood Dogfight by Jessica Shaw)
Entertainment Weekly no.512 (12 November 1999) pp.47-50 – review (Loose Canon (A-) by Owen Gleiberman)
Entertainment Weekly no.514 (26 November 1999) p.37 – article (Saving Grace by Jeff Jensen)
epd Film vol.17 no.5 (1 May 2000) p.38 – reprinted reviews (Kevin Smith sucht Engel, Teufel und den Lieben Gott by Detlef Kühn)
Film Review January 2000 p.22 – review (Jason Caro)
Premiere vol.12 no.9 (May 1999) pp.45-46 – article (The Last Temptation by John Horn)
Rolling Stone no.827 (9 December 1999) pp.89-90 – review (by Peter Travers)
Variety vol.375 no.2 (24 May 1999) p.73 – review (by Todd McCarthy)

Correio da Manhã 14 April 2000 (Portugal) – review (by Rosa Rosa)
Svenska Dagbladet 20 April 2000 – review (Guds röst på jorden förmår bära upp en scen by Astrid Söderbergh Widding)