Dogma is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Linda Fiorentino, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Salma Hayek, Bud Cort, Alan Rickman, Alanis Morissette and Jason Mewes. It is the fourth film in Smith's View Askewniverse series. Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson, stars of the first Askewniverse film Clerks, appear in the film, as do Smith regulars Scott Mosier, Dwight Ewell, Walt Flanagan, and Bryan Johnson.
Bartleby and Loki are fallen angels, eternally banished from heaven to Wisconsin for insubordination, after an inebriated Loki resigned as the Angel of Death. In a newspaper article that arrives anonymously, the angels discover a way home: Cardinal Ignatius Glick is rededicating his church in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the image of the "Buddy Christ". Anyone entering during the rededication festivities will receive a plenary indulgence, remitting all sins. Were the banished angels to undergo this rite and then die after transmuting into human form, God would have no choice but to allow them re-entry into Heaven. They are encouraged by the demon Azrael and the Stygian triplets, three teenaged hoodlums who serve Azrael in hell.
|contentLocation||New Jersey Wisconsin|
|editor||Kevin Smith Scott Mosier|
|genre||adventure comedy fantasy|
|keywords||abortion clinic angel of death apostle attack azrael bartleby bethany sloane brothers of jesus buddy christ church fallen angel fallen angels free will golf club holy water homeless man human excrement human form illinois in hell inebriate jay and silent bob jesus john doe kill last scion life support loki newspaper article omnipotence plenary indulgence skee ball strip club twelve apostles universe voice voice of god|
|productionCompany||STKstudio View Askew Productions|
|recordedAt||New Jersey Pittsburgh|
|theme||fantasy-comedy religion road movie satirical|