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Father Andrew Kiernan, a researcher of miracles on behalf of the Vatican, must discover the truth behind hairdresser Frankie Paige, who exhibits the Stigmata, the physical wounds Christ received from his crucifixion. His investigation is riddled with questions as he is torn between helping Frankie and revealing the discovery of a long-lost Gospel that would spell disaster for the future of the Catholic church.
The Messenger is Here
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Release Date: September 10, 1999
Runtime: 103 mins
All Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Portuguese, Italian, Aramaic
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for intense violent sequences, language and some sexuality.
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)
Valarie Trapp ...Woman with a Baby
Kessia Embry ...Cheryl (as Kessia Kordelle)
Frankie Thorn ...Donna's Customer
Mariah Nunn ...Sister Angela
Tom Fahn ...MTA Man
Marilyn Pitzer ...Homeless Woman
Jack Donner ...Father Alameida
Richard Conti ...Valet Priest
Mary Linda Phillips ...Sister Agnes
Liz Cruz ...Waitress
Faith Christopher ...Waitress
Joe Ruffo ...Guard
Federico Scutti ...Guard
William Howell ...Aerialist
Kristopher Davis ...Aerialist
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Frank Mancuso Jr.
"Mary Mary (Stigmatic Mix)"
"O Sacrum Convivium"
"All Is Full of Love"
"Now Is the Time (The Crystal Method Y2Kaos Mix)"
"The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Messenger is Here
- The messenger must be silenced.
- It'll scare the hell into you.
- How's your faith these days?
- You don't have to believe...to suffer
- Believe The Words. Beware The Message. Behold The Truth.
- This Summer, What Will You Believe?
- Frankie: How is your faith these days, Father? [shouting] Frankie: How is your faith these days?
Frankie: Hey, you know what's scarier than not believing in God? Believing in him. I mean, really believing in him. It's a fucking terrifying thought.
Cardinal Daniel Houseman: [while trying to strangle Frankie] I'll not let you destroy my church!
[Frankie is possessed by Father Alameida] Frankie: Jesus said... the Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood... and I am there, lift a stone... and you will find me. Father Andrew Kiernan: Brother Alameida, I call upon you to release this woman. Give her grace and let her not come into the ways of harm. For through Jesus Christ we have all been saved and let us not fear any ill. For Jesus is with us, and the Unity of the Holy Spirit will remain forever, and ever. God bless your soul, Brother Alameida. And go in peace.
Dr. Reston: Problems with a significant other? Frankie: Yeah. Dr. Reston: What kind of problems? Frankie: I'm not very significant.
- Some of the footage of the subway car is from Money Train (1995). You can actually see the steel beam sticking out of the front window.
To anyone who's ever trained (or even fed) birds, it's obvious the doves flying into Frankie Paige's hands are eating from her palms.
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.
The body of Almeida in the coffin actually was a wax dummy made in Los Angeles and shipped to the filming location.
When we see inserts of the crucifixion, while Frankie as her first attack of stigmata, the arms being nailed are rubber arms with wires that make the fingers slightly move.
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Rating: 7.0 out of 10.0 - 54 votes cast total
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