Stigmata (1999)
Title: Stigmata
Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
Written by: Tom Lazarus
Produced by: Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Music by: Elia Cmiral; Billy Corgan
Cinematography: Jeffrey L. Kimball
Edited by: Michael J. Duthie; Michael R. Miller
Distributed by: MGM; FGM Entertainment
Released: September 10th, 1999
Rating: R
Running time: 103 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $32,000,000
Gross: $50,041,732 (US)

Stigmata is an American horror film of the demonic possession subgenre. It was directed by Rupert Wainwright and written by Tom Lazarus. The film was produced by MGM and FGM Entertainment and released theatrically in the United States on September 10th, 1999. The film stars Patricia Arquette as Frankie Paige, a young woman from Pittsburgh who finds her body is now playing host to a seemingly demonic spirit. Coming to her aid is Gabriel Byrne as Father Andrew Kiernan, a priest who discovers that Frankie is actually possessed by the spirit of a former Catholic priest known to have suffered the stigmata - the physical manifestation of the wounds suffered by Jesus Christ during the crucifixion. While trying to help Frankie exorcise the spirit from her body, Father Kiernan learns a terrible secret - one that threatens to destroy the authority of the Catholic church.

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Actor Role
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
Enrico Colantoni Father Dario
Dick Latessa Father Gianni Delmonico
Portia de Rossi Jennifer Kelliho
Patrick Muldoon Steven
Ann Cusack Doctor Reston
Shaun Toub Doctor
Tom Hodges ER nurse
Lydia Hazan Attending nurse
Duke Moosekian Doctor Eckworth
Valarie Trapp Woman with a baby
Kessia Kordelle Cheryl
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
Devin Unruh Flower boy
Vera Yell Jennifer's customer
Mary Marshall Nun
Daniel Escalzo Italian businessman
Michael P. Dearth Italian businessman
Mark Adair-Rios Deacon
Stephanie Carwin Italian hooker
Mario Lara Vatican priest
Nicolas Martin Waiter

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  • The tagline for this film is, "You don't have to believe... to suffer".
  • Stephanie Carwin, Mario Lara and Nicolas Martin are uncredited for their participation in this film.

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