8.3/10
35,399
115 user 17 critic

The Message (1976)

In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,674 ( 17)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Top Rated Movies #247 | Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Al-risâlah (1976)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Director: Moustapha Akkad
Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mouna Wasef, Hamdy Gheith
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger
The Bandit (1996)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeriç
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after a military coup in 1980's Turkey.

Director: Çagan Irmak
Stars: Fikret Kuskan, Çetin Tekindor, Hümeyra
Farouk Omar (TV Series 2012)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.

Stars: Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Johnny Sekka ...
...
...
...
...
Martin Benson ...
...
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Bruno Barnabe ...
Neville Jason ...
...
...
Amr
Edit

Storyline

In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to Mecca to take up arms against their oppressors and liberate their city in the name of God (Allah). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of Islam See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 July 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mohammad: Messenger of God  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Germany)|

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Forest got cast out of pure chance. While leaving his ex-wife's house in the Hollywood Hills, Forest encountered Andrew Marton who happened to be driving by. Martone pulled over and asked him if he'd like to do a project in Africa, "with the Arabs". Forest was quickly cast in a much larger role but found the smaller role of Khalid much more interesting, plus the large gaps in his character's shooting schedule allowed him to periodically return to Rome to do voice-dubbing work while the rest of the cast had to stay in Morocco and Libya for a full year. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Unless you desire for your neighbour, what you desire for yourself. You don't have faith A man goes to bed with his belly full, while his neighbor is hungry. He isn't a Muslim
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great epic movie!
27 July 2004 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I must say that Anthony Quinn is one of the greatest actors of the 20th century.

The movie is about the birth of Islam in the 6th century.

Moustapha Akkad did a great job with this picture. The locations where very good, good actors, beautiful photographed by Jack Hildyard (he was also director of photography in "the bridge on the river kwai"), and the beautiful music who was conducted by Maurice Jarre!! I must say the music in this movie is one of the best film scores in the film history!!

one last thing: Moustapha Akkad, I like your 2 epic movies very well but I don't understand why you have not make a movie since 1981?? You are a great director but you should be make more movies!


84 of 123 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page