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The Message (1977)

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This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed 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. Written by Anonymous

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In four decades only four... "The Robe" "The Ten Commandments" "Ben-Hur" and now... For the first time...the vast, spectacular drama that changed the world! See more »


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8 July 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mohammad: Messenger of God  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Production stopped when the financeers withdrew their support, leaving cast and crew stranded for two weeks in Morocco (in a hotel with broken air conditioning; they slept under wet towels). Financing was eventually supplied by none other than Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. See more »


Hamza: Besides their numbers, I'd say its a fair fight we see them and they see us what faces me has never frightened me
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The message of truth
17 October 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I was assigned to view this movie for class. From what I have learned thus far, this movie is the best representation of the truth about Islam. With all that is going on in the world today and many people's misconceptions about Islam this is a must see for all.

Not only is it an educational masterpiece... The Message has a brilliant musical score, beautiful cinematography, a wonderful script, and terrific acting. If your video stores do not carry it, order it from and learn the truth about the origins of the worlds fastest growing religion and what it stands for.

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