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8 July 1977 (France) See more »
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 »
This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Moustapha Akkad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.A.L. Craig 
Tewfik El-Hakim 
A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar 
A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi 
Mohammad Ali Maher 

Produced by
Moustapha Akkad .... producer
Harold Buck .... associate producer
Mohammad Sanousi .... associate producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Said Baker 
Jack Hildyard 
Ibrahim Salem 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Production Design by
Maurice Fowler 
Tambi Larsen 
Art Direction by
Norman Dorme 
Abdel Moneim Shoukry 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... makeup artist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Geoffrey Helman .... production supervisor
Moustapha Hijaouy .... production manager
Robert Simmonds .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... first assistant director
Abdessamad Dinia .... assistant director
Carlos Gil .... assistant director
Andrew Marton .... second unit director
Art Department
Albert Blackshaw .... set dresser
Naguib Khoury .... set dresser (as Nejib Khoury)
Terry Parr .... set dresser
Barry Wilkinson .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
David Hildyard .... sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Doug Ferris .... matte artist (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunt coordinator
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Reeves .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator
John Fenner .... gaffer
Geoff Mulligan .... camera operator
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator
David Farrell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Franco Antonelli .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennie Tate .... assistant costume designer
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
June Bordcosh .... assistant to producer
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
Maurice Landsberger .... production accountant
Andrew Marton .... production coordinator
Michael B. Druxman .... publicist (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Mohammad: Messenger of God" - USA
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177 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Germany) | Mono
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One of Anthony Quinn's favourite films of his own.See more »
Hamza:The Prophet is seeing you! You are not to rob or try to perish this. And if a rogue does, cut him loose. I said, cut them loose and give them water and share your food, equal mouth-fulls. And if they walk, walk beside them. Any prisoner who can teach 10 Muslims to read will go free.See more »
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68 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
The beginning of an endless journey, 15 December 2004
Author: aliooshi from london, england

This film is about how Islam began from the beginning until its establishment. Anthony Quinn stars as the uncle of Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h) Hamza who is the leader of an army of a few loyal men against an army of thousands. The film is not about offence but about defence and ends with peaceful armed less walk into the city of Mecca after many years of suffering.

This film explains how the Prophet Mohammed start his message with a few men and eventually gaining thousands and as you can see today millions. The film talks about the establishment the spread of Gods message and the story of the men who had to give away there lives for the sake of Gods words including the sacrifices that are made is the death of Hamza (Anthony Quinn).

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