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Release Date:
8 July 1977 (France) See more »
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A great epic movie! See more (104 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Moustapha Akkad 
 
Writing credits
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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)
 
Stunts
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mohammad: Messenger of God" - USA
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Runtime:
177 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Germany) | Mono
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Trivia:
As a protest against the release of this film, Afro-American Hinafi Muslims, under their leader, Hamaas Abdul Khaalis (born Ernest McGhee, 1921 - 2003), seized several adjoining buildings in Washington DC, from March 9 - 11, 1977. They took 149 hostages and killed a police officer and a broadcast journalist in a 39-hour-long standoff.See more »
Quotes:
Bilal:There is no compulsion in religion. A man may take many years, or only need minutes. It is God who decides the time.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Broken of IslamSee more »

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67 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
A great epic movie!, 27 July 2004
Author: Engin-Ozdemir from Belgium

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!

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