7.1/10
1,530
30 user 11 critic

The Jesus Film (1979)

Jesus (original title)
Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

Directors:

,

Writer:

(screenplay) (as Barnet Fishbein)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: John Schmidt
Stars: Mikael Ayele, Brian Deacon, Brandon Gilberstadt
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac
Love's Enduring Promise (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Devout, wild west farmer, Clark Davis, works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie, and daughter Missie. When his doted upon, equally devoted oldest son Aaron is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: January Jones, Logan Bartholomew, Dale Midkiff
The Star of Bethlehem (Video 2007)
Documentary | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

"We saw His star in the east and we have come to worship Him" (Matthew 2:2) The biblical report in the Gospel of Matthew tells a story of wise men reporting to Herod about a "King" born ... See full synopsis »

Director: Stephen Vidano
Love Comes Softly (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Corbin Bernsen
Friend or Foe (1982)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two children in wartime England find a German fighter pilot.

Director: John Krish
Stars: John Bardon, Stacey Tendeter, John Holmes
Born Free (1966)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louie the Parrot finds a written will stating that his master bequeathes the family fortune not to him, but to his fellow household pet, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis
Stars: Mel Blanc
As I Stand (2013)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This heartwarming story follows two families that are brought together by tragedy but forever joined through faith. Devin Wheeler and Matthew Daniels are loving, hard working men who ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Nicoletta
Stars: Ian Hutton, Adam Griffith, Vanessa Amador
Family | Fantasy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Director: Burny Mattinson
Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith
The Jesus Movie (Video 2010)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Wayne Zeitner
Stars: Gwen Ellis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Deacon ...
Rivka Neuman ...
...
Luke (voice)
Niko Nitai ...
Joseph Shiloach ...
Ori Levy ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mosko Alkalai ...
Kobi Assaf ...
Moti Baharav ...
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ...
Ze'ev Berlinski ...
Blind Begger
Eli Cohen ...
...
Dina Doron ...
Shoshana Duer ...
Hunchback Woman in the Temple
Edit

Storyline

Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The man you thought you knew


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Jesus Film  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An early promotional poster for the film had a photo of Jesus healing a lame man. That scene was not shown in the Jesus film but is shown in the New Media Bible version. See more »

Goofs

During the prologue, a motor vehicle of some kind can be seen moving (for a fraction of a second) in the extreme background. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: Forgive them father, for they don't know what they do.
See more »

Connections

Version of Il messia (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto brandeburghese No. 1, BWV 1046 : 2° movimento
by Johann Sebastian Bach
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great film, good for everyone
14 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A somewhat expurgated version of the gospel of Luke, Brian deacons version of Jesus is appealing, if somewhat un-animated. I have a great love for this film ( mainly due to the fact that it was the first film about Jesus I can remember seeing from my childhood.) Not as epic as Zeffirelli's film, nor as graphic as Gibson's, a faithful representation with only a few omissions ( I'm sure either due to budget or time constraints). the acting is at times somewhat melodramatic, but that is part of the charm of this film. the cinematography is not ground breaking but certainly serves its purpose and doesn't overshadow the story, and really thats one of the best things about this film, nothing in it overshadows the story as a whole.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movies about Jesus Christ marcin_kukuczka
this film changed my life fissaz
Crucifixion scene james-flinchbaugh2
Two different Pilates!? scotty2403
A question about a scene. feliciaswt
one of the better Jesus movies ry90
Discuss The Jesus Film (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?