MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,129 this week

Peter and Paul (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  12 April 1981 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 384 users  
Reviews: 13 user

Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 15 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 57 titles
created 01 Nov 2013
 
a list of 64 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Peter and Paul" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Peter and Paul (TV Movie 1981)

Peter and Paul (TV Movie 1981) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Peter and Paul.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Othello (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A general becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Anthony Pedley, Bob Hoskins, Geoffrey Chater
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet
The Dawning (1988)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An IRA gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause.

Director: Robert Knights
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jean Simmons
The Bunker (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman
One Man's War (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Sergio Toledo
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Norma Aleandro, Fernanda Torres
Mussolini and I (TV Series 1985)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins
To Be the Best (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with A Woman of Substance ends with this epic tale! Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business-and struggles to salvage her marriage.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Anthony Hopkins, Stephanie Beacham
St. Paul (TV Movie 2000)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew, Reuben, who ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Johannes Brandrup, Thomas Lockyer, Barbora Bobulova
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1620, the Assembly of the Pilgrims decides to emigrate to the young America because of the persecution they suffer by the English crown. The film tells the adventurous journey of the ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Crenna, Jenny Agutter
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Briers
Lloyd George (TV Movie 1973)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Thorley Walters
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Cliff De Young, Anthony Hopkins, Denise Alexander
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Gamaliel (as Jose Ferrer)
...
...
Mark
...
...
...
...
Shanit Keter ...
Daphne
Denis Lill ...
...
Julius
Giannis Voglis ...
John (as Yannis Voglis)
Edit

Storyline

Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petros kai Pavlos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to page 202 of the book "The Bible On Film" (Scarecrow, 1981, written by R. Campbell and M. Pitts) this originally aired in 2 parts: part 1 on April 12, 1981; part 2 on April 14, 1981. See more »

Quotes

Paul of Tarsus: [shouting at Simon Peter] You're like a straw, blown in the wind!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Standard Biblical fare
4 March 2001 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

About what you would expect from a made-for-TV drama based on the Bible: reverent, hagiographic, and scrupulously faithful to a literal reading of the New Testament. No attempt to question or deconstruct the officially handed down story, this production works primarily as an illustrated guide to the Acts of the Apostles (for a more controversial view of Paul, and his relationship with Jesus's original disciples, read Hyam Maccoby's "The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity"). As such, I suppose this could be seen as a useful teaching aid for Bible studies - much like the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth was for the Gospels. However, don't expect much beyond that: the locations, direction and acting are all serviceable at best, and the drama is mostly underdeveloped. To anyone not already familiar with the story, in fact, the events portrayed within are probably too confusing and inexplicable to be enjoyable or instructive in any way.

I first saw this as a little kid, and I remember that Anthony Hopkins (who I'd never heard of or seen before) made an impression on me (this was well before his Hannibal Lecter days). I rented this on video recently mainly to find out why. It was probably because he is so very striking *looking* as Paul - he has strong features, and a perpetually determined expression on his face. However, I do not find his portrayal convincing overall; he is far too restrained, too genteel, and he plays the part, from first to last, as if assured of his sainthood from the outset. That's the problem with all these Bible stories for TV: they get mired in their own piousness, and assume a reverence which is never earned or explained. As such, they are for believers only. Certainly, Paul must have been a more wily and bombastic character, more slippery and egotistical, than he is portrayed here. In other words, there's a great *human* story in him - to be told by someone, somewhere. This ain't it.


7 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How true is this film? geoffrey-jackson
Available on DVD. moovyfellow
Another similar DVD moovyfellow
Who was the shepherd kid at the end? drakonok
Discuss Peter and Paul (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?