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The Judas Project (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy  |  19 February 1993 (USA)
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Credited cast:
John O'Banion ...
Arthur Cunningham
Gerald Gordon ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue Amick ...
Steven Anderson ...
Richard Arnold ...
Ari Barak ...
Judith Childs
Ray Holtman ...
J. Michael Hunter ...
Slavitza Jovan ...
Leon McBride ...
Buttons the Clown


How would you react if Christ had re-appeared on earth today? Would man kind repeat their mistakes or accept? This movie is about a modernized 2nd coming of Christ. Instead of facing Romans there are different obstacles in this modern times that he'd have to face. Written by J. Greenhood

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$2,932,790 (USA)

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[Jesse is speaking to a crowd at the beach, as Jude looks on]
Jesse: Don't worry about the way others live. Perfect yourself first, with the strength that I give you. The rescuer comes to a drowning man, not a great swimmer. It would be better that some are made blind in order that they would see. Love is the key to overcoming hate.
[then, as Jesse prepares to heal a man's bad leg... ]
Jesse: I can't teach a man to walk who's trusting in a crutch. Don't limit me; my power has no limits. Do you have faith? It's...
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He's Just a Man with a Band and a Magic Show
Words and Music by James H. Barden
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Bad community theater on film
3 July 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

One of the selling points of this movie was "Made entirely apart from Hollywood," and, boy, does it show. So much so, I only sat there for the first third of the movie.

As an actor and soon-to-be filmmaker, I was interested in the whole "apart from Hollywood" angle. As a Christian, the idea of a modern Gospel intrigued me. Both parts of me were offended by this well-intended turkey.

The filmmaker in me was offended by the tedium of the story - this is the Greatest Story Ever Told, and they couldn't make it interesting. The acting could only be likened to bad community theater put on film.

The Christian in me was offended by the treatment of various parts of the telling. First of all, Jesse (Jesus) was a sensitive, weepy-eyed Gap ad, not the strong, passionate carpenter of the gospels. The point at which I walked out was this: At the transfiguration, Jesse reveals his true self, glorified, to the apostles. Two of the apostles do a jaw-drop-then-faint-like-a-board take, like a WB cartoon, with similar sound effects. Wow. This proud-to-be-Christian director reduced one of the high points of Jesus' life to a slapstick routine. Revolting.

The Christian filmmaker in me was offended because all I could think was, "OK, great. Now everyone who sees this is going to think that THIS is what Christian filmmakers do - make crappy movies."

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