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The Judas Project (1990)

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... See full summary »

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John O'Banion ...
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Jude
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Arthur Cunningham
Gerald Gordon ...
Jackson
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Poneras
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Sue Amick ...
Mother
Steven Anderson ...
James
Richard Arnold ...
John
Ari Barak ...
DeCarmo
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Judith Childs
Ray Holtman ...
Pete
J. Michael Hunter ...
Andy
Slavitza Jovan ...
Asa
Leon McBride ...
Buttons the Clown
Laurens Moore ...
Blind Man
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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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In a time of madness, a man of true greatness gave his life to save humanity. The man was the Son of God. The time is now. See more »

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$2,932,790 (USA)
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The only film ever made by James H. Barden. See more »

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[Jesse is delivering another sermon to His congregation on the beach]
Jesse: You have heard that you should love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But what reward is in that? I am telling you to love your enemy, to pray and forgive those who persecute you... You expect God to do for you what you're not willing to do for others? Since God is your Father, shouldn't you be a reflection of Him? Anything that lasts does so because it is built on a solid foundation.
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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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