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Jesus (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  14 May 2000 (USA)
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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

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Jesus dreams of a medieval battle in the name of Jesus Christ and of a dying world war soldier who, in desperation, calls out the name: Jesus. Jesus awakes, distraught. What is the meaning of this nightmare? Why are these strangers using his name? Jesus is a simple carpenter, like his father Joseph. Both are presently looking for work, but they've been wandering for days from town to town without finding any. Times are difficult in Galilee. Roman taxes are stifling the country. The hated Jewish tax collectors, viewed by the people as traitors, rob people of their last means of subsistence. Revolts and bands of revolutionary thieves are spreading uncertainty throughout the land. Herod Antipas, the Jewish king, is merely a weak shadow of his feared father Herod the Great. The real power lies in the hands of Caiphas, the high priest. To strengthen his position, he plays the Jewish interests against the Roman interests with religious fervor. His most dangerous opponent is the new Roman ... Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Broadcast the same year as 'Mary: Mother of Jesus (1999) (TV)', which featured Christian Bale as Jesus. Jeremy Sisto went on to voice Batman in 'Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)(TV)'. Christian Bale played Batman in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Also appearing was Gary Oldman, who plays Pontius Pilate in this film. See more »

Goofs

During Crucifixion a close up of a nail is shown on the wrist area being hammered in. Later on when Jesus appears to his disciples and tells Thomas to touch his nail wound, the wound is in his palm. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: What's the matter Andrew? You don't dance?
Andrew: I'll dance... When Israel is free and people are honest!
Jesus: It'll be a very slow dance!
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In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

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Version of Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973) See more »

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Pie Jesu
from "Requiem"
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Sarah Brightman with Paul Miles-Kingston & The Winchester Cathedral Choir
By kind permission of The Really Useful Group Ltd., London
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The Human Jesus
18 May 2000 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

I am glad that someone has finally portrayed Jesus as a man and not as an angelic Superman. This is a Jesus that I could follow. A Jesus that joked with his friends and yet they knew He was more than just a man. A Jesus who could fall into temptation and yet knew he had a higher calling. I'm sure that some will be upset with Sisto's Jesus as being TOO modern, but he portrayed Him as a Christ for all the ages. I wish that more biblical movies would have their characters as human beings and not cardboard cut-outs.


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