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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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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

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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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Jeremy Sisto is actually a practicing Buddhist. See more »

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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

Mary Magdalene: I just don't understand how you can believe in someone like me.
Jesus: God forgives you Mary
Mary Magdalene: If I were a man I'd be your most loyal disciple.
Jesus: Those who speak for me *are* my disciples
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In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

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Followed by Mary Magdalene (2000) See more »

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I Need You
Written by Ty Lacy & Dennis Matkosky
Produced for Le Ann Rimes by the Acrynon Production Group
Le Ann Rimes appears courtesy of Curb Records
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The "Wired" of Jesus films
25 April 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a mess this film is! This unneeded "update" of the story of Jesus Christ has the depth (and feel) of a Calvin Klein commercial. I guess they felt that no one would pay attention unless the dialogue was written to sound like a 1990's soap opera set in Los Angeles...and the devil made to seem like a game show host. I appreciate the effort, but unlike an earlier attempt at "modernizing" the Jesus story ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), this thing falls completely flat and really has a ludicrous, bad feeling to it...the power of the story is completely lost.


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