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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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The greatest story of all time as it's never been told before. See more »


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Release Date:

14 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Jésus  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(2 parts) | (commercial free on TBN)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeremy Sisto is actually a practicing Buddhist. See more »


When the officials are talking about taking the adultress before Jesus to trap him, her eye makeup is all smeared. Yet when they are talking to Jesus, it's been cleaned up. See more »


Jesus: I am not alone; I am with my Father.
Satan: You will die in vain, Jesus...
Jesus: No! I'm in the hearts of men. I will die for the everlasting kindness of the human heart created by the Father, so that man will make His image shine once again. And those who want to will find in me the strength to love until the end.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »


Follows Moses (1995) See more »


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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A moving TV movie
13 November 2004 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I recently rented this version of the story of Jesus and find myself impressed with its message. This vision of Jesus focuses on his humanity and mission, rather than on his divinity. Jeremy Sisto captures a happy Jesus with the weight of salvation on his shoulders. Jacqueline Bisset and Debra Messing find a solid voice as two of the most important women in the story of Jesus. I believe the movie gives a unique and balanced viewpoint of Jesus, different from the too-divine vision of "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and the too-human vision of "The Last Temptation of Christ" and without the gore of "The Passion." Christians and fans of historical cinema would enjoy this movie, its message, and its style.

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