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Jesus (1999)

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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2000 years ago one man changed the world forever. See more »


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14 May 2000 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Jeremy Sisto was 25 years old when he played 33 year-old Jesus. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Jesus: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!
Livio: We know exactly what we're doing, Messiah; we're killing you.
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In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

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Follows Samson and Delilah (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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 "Wired" of Jesus films
25 April 2000 | by 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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