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Writer (WGA):
Suzette Couture (teleplay)
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14 May 2000 (USA) See more »
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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Roger Young 
Writing credits
Suzette Couture (teleplay)

Produced by
Roberta Cadringher .... associate producer
Russell Kagan .... producer
Frank Konigsberg .... co-executive producer
Heinrich Krauss .... producer: KirchMedia
Paolo Lucidi .... line producer
Lorenzo Minoli .... executive producer
Gianmario Pagano .... associate producer
Judd Parkin .... executive producer
Paolo Piria .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Raffaele Mertes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Benjamin A. Weissman  (as Benjamin Weissman)
Casting by
Barbara Giordani 
Cornelia von Braun 
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
Costume Design by
Simonetta Leoncini 
Giovanni Viti 
Makeup Department
Claudia Catini .... hair stylist
Francesca De Simone .... hair stylist
Annamaria Ginnoto .... hair stylist
Mirella Ginnoto .... key hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Elda Magnanti .... key hair stylist
Antonio Maltempo .... makeup artist
Alessandra Sampaolo .... makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... key makeup artist
Edward Ternes .... hair stylist: Miss Bisset
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist: Miss Bisset
Gianna Viola .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jawad Cherkaoui .... unit manager: Morocco
Ahmed Darif .... production manager: Morocco
Federico Foti .... unit manager
Giovanni Lovatelli .... unit production manager
Alessandro Lucidi .... post-production supervisor
Marco Olivieri .... unit manager
Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante .... production manager: Malta
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... second assistant director
Sergio Ercolessi .... first assistant director
Emanuela Minoli .... second second assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Jeff Vacirca .... trainee assistant director (as Jeffrey Alan Vacirca)
Art Department
Abouhbie .... painter
Pasquale Avvisato .... property master
Fabio Carussi .... construction team
Angelo Caso .... sculptor
Luciano Curti .... painter
Marco Davoli .... construction team
Tatiana Hahn .... assistant set dresser (as Titjana Hahn)
Claudio Magrini .... key construction
Barnaba Pagliarini .... upholsterer
Pietro Petri .... construction team
Alberto Ruiu .... key plasterer
Sergio Ruiu .... plasterer
Giovanni Battista Russo .... construction team
Giancarlo Sensidoni .... key painter
Domenico Sica .... key art director
Titus Vossberg .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Graham)
Stephen Grubbs .... sound editor
Kristi Johns .... supervising adr editor
Terry O'Bright .... re-recording mixer
Lorenzo Pontecorvi .... sound remastering
Keith Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Marco Corridori .... special effects
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects coordinator
Silvano Scasseddu .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Alessia Bassi .... visual effects post-production coordinator
Loren Bivens .... visual effects
Deane Boeka .... visual effects
Marcello Buffa .... visual effects post-production supervisor
David Bush .... visual effects supervisor
Carla Calderoni .... visual effects post-production coordinator
Amedeo Califano .... digital artist
Beppe Carabelli .... visual effects post-production coordinator
Alessandro Cioffi .... digital compositor
Chris DeCristo .... digital compositor
Lori Freitag-Hild .... visual effects artist
George Garcia .... visual effects
Armando Lombardo .... compositor
Mario Negrocusa .... visual effects technical supervisor
Guido Pappadà .... digital effects production manager (as Guido Pappadá)
Ivan Parillo .... digital artist: Dyte
Alessandro Saponi .... digital artist
Franco Sgueglia .... digital effects coordinator
Scott Snyder .... visual effects
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor
Niel Wray .... digital effects artist (as Neil Wray)
Riccardo Zanettini .... digital artist
Hraefn Wulfson .... model maker (uncredited)
Younes Afroukh .... stunt performer
Giorgio Antonini .... stunts
Faycal Attougui .... stunts
Tarik Belmekki .... stunt performer
Othman Ilyassa .... stunts
Gérard Lesage .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Abdellah Oukseh .... stunt performer
Cedric Proust .... stunts
Joel Proust .... stunt coordinator
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Brahim Ait Belkas .... second assistant camera
Armando Barberi .... focus puller: "a" camera
Paolo Bovi .... grip
Bruno Bruni .... still photographer
Claudio Conti .... grip
Giovanni Cuomo .... grip
Fabio Delle Fratte .... clapper loader
Giovanni Galasso .... director of photography: second unit
Stanislao Galasso .... electrician
Maurizio Lorenzetti .... assistant camera
Maurizio Lorenzetti .... focus puller: "b" camera
Massimo Lupi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Roberto Luzi .... camera operator: "a" camera
Duccio Maccari .... clapper loader
Driss Marzak .... gaffer
Roberto Moreschini .... key grip
Marco Porto .... electrician
Casting Department
Barbara Giordani .... casting: Italy
Wendy Kurtzman .... casting: USA
Mohamed Nesrate .... extras casting
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: Europe
Lana Veenker .... casting assistant: London (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romano Amidei .... seamstress
Romano Amidei .... tailor
Abderrahim Benkhayi .... costumes
Vincenzo Cancellara .... set costumer
Antonia Chimera .... set costumer
Francesca Di Tocco .... seamstress
Francesca Di Tocco .... tailor
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Rossano Marchi .... costume ager/dyer
Mustapha Mimis .... set costumer
Anna Orazi .... set costumer
Giulia Orsacchiotto .... seamstress
Giulia Orsacchiotto .... tailor
Olga Pagnotta .... cutter
Olga Pagnotta .... tailor
Uliva Pizzetti .... assistant to costume designers
Maria Antonietta Salvatori .... set costumer
Hassan Taghriti .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Lynn Abroms .... assistant editor
Giancarlo Barberi .... color timer
Luigi Di Fabio .... negative cutter
Michael H. Friedlander .... second editor (as Michael Freidlander)
Charlotte Grau .... colorist
David Lebowitz .... assistant editor
Rosario Ranieri .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Michele Greco .... location manager
Marco Olivieri .... location manager
Music Department
Mike Curb .... executive producer: soundtrack album
Penka Kouneva .... lead orchestrator
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Patrick Williams .... conductor
Transportation Department
Abdelhay Elanbassi .... transportation
Abdenabi Izlaguen .... transportation coordinator
Enrico Pini .... transportation coordinator
Giuliano Troiano .... driver (as Giuliano Trojano)
Other crew
Damian Anderson .... production coordinator: Rome
Gianfranco Basti .... historical & biblical advisor
Tikon of Bronnisty .... historical & biblical advisor (as Tikon of Bronnitsky)
Carmine Cellitti .... catering chef
Valter De Filippis .... gennyman
Francesca Deodato .... production secretary
Gabriella Di Santo .... production coordinator
Riccardo Di Segni .... historical & biblical advisor
Francis Dokyi .... production runner: Rome (as Francis B.K. Dokti)
Zouhair El Fassi .... accountant: Morocco (as Zouheir El Fassi)
Francesco Fischietti .... assistant: Mr. Minoli
Marco Frisina .... historical & biblical advisor
Daniele Garonne .... historical & biblical advisor (as Daniele Garrone)
Pat Garrett .... choreographer: Salome's dance
Giampaolo Grassi .... armorer
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Heinrich Krauss .... historical & biblical advisor
Massimo Lodolo .... voice dubbing: Thomas Lockyer
Pierpaolo Marcelli .... story editor
Gaia Marotta .... production secretary
Gianmario Pagano .... historical & biblical advisor
Franco Penna .... chief accountant
Roberto Penna .... production auditor
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk
Andrea Piria .... accountant
Gianluigi Prato .... historical & biblical advisor
Joel Proust .... horse master
Elio Usai .... gennyman
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
Enrico Sabbatini .... in memory of

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Argentina:110 min | Canada:174 min | USA:240 min (2 parts) | USA:158 min (commercial free on TBN)
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Jeremy Sisto was 25 years old when he played 33 year-old Jesus.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Less passion, more compassion, 28 March 2004
Author: livewire-6 from Ottawa, Canada

Forget Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ". "Jesus", the television mini-series first aired in 1999, and reprised (the second half only) in March 2004, offers a more comprehensive view of Jesus' ministry, mission, death and resurrection. It provides a better understanding of the reason for His death -- not so much the result of political infighting between Romans and Jews, as Jesus' acceptance of His Father's will that humanity should be redeemed by one deed, one life of perfect obedience and love.

Sure, there are some historical improbabilities in the mini-series. For one thing, Pilate (Gary Oldman) and Herod are shown as being on good terms with each other. The Gospels tell us they did not become friends until the day Jesus died. The calling of the apostles looks amusingly as if Jesus is choosing up sides for a game of scrub, followed by a group hug.

But the crucifixion scene is accurate in its detail, yet not as excruciating (I use the term deliberately because it is derived from the Latin noun "crux" or cross) as Gibson's gorefest.

There are also some other very nice touches. Chief among them is Jesus' temptation by Satan, played by Jeroen Krabbe, attired as a 21st-century corporate executive. Satan tries to convince Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) that His sacrifice will be in vain because humanity will use religion to perpetrate acts of hatred such as the Crusades. He suggests that, with a wave of His hand, Jesus can make humans and life on earth perfect. But that would mean denying people freedom of choice. Jesus resists the temptation, believing in the power of love freely chosen.

Debra Messing ("Will and Grace") turns in a very creditable performance as Mary Magdalene. So does Jacqueline Bisset as Mary, the mother of Jesus. The raising of Lazarus is a very powerful scene, and Jesus' own resurrection goes beyond the empty tomb to its effect on the apostles -- something Gibson fails to show.

"Jesus", the TV miniseries, succeeds where Gibson's movie fails -- by showing less passion, and more compassion.

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