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Joshua (I) (2002)

 -  Drama  -  19 April 2002 (USA)
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"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joshua
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Father Tardone
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Father Pat Hayes
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Maggie
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Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Theo
Michael Guido ...
Aaron
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Kevin
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Joan Casey
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Steve Casey (as Mark Grapey)
Rich Komenich ...
Ray Persini
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Leo Persini
Cedric Young ...
Charlie
Tim Grimm ...
Bishop Anderson
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Michael Reed
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The town of Auburn was always normal, to say the least. True, the people there weren't really a "community", but they never noticed...until a stranger named Joshua rolled into town one morning. In small ways, Joshua began to help out around the town-helping a teen play guitar, helping save a marriage in danger, or teaching a bumbling priest how to speak about faith. An old Baptist church that came down in a storm is his next big project. With the help of stuttering Theo, who dreams of being a preacher, he brings the town together to restore the old building. In this way, the whole town unites and becomes a community. This attracts the attention of Father Tordone, who is a bitter man due to the fact that he lost a position in the Vatican. When the mysterious Joshua begins to show up in two places at once and miraculously cures a blind woman, Father Tordone believes Joshua is a false prophet, trying to cheat people. When his next huge miracle-reviving Theo from death after he falls from... Written by Anonymous

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The band that appears at the "worship service" is the contemporary Christian group Third Day. See more »

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Joshua presents his tools to the Pope as a gift. Just before Joshua disappears, the tools jump from the Pope's lap to his arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

Aaron: [In the Confessional with Father Tardone] It's a miracle!
Father Tardone: Aaron? You're Jewish! What are *you* doing here?
Aaron: I thought *someone* should tell you!
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Love Is Moving
Written and Performed by Michael W. Smith
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It's all about love
24 May 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

It's not about what church you go to, it's not about doing good or

doing bad, it's not about who likes you or how 'important' you are.

It's all about love. We love others because God first loved us.

That's the message this movie portrays as Joshua comes in this

completely hypothetical portrayal of Christ coming to modern,

small town America. He reminds the townspeople in plain, simple

ways what it means to truly care for people. It's not trying to be a

prophetic second coming film, only a fictional story designed to

prove a point.

Maybe the film's a little idealistic, maybe it's a little corny in a

couple places. Who cares? I felt better after watching this movie

than I have after any movie in a while. It's a nice change from the

normal film of today's market which glorifies hatred and revenge.

8 of 10


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