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Joshua (2002)

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

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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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The Pope
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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19 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Джошуа  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michael W. Smith specifically provided the song "Love Is Moving" for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Fr. Tardone goes to speak to the Bishop about Joshua, he tells the Bishop about "a man" who has come into the community. After describing a bit of what's been happening, regarding "the man," the Bishop asks Fr. Tardone, "And this Joshua can do that?" Fr. Tardone had never mentioned Joshua's name. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: Who are you?
Joshua: Peter, don't you know me? The world has become such a frightening place. There's so much anger and not enough love. Deep in their hearts of so many people, there is an emptiness that nothing in this world can fill. And that emptiness makes it impossible for them to love.
The Pope: It's so overwhelming. What should I do?
Joshua: Remind them that I love them. That I died for them. Tell them that my love is real. That if they open their hearts to it, I will fill that emptiness and that they will be ...
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Written by Regie Hamm
Performed by Point of Grace
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Captivating family movie
15 July 2004 | by (Oakville, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This isn't a movie about the end of the world or the second coming. There is no violence and minimal character development. Yet, this film is captivating. What if Jesus were to come back as a human being? Would he be recognized? Would he be more easily accepted? Or would the same prejudices and arrogance lead to his rejection?

That's the premise behind this movie and the novel by Joseph Girzone. It's not as good as the book (no real confrontation with the Vatican in the film), but is still a film that touches me. I find myself watching it time and again just because it's special and I can't quite put my finger on why.

So watch it and decide for yourself.


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