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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R  |   |  Drama  |  25 February 2004 (USA)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mattia Sbragia ...
Toni Bertorelli ...
Hristo Shopov ...
Pontius Pilate (as Hristo Naumov Shopov)
Giacinto Ferro ...
Aleksander Mincer ...
Nicodemus (as Olek Mincer)
Sheila Mokhtari ...
Woman in Audience
Lucio Allocca ...
Old Temple Guard


A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between which prisoner ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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12 Hours That Changed the World See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,305,089 (Australia) (27 February 2004)


$499,263 (USA) (25 March 2005)

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Did You Know?


Rumors circulated that James Horner was interested in composing the music for this film. Later on, female composers such as Lisa Gerrard and Rachel Portman were in talks, and Portman did indeed have the job until her pregnancy caused her to bow out gracefully. John Debney took the job in the end. See more »


Jesus' computer-generated brown eyes sometimes fade into Jim Caviezel's blue ones. This happens when Jesus is taken at Gethsemane, and again after Jesus has first taken the cross on his shoulders (before the shot with the donkeys and palm leaves in the background). See more »


[first lines]
Jesus: Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?
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Crazy Credits

The movie doesn't begin with credits, but only with a verse from the Bible: "He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53; 700 B.C. See more »


Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »


Written by Goksel Baktagir and Yurdal Tokcan
Performed by Goksel Baktagir and Yurdal Tokcan
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Misconceptions about the Passion
10 August 2004 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

Obviously there are some people who are rather ignorant about the words they use and what the Passion of the Christ actually is supposed to be. The one user who said "There is nothing passionate about this movie" obviously did not research the meaning of the word Passion. The English word has its roots in the Latin passio, which means, simply, "suffering."

A search on "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary" turns up:

PASSION: \Pas"sion\, v. i. To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

People also seem upset that this movie did not portray the times in Jesus' life when he was deep in ministry. The Passion of the Christ is a centuries old tradition. I recently visited Oberammergau, Germany and saw the site of the Passion Play that has been performed every decade since 1634. The Passion Play ONLY portrays the suffering of Christ. It is meant to bring the what Christ did for our sins to the forefront.

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