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Writer:
John Goldsmith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 November 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For God loved the world So much...
Plot:
The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Who woulda thought? See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice)

Henry Ian Cusick ... Jesus Christ

Stuart Bunce ... John
Daniel Kash ... Simon Peter
Stephen Russell ... Pontius Pilate

Alan Van Sprang ... Judas Iscariot
Diana Berriman ... Virgin Mary

Richard Lintern ... Leading Pharisee

Scott Handy ... John the Baptist
Lynsey Baxter ... Mary Magdalene
Diego Matamoros ... Nicodemus
Nancy Palk ... Samaritan Woman

Elliot Levey ... Nathanael

Andrew Pifko ... Philip

Cedric Smith ... Caiaphas

Tristan Gemmill ... Andrew
Stuart Fox ... Blind Man
David Meyer ... Lame Man
Nicolas Van Burek ... Young Levite
William Pappas ... Elderly Levite
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Abadzis ... Man in Crowd #7

Tony Arunah Abbey ... Relative of Malchus

Aaron Abrams ... Man in Temple Crowd #3

Jordan Andonov ... Temple Guard

Salvatore Antonio ... Judas (Not Iscariot) (as Salvatore Migliore)
Sean Arnold ... Elderly Priest

Ashley Artus ... Man in Crowd #1 (as Ashley Artis)
David Bannerman ... Man in Street #2
Wendy Baxter ... Girl at Gate
Russell Bennett ... Man in Temple Mount #2
Maria Jose Berti ... Woman in Crowd

Andrew Bicknell ... Government Official

Paul Braunstein ... Man in Temple Crowd #4

Mark Anthony Brighton ... Malchus (as Mark Brighton)

Miriam Brown ... Martha

Greg Bryk ... Disciple
Billy-Joe Buttery ... Wedding Guest

Inga Cadranel ... Adulterous Woman

George Camiller ... Pharisee #2
Dominic Cuzzocrea ... High Official #1 (as Domenic Cuzzocrea)
Donald Ewer ... Annas
Jan Filips ... Joseph of Arimathea
Gilly Gilchrist ... Man in Crowd #4
Richard Heap ... Roman Captain
Miriam Hughes ... Mary, Lazarus' Sister
John Ioannou ... Man in Crowd #8
Nick Johne ... Chief Servant

Alex Karzis ... James

Richard Lumsden ... Baptist's Disciple #2
Peter MacQueen ... Baptist's Disciple #1
Stephen Mapes ... Jesus' Brother #1

Lisa Marcos ... Bride
Miguel Angel Martin ... Man in Street #1
Gregory Meyers ... Disciple (as Gregory Myers)
Paul Mota ... Jew
Paul Nolan ... Bridegroom

Paulino Nunes ... Mason
Sara Pelusi ... Young Woman
Heinar Piller ... High Official #3 (as Heiner Pillar)

Alex Poch-Goldin ... Disciple (as Alex Poch-Golden)
Rami Posner ... Man in Synagogue
Allan Price ... Blind Man's Father

Tim Progosh ... The Master of the Feast

Carlo Rota ... Chief Temple Guard
Donald Saunders ... Man in Crowd #5
Sal Scozzari ... Mason #2
Nitzan Sharron ... Lazarus
Michael Stevens ... Court Scribe
Andy Velasquez ... Thomas the Twin
Timothy Walker ... Man in Crowd #2

Frederick Warder ... Government Official's Servant

Craig Blair ... Roman Centurion (uncredited)

Egidio Tari ... Jesus Follower (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Saville 
 
Writing credits
John Goldsmith (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Chrisafis .... producer
Garth H. Drabinsky .... producer
Martin Katz .... executive producer
Joel B. Michaels .... executive producer
Sandy Pearl .... executive producer
Clyde Wagner .... associate producer (as John Clyde Wagner)
 
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslaw Baszak 
 
Film Editing by
Michel Arcand 
Ron Wisman Jr. 
 
Production Design by
Don Taylor 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Brock 
Collin Niemi 
 
Set Decoration by
Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks 
 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
 
Makeup Department
Debra Johnson .... hair stylist
Burton J. LeBlanc .... key makeup artist (as Burton Leblanc)
Bea Millas .... hair stylist
Bea Millas .... makeup artist
Trefor Proud .... makeup artist
Kelly Shanks .... assistant hair stylist
Geralyn Wraith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lynn Mallay .... production manager
Peter Welter Soler .... production manager: Spain
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Ana Gallardo .... third assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Deryck Blake .... property master
Carlos Caneca .... assistant set decorator
Jean-Andre Carriere .... set designer
Vladislav Fyodorov .... first assistant art
Sergio Kolomiyets .... assistant props
Matthew Lammerich .... key scenic artist
Erin Leslie .... assistant key scenic artist
Robert J. Lewis .... storyboard artist
Michael Madden .... set designer
Jeffrey A. Melvin .... assistant set decorator
Elizabeth Moran .... art department coordinator
Vicente Peñalver .... carpenter
Chris Swann .... art director: Spain
Eva Torres .... props
Donald Vandewater .... construction coordinator
Richelle Wilks .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Matt Ahrens .... first assistant sound editor
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Michael Gabriel .... adr recordist
Matthew Hussey .... first assistant sound editor
David Lee .... sound
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Stephen Muir .... foley recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Andrew Tay .... re-recording mixer
Brandon Walker .... dialogue editor
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Stephen Wallace .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Andrea Adams .... digital animator: Peerless Camera Company
Nick Bedford .... assistant digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Martin Body .... senior roto artist: Peerless Camera Company
Jim Bowers .... digital matte painter: Peerless Camera Company
Steve Cutmore .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Rick Hannigan .... project coordinator: Cine-Byte Imaging
Ben Hicks .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Diane Kingston .... digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company
Paul Round .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Slade .... digital compositor: Peerless Camera Company
John Swinnerton .... visual effects supervisor: Peerless Camera Company
Mark Tureski .... digital titles/opticals: Cine-Byte Imaging
Chris Wallace .... hi-def colourist
David C. Bryant .... digital artist: Digiscope (uncredited)
Fortunato Frattasio .... digital artist: Digiscope (uncredited)
Mitch Goldstrom .... senior systems administrator: Digiscope (uncredited)
Christopher Stack .... data manager: Digiscope (uncredited)
Colin Walcott .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Carson Manning .... stunt performer
Darren Marsman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Battistone .... first assistant camera
Dave Bouskill .... rigging gaffer
Dave Ferguson .... key grip
Bryan Forde .... gaffer
Greg Haddow .... best boy electric
Marek Krawczyk .... assistant rigging chief lighting technician
Edward Lipscombe .... best boy rigging grip
Monty Montgomerie .... first assistant key grip
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Jonathan Payne .... casting assistant
Brad Warshaw .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Ashton .... assistant costume designer
Sylvie Bonniere .... costume extras supervisor
Michele Harney .... assistant costume designer
Loreen Lightfoot .... milliner
Trelawnie Mead .... costume dyer/breakdown
Robyn Rosenberg .... costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Sandy Pereira .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Banks .... musician: harp, lyre, etc
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Mat Bartram .... assistant music engineer
Holly Carroll .... music copyist
Stephen Cera .... music supervisor
Paul Clarvis .... musician: percussion
Jeff Danna .... music producer
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Olga FitzRoy .... assistant music engineer
Brad Haehnel .... music mixer
Brad Haehnel .... music recordist
Stuart Hall .... musician: lyre
Jan Hendrickse .... musician: ancient flutes
Jake Jackson .... assistant music engineer
Robin Jeffrey .... musician: lute, mandolin, oud
Tom Jenkins .... assistant music engineer
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... music performed by
Hossam Ramzy .... musician: percussion
Paul Talkington .... music contractor
Allan Wilson .... musician: shofar
 
Transportation Department
Juan Fernández .... transportation
 
Other crew
Juan Aguirre .... assistant accountant
Patricia Aguirre .... assistant accountant
Christopher Comrie .... payroll accountant
Alfonso Garcia Lopez .... production coordinator
John Gaskin .... production auditor
Hannah Hempstead .... production executive
Anthony Pangalos .... assistant production coordinator
Jules Pereira .... assistant production coordinator (as Julie Pereira)
Ronan Quinn .... assistant to director
Sue Sparling .... first assistant accountant
Jennifer Stivala-Beckwith .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer Stivala)
Angel Carlos Villarias .... production coordinator: Spain
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Gospel of John" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence involving the crucifixion
Runtime:
125 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
75 principal actors and 2,000 extras.See more »
Quotes:
Jesus Christ:It is finished.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The King of Kings (1927)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Song of Songs, Chapter VII: excerptSee more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Who woulda thought?, 16 December 2003
Author: pyhee_the_ii from Seoul, Korea

I read about "The Gospel of John" in the newspapers, and the first thing that crossed my mind was, "Why another Jesus movie?" With "The Passion" coming just around the corner, "The Gospel of John" seemed a bit overshadowed by all of the hype Mel Gibson's movie was getting. Still, I did my research, being a fan of Jesus movies, and found some pretty good reviews. I still didn't expect it to be as good as it was, and as soon as I popped the DVD into my TV I was mesmerized for the entire three hours of the movie.

Henry Ian Cusick is absolutely amazing in his role of Jesus Christ. His only competition would be Robert Powell of "Jesus of Nazareth", but Cusick's performance was unlike any I'd seen before (and I've seen "Jesus" the miniseries with Jeremy Sisto, "Jesus" with Brian Deacon, "Matthew" with Bruce Marchiano, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" with Max Von Sydow, "King of Kings" with Jeff Hunter, "The King of Kings" with H.B. Warner, "Jesus of Nazareth" with Robert Powell, and both versions of "Jesus Christ Superstar"). His potrayal of Christ is absolutely effortless, which is even more impressive considering the fact that he's speaking word for word from the book of John. Not only does he do wonders with the script, but his overall interpretation of Jesus is unique and, for me, very inspiring. Cusick's Christ knows his mission and carries it out with determination, and, most of all, authority; but this doesn't hold back his human side either, and he is very believable as a loving, caring Christ (the single tear running down his face during the raising of Lazarus was so touching and convincing that it made ME cry). Some may believe that his attitude toward the Pharisees was harsh, and I'll admit that I was a bit taken back when he raised his voice more than once throughout the movie-- but as it progresses, his emotions seem appropriate for someone desperately trying to teach a message of salvation that no one seems to want to accept.

The special effects were very well-done. The scene where Jesus is walking on the water is finally convincing...

The only problem I had with the movie was that it seemed to shy away from the crucifixion. I was a bit disappointed at the way the movie zipped through one of the most crucial parts of the Gospel, especially with Cusick's passionate performance throughout the first couple of hours of the movie. The end result is about two hours and thirty minutes of beautiful cinematography and brilliant acting, and a really "blah" finale. The directors really missed the chance to make an impression by failing to utilize the most dramatic part of Christ's life. Cusick could have worked wonders with it.

As for the rest of the cast, each member was perfect. Even the minor roles were believable-- the Pharisees and the people on the street gave very in-depth, and occassionally passionate, performances.

"The Gospel of John" was one of the best potrayals of Christ I have ever seen. I highly recommend it, and just a heads up--the "Special Features" addition to the DVD set is a great bonus!

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