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Writers (WGA):
John Kent Harrison (teleplay)
Francesco Contaldo (earlier teleplay)
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Release Date:
4 December 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The faith to inspire millions begins with the power of one.
Plot:
Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
excellent biography See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jon Voight ... Pope John Paul II / Karol Wojtyla

Cary Elwes ... Young Karol Wojtyla

James Cromwell ... Cardinal Adam Sapieha

Christopher Lee ... Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Ben Gazzara ... Cardinal Agostino Casaroli
Daniele Pecci ... Roman
Vittoria Belvedere ... Eva
Giuliano Gemma ... Navarro Valls
Ettore Bassi ... Gapa
Wenanty Nosul ... Stanislaw Dziwisz
Stefano Molinari ... SS Officer
Valeria Cavalli ... Teresa
Bartosz Glogowski ... SS Officer
Chiara Conti ... Anna
Bianca Nappi ... Vittoria

Giulietta Revel ... Halina
Giovanna Nodari ... Nurse
Fabrizio Bucci ... Krysztof Zachuta

Alessandro Demcenko ... First Young Doctor (as Alesandro Demcenko)

Beata Ben Ammar ... Beate
Luca Capuano ... Jeep Clerk #1
Andy Luotto ... Homeless Man
Luca Di Prospero ... Jeep Clerk #2
Marcin Kuzminski ... Mikal
Allan Caister ... Neurologist
Robert Gonera ... Tadeusz
Maurizio Di Carmine ... Older Doctor
Maciej Marczewski ... Marek
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Orthopedic Surgeon
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Czerny
Stefano Venturi ... Parish Priest
Christopher Good ... Cardinal Konig
Guido Roncalli ... Pope's Doctor
Michele Alhaique ... Young Waiter (as Michelle Alhaique)
Krzysztof Janczar ... Dobry

Giampiero Rotoli ... Second Young Doctor
Juliusz Chrzastowski ... Jerzy
Giorgia Porchetti ... Woman
Carlo Sabatini ... Master of Ceremonies
Mariusz Sibiga ... Dashkov (as Marcin Sibiga)
Jean Paul Buana ... African Journalist
Jacek Lenartowicz ... Lech Walesa
Marcus J. Cotterell ... American Journalist
Giacomo Piperno ... Cardinal Felici
Fabrizio Rogano ... British Journalist
Mikolaj Grabowski ... Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Wlodzimierz Chrenkoff ... Communist Sec. Officer
Paolo Paolini ... Cardinal Villot
Dimitri Tamarov ... Elderly Cardinal
Vanni Corbellini ... Cynical Journalist
Sergio Nicolai ... First Cardinal

Francis Pardeilhan ... Engineer
Luis Molteni ... Second Cardinal
Carla Verolo ... Eva's Mother
Roberto Nobile ... Third Cardinal
Tadeusz Bradecki ... Father Kozlowski
Andrzej Blumenfeld ... Gierek Edward
Luca Lombardi ... French Journalist
Robert Mazurkiewicz ... Captain
Edward Zentana ... Gestapo Officer
Pietro Sarubbi ... José Lopez Portillo
Zaneta Babik ... Little Girl
Nicola Pistoia ... Cardinal De Furstenberg
Lidia Duda ... Little Girl's Mother
Ronald Dudley Grant ... African Cardinal
Adrian Ochalik ... Lukash
Andrzej Zarnecki ... Prof. Kriek (as Adrzej Zarnechi)
Alessandro Zamattio ... Gestapo Officer

Harald Posch ... Hans Frank
Mariapia Cassarino ... Tyranowski
Slawomir Sosnierz ... Older Nun
Alicja Bienicewicz ... Older Nun (as Alicia Bienicewicz)
Ewa Zytkiewicz ... Andrei Gromyko
Cyrus Elias ... Polish Man
Maria Bosco ... Sister Lucia
Dominik Nowak ... Crucitti

Giulio Base ... Pope Paul VI
Michele Gammino ... Leonid Brezhnev
Eddie Roberts ... SB Roberts
Slawomir Zapala ... Seminarian Wiktor Loga / Sharczwoeski
Fabrizio Jovine ... Yuri Andropov
Elisabetta Tucci ... Sister Katerina
Andrzej Szopa ... Mikhail Gorbachev
Claudio Spadaro ... Soviet Leader
Bruce McGuire ... US Embassy Official
Ennio Tozzi ... Theatre Director
Agneska Popkiewicz ... Screaming Woman
Wojciech Leonowicz ... Edmund (as Wojciech Leonowocz)
Krzys Kremieniecki ... Young Boy 12 Yrs Old
Izabela Kuna ... Emilia Wojtylowa
Klara Bielawka ... Younger Nun
Ryszard Radwanski ... Gomulka
Valentina Capone ... Second Nurse
Maciej Kepika ... Young Karol 12 Yrs Old
Zygmunt Jozetczak ... Bishop Baziak

Marc Fiorini ... Professor La Pira (as Mark Fiorini)
Pierpaolo Lovino ... Ambulance Driver
Paula Carboni ... Sister Tobiana

David Traylor ... First Worker (as David Zed)
Marta Król ... Danuta (as Marta Krol)
Raffaela Latagiata ... Second Worker
Gabriella Barbuti ... Roman's Wife

Romuald Andrzej Klos ... Third Worker (as Romuald Klos)
Daniele Petruccioli ... Thomas

Andrea Bosca ... Guard
Michal Dworczyk ... Anna's Boyfriend (Piotr)
Wojciech Kowman ... Sec. Officer Poland (as Wojtek Kowman)
Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka ... Dobry's Wife (as Agnieszka Mandat)
Maciej Malysa ... Young Priest
Pawel Kacprzycki ... First Seminarian (as Pawél Kasprzycki)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maciej Lusnia ... Father Zacher

Ted Rusoff ... Iman of Sarajevo
Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Mehmet Ali Agca
Ben Talar ... Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Kent Harrison 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Kent Harrison (teleplay)

Francesco Contaldo (earlier teleplay)

Salvatore Basile (additional material) &
Francesco Arlanch (additional material)

Produced by
Tarak Ben Ammar .... associate producer
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Matilde Bernabei .... executive producer
Marcial Cuquerella .... producer
Stephen Davis .... producer
Chris Grabowski .... co-producer
Slawomir Józwik .... co-producer
Sara Melodia .... creative producer (2005)
Anselmo Parrinello .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Frisina 
 
Cinematography by
Fabrizio Lucci 
 
Film Editing by
Henk Van Eeghen 
 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
Julia Duff 
Katarzyna Janicka 
Molly Lopata 
Cornelia von Braun 
 
Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile  (as Pierluigi Basile)
 
Set Decoration by
Ettore Guerrieri 
 
Costume Design by
Enrica Biscossi 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist: Jon Voight
Jeff Goodwin .... prosthetics: Jon Voight
Klaudyna Góralska .... makeup artist
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Ryan Nicholson .... prosthetic effects designer
 
Production Management
Manuela Cacciamani .... unit manager
Janusz B. Czech .... production manager
Mirko D'Angeli .... unit manager
Federico Foti .... production manager
Rosario Ranieri .... post-production supervisor
Simona Sciannimanico .... unit manager
Corrado Trionfera .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inti Carboni .... first assistant director: second unit
Sergio Ercolessi .... first assistant director
Edoardo Ferretti .... second second assistant director
Krzysztof Lukaszewicz .... assistant director
Jan Michelini .... second unit director
Andrea Pagani .... second second assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Julia Popkiewicz .... assistant director
Fiona Spillard .... assistant director
Ewa Wlodarz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist
Roberta Federico .... assistant art director
Emanuele Guerrini .... construction crew
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Maurizio Argentieri .... sound
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... ProTools engineer
Andrea Lancia .... sound re-recording mixer
Cecilia Lanzi .... sound assistant
Pontecorvi Lorenzo .... music cutter
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Dave Tinsley .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects
Franco Galiano .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
George Bloom .... visual effects supervisor
Lori Freitag-Hild .... digital compositor
James Holt .... Massive artist
Simone Jacoella .... digital compositor
Nicki Kreitzman .... digital compositor
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Robert Brzezinski Jr. .... stunts
Tomasz Krzemieniecki .... stunts
Jaroslaw Nowikowski .... utility stunts
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt coordinator
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefano Lombardo .... loader
Ernesto Natoli .... camera operator
Flaviano Ricci .... grip
Emanuele Salvatore .... grip
Simone Scarozza .... second assistant camera
Alessandro Signori .... steadicam operator
Marcin Studniarek .... assistant camera
Luciano Teolis .... assistant camera
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator: A
Wojtek Trovato .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Fabiola Banzi .... casting: Italy
Katarzyna Janicka .... casting: Poland
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
 
Editorial Department
Nicola Bonifati .... assistant: editor
Lorenzo Ciccinato .... assistant editor
Fabrizio Donati .... on-line editor
 
Transportation Department
Massimiliano Rocchetti .... transportation captain: Poland
 
Other crew
Barbara Ancarani .... production coordinator
Sabrina Canale .... personal assistant to director
Paulina Czech .... production assistant
Saverio D'Ercole .... story editor
Andrea Grazzani .... location manager
Pierpaolo Marcelli .... footage research supervisor
Paolo Merosi .... extras supervisor
Mario Ruggeri .... story editor
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell
Anna Skuza .... production assistant
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
USA:186 min (including commercials) | Poland:127 min (theatrical version) | Italy:201 min (2 parts) | Poland:171 min (4 episodes)
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Color (Augustus)
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Trivia:
CBS trimmed the first installment of the miniseries for the Vatican screening, bringing the four-hour film down to 90 minutes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the newly-elected Pope John Paul II is changing into his white papal cassock, the actor playing the pope switches between Cary Elwes and Jon Voight several times between shots (most likely this scene was filmed twice, once with Elwes and once with Voight, and the scenes were then edited together).See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
excellent biography, 8 December 2005
Author: promptjo from Canada

I commend CBS for airing this excellent biography of Pope John Paul II. I feel it did a marvelous job of portraying his courage, faith and love! There was a continuity from event to event that was not apparent in the biography aired by a rival network a few days earlier. Because of all the Pope did, it was impossible to do an adequate job of showing his life with only a two-hour movie. It is refreshing that an American television network chose to depict the Pope in a positive way instead of denigrating religion as the secular media are often wont to do. I also appreciated being shown how Pope John Paul II turned to God for inspiration when he had choices to make and during his trials. Finally, I think Jon Voigt was able to capture the Pope's sense of humour and his char ism.

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