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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Kent Harrison (teleplay)
Francesco Contaldo (earlier teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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great performances, good TV job See more (20 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 90 of 114)

Christopher Lee ... Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski (2 episodes, 2005)

Ben Gazzara ... Cardinal Agostino Casaroli (2 episodes, 2005)
Daniele Pecci ... Roman (2 episodes, 2005)
Vittoria Belvedere ... Eva (2 episodes, 2005)

Giuliano Gemma ... Navarro Valls (2 episodes, 2005)
Ettore Bassi ... Gapa (2 episodes, 2005)
Wenanty Nosul ... Stanislaw Dziwisz (2 episodes, 2005)
Stefano Molinari ... SS Officer (2 episodes, 2005)
Valéria Cavalli ... Teresa (2 episodes, 2005)
Bartosz Glogowski ... SS Officer (2 episodes, 2005)
Chiara Conti ... Anna (2 episodes, 2005)

Alessandro Demcenko ... First Young Doctor (2 episodes, 2005)
Bianca Nappi ... Vittoria (2 episodes, 2005)

Giulietta Revel ... Halina (2 episodes, 2005)
Giovanna Nodari ... Nurse (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabrizio Bucci ... Krysztof Zachuta (2 episodes, 2005)

Beata Ben Ammar ... Beate (2 episodes, 2005)
Luca Capuano ... Jeep Clerk #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Andy Luotto ... Homeless Man (2 episodes, 2005)
Luca Di Prospero ... Jeep Clerk #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
Marcin Kuzminski ... Mikal (2 episodes, 2005)
Allan Caister Pearce ... Neurologist (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Gonera ... Tadeusz (2 episodes, 2005)
Maurizio Di Carmine ... Older Doctor (2 episodes, 2005)
Maciej Marczewski ... Marek (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Orthopedic Surgeon (2 episodes, 2005)

Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Czerny (2 episodes, 2005)
Stefano Venturi ... Parish Priest (2 episodes, 2005)
Christopher Good ... Cardinal Konig (2 episodes, 2005)
Guido Roncalli ... Pope's Doctor (2 episodes, 2005)

Michele Alhaique ... Young Waiter (2 episodes, 2005)
Krzysztof Janczar ... Dobry (2 episodes, 2005)

Giampiero Rotoli ... Second Young Doctor (2 episodes, 2005)
Juliusz Chrzastowski ... Jerzy (2 episodes, 2005)
Giorgia Porchetti ... Woman (2 episodes, 2005)
Carlo Sabatini ... Master of Ceremonies (2 episodes, 2005)
Mariusz Sibiga ... Dashkov (2 episodes, 2005)
Jean Paul Buana ... African Journalist (2 episodes, 2005)
Jacek Lenartowicz ... Lech Walesa (2 episodes, 2005)
Marcus J. Cotterell ... American Journalist (2 episodes, 2005)
Giacomo Piperno ... Cardinal Felici (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabrizio Rogano ... British Journalist (2 episodes, 2005)
Mikolaj Grabowski ... Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (2 episodes, 2005)
Wlodzimierz Chrenkoff ... Communist Sec. Officer (2 episodes, 2005)
Paolo Paolini ... Cardinal Villot (2 episodes, 2005)
Dimitri Tamarov ... Elderly Cardinal (2 episodes, 2005)
Vanni Corbellini ... Cynical Journalist (2 episodes, 2005)
Sergio Nicolai ... First Cardinal (2 episodes, 2005)

Francis Pardeilhan ... Engineer (2 episodes, 2005)
Luis Molteni ... Second Cardinal (2 episodes, 2005)
Carla Verolo ... Eva's Mother (2 episodes, 2005)
Roberto Nobile ... Third Cardinal (2 episodes, 2005)
Tadeusz Bradecki ... Father Kozlowski (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrzej Blumenfeld ... Gierek Edward (2 episodes, 2005)
Luca Lombardi ... French Journalist (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Mazurkiewicz ... Captain (2 episodes, 2005)
Edward Zentana ... Gestapo Officer (2 episodes, 2005)
Pietro Sarubbi ... José Lopez Portillo (2 episodes, 2005)
Zaneta Babik ... Little Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicola Pistoia ... Cardinal De Furstenberg (2 episodes, 2005)
Lidia Duda ... Little Girl's Mother (2 episodes, 2005)
Ronald Dudley Grant ... African Cardinal (2 episodes, 2005)
Adrian Ochalik ... Lukash (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrzej Zarnecki ... Prof. Kriek (2 episodes, 2005)
Alessandro Zamattio ... Gestapo Officer (2 episodes, 2005)

Harald Posch ... Hans Frank (2 episodes, 2005)
Mariapia Cassarino ... Tyranowski (2 episodes, 2005)
Slawomir Sosnierz ... Older Nun (2 episodes, 2005)
Alicja Bienicewicz ... Older Nun (2 episodes, 2005)
Ewa Zytkiewicz ... Andrei Gromyko (2 episodes, 2005)
Cyrus Elias ... Polish Man (2 episodes, 2005)
Maria Bosco ... Sister Lucia (2 episodes, 2005)
Dominik Nowak ... Crucitti (2 episodes, 2005)

Giulio Base ... Pope Paul VI (2 episodes, 2005)
Michele Gammino ... Leonid Brezhnev (2 episodes, 2005)
Eddie Roberts ... SB Roberts (2 episodes, 2005)
Slawomir Zapala ... Seminarian Wiktor Loga / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabrizio Jovine ... Yuri Andropov (2 episodes, 2005)
Elisabetta Tucci ... Sister Katerina (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrzej Szopa ... Mikhail Gorbachev (2 episodes, 2005)
Claudio Spadaro ... Soviet Leader (2 episodes, 2005)
Bruce McGuire ... US Embassy Official (2 episodes, 2005)
Ennio Tozzi ... Theatre Director (2 episodes, 2005)
Agneska Popkiewicz ... Screaming Woman (2 episodes, 2005)
Wojciech Leonowicz ... Edmund (2 episodes, 2005)
Krzys Kremieniecki ... Young Boy 12 Yrs Old (2 episodes, 2005)
Izabela Kuna ... Emilia Wojtylowa (2 episodes, 2005)

James Cromwell ... Cardinal Adam Sapieha (2 episodes, 2005)

Cary Elwes ... Young Karol Wojtyla (2 episodes, 2005)

Jon Voight ... Karol Wojtyla / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
John Kent Harrison (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Francesco Arlanch (2 episodes, 2005)
Salvatore Basile (2 episodes, 2005)
Francesco Contaldo (2 episodes, 2005)
John Kent Harrison (2 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Tarak Ben Ammar .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Luca Bernabei .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Matilde Bernabei .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Marcial Cuquerella .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Davis .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Grabowski .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Slawomir Józwik .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Sara Melodia .... creative producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Anselmo Parrinello .... line producer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Marco Frisina (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fabrizio Lucci (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Henk Van Eeghen (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Fabiola Banzi (2 episodes, 2005)
Julia Duff (2 episodes, 2005)
Katarzyna Janicka (2 episodes, 2005)
Molly Lopata (2 episodes, 2005)
Cornelia von Braun (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ettore Guerrieri (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Enrica Biscossi (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Giancarlo Del Brocco .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist: Jon Voight / prosthetics: Jon Voight (2 episodes, 2005)
Klaudyna Góralska .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Nicholson .... prosthetic effects designer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Management
Manuela Cacciamani .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Janusz B. Czech .... production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Mirko D'Angeli .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Federico Foti .... production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Rosario Ranieri .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Simona Sciannimanico .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Corrado Trionfera .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inti Carboni .... first assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2005)
Sergio Ercolessi .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Edoardo Ferretti .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Krzysztof Lukaszewicz .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Jan Michelini .... second unit director (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrea Pagani .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Julia Popkiewicz .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Fiona Spillard .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Ewa Wlodarz .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Roberta Federico .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2005)
Emanuele Guerrini .... construction crew (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Maurizio Argentieri .... sound (2 episodes, 2005)
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... ProTools engineer (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrea Lancia .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Cecilia Lanzi .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Pontecorvi Lorenzo .... music cutter (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2005)
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Dave Tinsley .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects (2 episodes, 2005)
Franco Galiano .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Visual Effects by
George Bloom .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Lori Freitag-Hild .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
James Holt .... Massive artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Simone Jacoella .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicki Kreitzman .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Brian Vogt .... visual effects artist: visual effects (2 episodes, 2005)
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Stunts
Robert Brzezinski Jr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Tomasz Krzemieniecki .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Jaroslaw Nowikowski .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stefano Lombardo .... loader (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabio Lucheroni .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Ernesto Natoli .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Flaviano Ricci .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Emanuele Salvatore .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Simone Scarozza .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Alessandro Signori .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Marcin Studniarek .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Luciano Teolis .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator: A (2 episodes, 2005)
Wojtek Trovato .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting Department
Fabiola Banzi .... casting: Italy (2 episodes, 2005)
Katarzyna Janicka .... casting: Poland (2 episodes, 2005)
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Editorial Department
Nicola Bonifati .... assistant: editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Lorenzo Ciccinato .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
David Courtice .... dvd authoring (2 episodes, 2005)
Fabrizio Donati .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Location Management
Andrea Grazzani .... location manager (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Transportation Department
Massimiliano Rocchetti .... transportation captain: Poland (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Other crew
Barbara Ancarani .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Sabrina Canale .... personal assistant to director (2 episodes, 2005)
Paulina Czech .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Saverio D'Ercole .... story editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Jarek Frontczak .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Cristina Giubbetti .... Umbria Film Commission Producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Pierpaolo Marcelli .... footage research supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Paolo Merosi .... extras supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Mario Ruggeri .... story editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell (2 episodes, 2005)
Anna Skuza .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Tracy Young .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
 

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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:
This film's release smashed box office records in Pope John Paul II's native Poland. This film shot to the top of the Polish box office becoming the first movie to break $1 million (GBP588,200) in three days. The film that held the previous record as Poland's biggest box office boom was another Pope John Paul II biopic, KAROL IN POLAND, which grossed $7.4 million (GBP4.3 million) a year earlier.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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
great performances, good TV job, 11 March 2006
Author: Leszek5 from Warsaw, Poland

I dare to think, that my opinion (I am a Pole, coming from Krakow) might be interesting for other watchers of this movie. So here are my remarks.

Polish historical background is shown properly, although movie only marks milestones of Polish history after 2nd World War. Krakow is shown in realistic way, main scenes are shot in REAL historic places f.eg.:

- Pope 'window' chat on Franciszkanska street

- Krakow's ghetto 'cleaning' on Pilsudski bridge

- meeting with Wyszynski in Corpus Christi church's garden

I am under impression of Cary Elwes performance. I always regarded him as a comedy actor. But he shows very good picture of young Wojtyla. On the beginning he is rather 'flat'. But he is getting better getting 'older'. He is in fact very similar to young Wojtyla. Very good job, Cary.

If Cary did good work, Jon Voight have done excellent work. Producers have chosen conclave as the moment of replacing main actor. It is very good idea. Jon Voight perfectly studied mimicry of old Wojtyla, his way of walking (before and after hip operation). He showed us in realistic way growing influence of Parkinson disease. I fully agree he deserves Emmy award. His last public 'dumb' appearance on Vatican window is very touching and memorable picture.

Authors of movie did extremely good research work. Movie quotes several well known memorable pictures of Wojtyla, f. eg:

- reading a book in canoe - canoe altar mess - making a 'glasses' from hand by Pope - described above last public appearance

Sometimes (especially when light dimes and Voight is taken from profile) main actor became so similar to Wojtyla, that you might have impression to watch documentary.

Unfortunately special effects are bad. Pictures of crowd (f.eg. Warsaw mass, St Peter Square) are artificial, flying doves are artificial, German airplanes over Krakow are also too artificial. Maybe it is not visible in TV, but it looks really bad in theater.

And finally last remark. This movie is now distributed in polish cinemas (Poland is probably the only country in the world which broadcasts this movie in theaters). I do not know exactly what is the difference between versions shown in USA in TV and 'polish' theatrical version. I can see it is much shorter (127 min) Unfortunately it is also dubbed. I could not hear polish accent of Jon Voight. If I could vote for main actors only my score would be 10/10. But whole movie (although very good as a TV movie) is not perfect for reasons described above. It deserves strong 8.

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