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Release Date:
6 November 2005 (USA) See more »
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It started with a belief. No one could know where it would end.
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seems believable See more (4 total) »

Cast

 

Keith David ... Narrator

Nayef Rashed ... Ibn Al Athir

Directed by
Stuart Elliott 
Mark Lewis 
 
Produced by
Steffan Boje .... producer
Richard Bradley .... executive producer
Orwa Nyrabia .... line producer: Syria (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Avshalom Caspi 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Baynes (director of photography)
Chris Vile (co-cinematographer)
 
Film Editing by
Simon Greenwood 
 
Makeup Department
Mariam Lee Abounouom .... key makeup artist (2005)
 
Production Management
Ahmed Abounouom .... production manager
 
Art Department
Aziz Rafiq .... props
 
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Lisa-Marie McStay .... sound editor (as Lisa McMahon)
 
Stunts
Gérard Lesage .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Theo Davies .... second assistant camera
Andrew Fleming .... focus puller
Driss Marzak .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... casting producer
 
Editorial Department
Des Murray .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Brian Bero .... armorer
 

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USA:240 min (2 parts)
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Stereo (hi-fi)
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7 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
seems believable, 14 October 2006
Author: wrlang from United States

History Channel's the Crusades Crescent and Cross is about the 11th century Catholic crusades brought about by religions politicizing of beliefs based on bad intelligence and misinformation by Pope Urban. A gullible and zealot population of poor and rich alike get together to take over the holy land by force and war. As in every war, the atrocities committed remain the responsibility of those that do them and those that sent them. Since each religious group involved worships the same God, it is very strange that they would be fighting each other in the name of that same God. You get some pretty good accounts from both the Catholic side and the Muslim side, not much from the Jewish side. The take away is that religious wars are for the ignorant and the bloody thirsty.

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