IMDb > Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005) (TV)

Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005) (TV) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
7.6/10   164 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Crusades: Crescent & the Cross on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
6 November 2005 (USA) See more »
It started with a belief. No one could know where it would end.
A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land. | Add synopsis »
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
seems believable See more (4 total) »



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)
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

USA:240 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (hi-fi)
Filming Locations:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (4 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Battle of Britain A Light in the Dark: The Art & Life of Frank Mason Karosta: Life After the USSR The Holocaust on Trial 10 Years of Time Team
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Documentary section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.