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The time is 1589 in Pisa Italy. As a professor in a university classroom, Galileo questions the ideas of Aristotle. Knowing that he could be convicted of heresy, he continues to teach that ... See full summary »

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Michael Altobello ...
Hans (voice)
Gar Campbell ...
Bookseller (voice)
James Carr ...
Librarian (voice)
John Jones ...
Pope Paul V (voice)
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Giovanni Francesco Sagredo (voice)
Thom Marks ...
Bonicelli (voice)
Ed Parlson ...
Cardinal Francesco Barberini (voice)
Kevin Quinn ...
Galileo Galilei (voice)
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Christopher Clavius (voice)
Jake Williamson ...
Lodovico delle Colombe (voice)
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The time is 1589 in Pisa Italy. As a professor in a university classroom, Galileo questions the ideas of Aristotle. Knowing that he could be convicted of heresy, he continues to teach that the sun is the center of the universe and not the earth. He proves his theories by improving a toy called the spyglass. With his new invention of the telescope, he discovers Jupiter has moons revolving around it. This was the proof he needs to show that not everything revolves around the earth. Clavius, a friend of Galileos, convinces him to sign a document that says he will not teach that Aristotle is wrong, so he can continue to share his theories. Pope Urban tells Galileo that he can write a book if he presents both his and Aristotles views fairly. Columbe, being jealous of Galileo, finds the document signed by Galileo promising not to teach that Aristole is wrong. Columbe has a forger add to the document that Galileo also promises never to teach his own theories again. Galileo is found guilty of... Written by Nest Family Entertainment

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1 June 1997 (USA)  »

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