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The Message ()


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This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

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Hamza
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Hind
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Abu Sofyan
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Bilal
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Khalid
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Ammar
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Zaid
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Abu-Talib
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Abu-Jahal
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Otba
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Somaya
Bruno Barnabe ...
Umaya
Neville Jason ...
Jaafar
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Salool
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Amr
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Annajashi
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Waleed
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Suheil (as Nicolas Amer)
Ronald Chenery ...
Mosaab
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Barra
John Humphry ...
Ubada
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Yasser
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Bu-Lahab
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Heraclius
Leonard Trolley ...
Silk Merchant
Gerard Hely ...
Sinan
Habib Ageli ...
Hudayfa
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Toothless Man
Hassan Joundi ...
Kisra
Abdellah Lamrani ...
(as Abdullah Lamrani)
Elaine Ives-Cameron ...
Arwa
Mohammad Al-Gaddary ...
Money Lender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Abdelhalim ...
Uriqat
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Otba (voice)
Mohamed Basri ...
Merchant
Dogan Bavli ...
Salool (voice)
Timuçin Caymaz ...
Umaya (voice)
David de Keyser ...
Of minor roles (voice)
Aysegül Devrim ...
Somaya (voice)
Levent Dönmez ...
Amr (voice)
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Abu Sofyan (voice)
Hassan Essakali
Salem Gedara ...
Wahshi
Esen Günay ...
Zaid (voice)
Tarik Gürcan ...
Narrator (voice)
Agah Hün ...
Hamza (voice)
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Narrator
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Jaafar (voice)
Alev Koral ...
Hind (voice)
Pekcan Kosar ...
Abu-Jahal (voice)
Mohamed Majd ...
Minor role
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Of one major role (voice)
Robert Rietty ...
of Major and minor roles (voice)
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Yasser (voice)
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Waleed (voice)
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Of minor roles (voice)
Cüneyt Türel ...
Khalid (voice)
Riza Tüzün ...
Abu-Talib (voice)
Kamran Usluer ...
Annajashi (voice)
Güner Ümit ...
Ammar (voice)
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Hamzu army soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Moustapha Akkad

Written by

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H.A.L. Craig ... ()
 
Tewfik El-Hakim ... ()
 
A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar ... ()
 
A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi ... ()
 
Mohammad Ali Maher ... ()

Produced by

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Moustapha Akkad ... producer
Harold Buck ... associate producer
Mohammad Sanousi ... associate producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Said Baker
Jack Hildyard
Ibrahim Salem

Film Editing by

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John Bloom

Casting By

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Maude Spector

Production Design by

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Maurice Fowler
Tambi Larsen

Art Direction by

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Norman Dorme
Abdel Monem Shokry ... (as Abdel Moneim Shoukry)

Costume Design by

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Phyllis Dalton

Makeup Department

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Alan Boyle ... makeup artist
Neville Smallwood ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Geoffrey Helman ... production supervisor
Moustapha Hijaouy ... production manager
Robert Simmonds ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gus Agosti ... first assistant director
Abdessamad Dinia ... assistant director
Carlos Gil ... assistant director
Andrew Marton ... second unit director

Art Department

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Albert Blackshaw ... set dresser
Naguib Khoury ... set dresser (as Nejib Khoury)
Terry Parr ... set dresser
Barry Wilkinson ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Chris Greenham ... sound editor
David Hildyard ... sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

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Doug Ferris ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ken Buckle ... stunt coordinator
Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle ... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Reeves ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Bawden ... camera operator
John Fenner ... gaffer
Geoff Mulligan ... camera operator
Kelvin Pike ... camera operator
David Farrell ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe supervisor
Abdelkrim Akallach ... costume supervisor
Franco Antonelli ... wardrobe supervisor
Jennie Tate ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Robin Clarke ... music editor
Maurice Jarre ... conductor
Mark Latimer ... assistant music editor
Lawrence Ashmore ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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June Bordcosh ... assistant to producer
Phyllis Crocker ... continuity
Maurice Landsberger ... production accountant
Andrew Marton ... production coordinator
Michael B. Druxman ... publicist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to Mecca to take up arms against their oppressors and liberate their city in the name of God (Allah). Written by Anonymous

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Taglines In four decades only four... "The Robe" "The Ten Commandments" "Ben-Hur" and now... For the first time...the vast, spectacular drama that changed the world! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Al-Risâlah (Morocco, Arabic title)
  • Mohammad: Messenger of God (United States)
  • The Message: The Story of Islam (World-wide, English title)
  • Le message (France)
  • Mohammed - Der Gesandte Gottes (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 177 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Production stopped when the financeers withdrew their support, leaving cast and crew stranded for two weeks in Morocco (in a hotel with broken air conditioning; they slept under wet towels). Financing was eventually supplied by none other than Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. See more »
Movie Connections Alternate-language version of The Message (1976). See more »
Quotes Bilal: There is no compulsion in religion. A man may take many years, or only need minutes. It is God who decides the time.
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