A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of ...
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Harry patiently executes a 15-year plan to accumulate enough wealth to start a new life, faking his own suicide, leaving his loveless marriage and former life behind, and strives to do it without really hurting anyone.
A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of the Bible, but he finds himself enmeshed in controversy and intrigue.Written by
Mother Angelica, the Roman Catholic nun who launched EWTN (Eternal Word Televsion Network) in 1981, was perturbed by the existence of this miniseries, deeming it "blasphemous" on the basis of its plot summary. WBMG, the CBS affiliate where Mother Angelica produced her television program, was scheduled to air the miniseries in November of 1978, causing a rift between Mother Angelica and WBMG GM/VP Hugh Smith. See more »
[extending her hand]
Mr. Randall! How delightful to see you! It's been a long time.
[doesn't shake her hand]
Yes, Miss Dunn. Still keeping body and soul separate?
[Coldly, dropping her hand]
Yes. When necessary.
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This title aired as an eight hour miniseries and has been cut to six hours in repeat and four hours in syndication. Video version runs 300 m. See more »
I saw the original uncut version on UK television in the late 1970s, an intriguing drama which looked at how the history and story of Christianity could be manipulated given sufficient determination and resources, and it did this long before the Dan Brown novels tackled the idea. The VHS version (on sale via third parties on Amazon and claiming to be unedited) is a completely butchered and dreadful version which is not worth spending money on, as the edits actually remove the explanation and real ending. The original miniseries was actually very good and quite compelling. The cut-down version rates no better than 2 out of 10. PLEASE, if anyone has a copy of the full miniseries, please release it to the world - I, among many others, would gladly pay for this. And I would gladly rate that as at least 8 out of 10. It would be a fitting tribute to the acting skills of Janssen to do so.
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