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Peter and Paul (1981)

Peter the Fisherman (Robert Foxworth) and Paul of Tarsus (Sir Anthony Hopkins) assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.

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Robert Day

Writers:

Christopher Knopf (teleplay), Christopher Knopf (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Paul of Tarsus
Robert Foxworth ... Peter the Fisherman
Eddie Albert ... Festus
Raymond Burr ... Herod Agrippa I
José Ferrer ... Gamaliel (as Jose Ferrer)
Jon Finch ... Luke
David Gwillim ... Mark
Herbert Lom ... Barnabas
Jean Peters ... Priscilla
John Rhys-Davies ... Silas
Julian Fellowes ... Nero
Shanit Keter Shanit Keter ... Daphne
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... James
Gareth Thomas ... Julius
Giannis Voglis Giannis Voglis ... John (as Yannis Voglis)
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Peter the Fisherman (Robert Foxworth) and Paul of Tarsus (Sir Anthony Hopkins) assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.

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Two key pillars of Early Chrisitanity and Western civilization. But in their own day the world didn't want them.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I skyggen av korset See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to page 202 of the book "The Bible On Film" (Scarecrow, 1981, written by R. Campbell and M. Pitts) this originally aired in two parts: part one on April 12, 1981, and part two on April 14, 1981. See more »

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Quotes

Paul of Tarsus: [shouting at Simon Peter] You're like a straw, blown in the wind!
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honesty
27 March 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is its great virtue. to present a story not only in convincing manner but in the grace of its nuances. story of a fight for faith, it is a remarkable portrait of the two apostles. for the science to explore vulnerabilities, searches and the need to serve the Truth. for the force of words and the trips in the heart of an empire. for the life of the first communities. for the courage to be more than a historical film. for the admirable portraits. and for the roots of the sacrifice. sure, nothing surprising. a great cast, smart script. and the images with the gift to be more than illustration of Christian first steps. a film of questions. useful for rediscover a battle who seems today almost a myth.


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