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Peter and Paul (1981)

Peter the Fisherman and Paul of Tarsus assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Christopher Knopf (teleplay), Christopher Knopf (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... James
Gareth Thomas ... Julius
Giannis Voglis ... John (as Yannis Voglis)
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Peter the Fisherman and Paul of Tarsus 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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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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Connections

Referenced in Pallon ympäri: Keskeytys uhkaa! (2018) See more »

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Peter and Paul
23 January 2005 | by gmorgan7649See all my reviews

This is one of the best biblical movies I have seen. The fact it was made for TV makes it more remarkable, considering its' best competition was filmed for theatrical release.

As a Christian, I was a little wary of the approach Mr. Hopkins would give in his portrayal of one of the greatest men to have ever lived, the Apostle Paul. Hopkins gave a wonderful performance. His vision of Paul was entirely believable. Paul was supremely faithful, but wrestled with unforgiveness, illness, hardship, anger, etc. Mr. Hopkins' showcased the entire spectrum of Pauls' strenghts and weaknesses, without losing the strength of his immense faith in Christ.

I highly recommend this movie because it is well done, it is true to the Biblical accounts, and it is a moving account of the lives of Peter and Paul.


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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 »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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