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Jeremiah (1998)

Jeremiah tells the story of the prophet who abandons his family and the woman he loves in order to relay God's message in Jerusalem, starring Patrick Dempsey and Oliver Reed.


Harry Winer


Harry Winer (teleplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Jeremiah
Oliver Reed ... General Safan
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... King Nebuchadnezzar
Vincent Regan ... King Sedecia
Leonor Varela ... Judith
Andrea Occhipinti ... King Joiakim
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Chelkia
Stuart Bunce ... Baruch
Roger May Roger May ... Elshuma
Simon Kunz ... Gemariah
Silas Carson ... Hananiah
Franco Castellano Franco Castellano ... Babylonian Minister
Damian Myerscough Damian Myerscough ... Ephraim
Chris Pavlo Chris Pavlo ... Hanamel
Anita Zagaria Anita Zagaria ... Jeremiah's Mother


The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's message to the people of Jerusalem: a mighty ruler from the north will attack the Kingdom of Judah if the people there continue to worship false idols, and fail to remember the One God. No-one in Anathoth believes Jeremiah's prophecy, however. Instead, he is accused of blasphemy and is physically attacked - and not even his family comes to his aid. Nevertheless, with the help of Baruch, a temple scribe who hears Jeremiah's first sermon and becomes his disciple, Jeremiah succeeds in announcing the word of God. The prophet's message of impending doom incurs only the wrath and rejection of the ruling classes, the priesthood and the King. Jeremiah can find no audience, and lands up in captivity again - but even though he even has to leave his true love for ... Written by Anonymous

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This was Oliver Reed's final television appearance before his death on May 2, 1999 at the age of 61. See more »


Followed by St. Paul (2000) See more »

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Surprisingly powerful; a real gem
26 September 2014 | by Paul1149See all my reviews

What a gem. This movie really tells how brutal Jeremiah's task was against the spiritual and political reality of a nation that had fallen into apostasy. It is a hard thing to stand for truth under such adversity, and only those totally sold out to the Lord and motivated by His love will gain the strength to do so.

A modern-day apostate nation would do well indeed to give this film's message careful attention. There is a very real price to be paid for casting aside the proved and true ways of the Lord, as we have been in a unholy rush to do.

I didn't even know this film existed until now. Excellent job indeed. Highly recommended.

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14 December 1998 (Italy) See more »

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Ouarzazate, Morocco

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