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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...  Jesus
...  Mary Magdalene
...  Joseph
...  Mary
...  Pontius Pilate
...  John The Baptist
...  Barabbas
...  Livio
...  Peter
...  Herod Antipas
...  Caiaphas
...  Herodias
...  Mary of Bethany
...  Salome
...  Martha of Bethany
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Storyline

Jesus dreams of a medieval battle in the name of Jesus Christ and of a dying world war soldier who, in desperation, calls out the name: Jesus. Jesus awakes, distraught. What is the meaning of this nightmare? Why are these strangers using his name? Jesus is a simple carpenter, like his father Joseph. Both are presently looking for work, but they've been wandering for days from town to town without finding any. Times are difficult in Galilee. Roman taxes are stifling the country. The hated Jewish tax collectors, viewed by the people as traitors, rob people of their last means of subsistence. Revolts and bands of revolutionary thieves are spreading uncertainty throughout the land. Herod Antipas, the Jewish king, is merely a weak shadow of his feared father Herod the Great. The real power lies in the hands of Caiphas, the high priest. To strengthen his position, he plays the Jewish interests against the Roman interests with religious fervor. His most dangerous opponent is the new Roman ... Written by Anonymous

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2000 years ago one man changed the world forever. See more »


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Official Sites:

Five Mile River Films | Lux Vide

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Release Date:

14 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jésus  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 parts) | (commercial free on TBN)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sebastian Knapp performed as an Apostle in a television film about Jesus Christ twice, but different roles. In this television film, he portrayed Matthew. In The Bible (2013), he portrayed John. See more »

Goofs

The crucifixion scene in this film is totally wrong as the man nailing Jesus to the cross is not a Roman Soldier but a Jew from the crowd. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: What's the matter Andrew? You don't dance?
Andrew: I'll dance... When Israel is free and people are honest!
Jesus: It'll be a very slow dance!
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

Connections

Version of The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need You
Written by Ty Lacy & Dennis Matkosky
Produced for Le Ann Rimes by the Acrynon Production Group
Le Ann Rimes appears courtesy of Curb Records
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The "Wired" of Jesus films
25 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

What a mess this film is! This unneeded "update" of the story of Jesus Christ has the depth (and feel) of a Calvin Klein commercial. I guess they felt that no one would pay attention unless the dialogue was written to sound like a 1990's soap opera set in Los Angeles...and the devil made to seem like a game show host. I appreciate the effort, but unlike an earlier attempt at "modernizing" the Jesus story ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), this thing falls completely flat and really has a ludicrous, bad feeling to it...the power of the story is completely lost.


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