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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

It aired in the same year as 'Mary: Mother of Jesus (1999) (TV)', which featured Christian Bale as Jesus. Jeremy Sisto went on to voice Batman in 'Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)(TV)'. Christian Bale played Batman in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Also appearing was Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, who portrays Pontius Pilate in this film. See more »

Goofs

During Crucifixion a close up of a nail is shown on the wrist area being hammered in. Later on when Jesus appears to his disciples and tells Thomas to touch his nail wound, the wound is in his palm. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: Is your Israel free now that these men are dead?
Judas: No!
Jesus: Then follow me. I will show you how to be free. I am the Way.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

Connections

Version of Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973) 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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Refreshing...
18 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

From the opening sequences of the film, I knew this would be a "different" movie about Jesus from others I had seen. I am not implying, by any means, that there is anything "faulty" about other versions, such as "Jesus of Nazareth" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told". Both are quite accurate and reverent accounts of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, and are among my favorite re-tellings of Jesus' story. I also extend praise to "The Last Temptation of Christ", a great production as well, because it proposes a unique, albeit controversial, question on what Christ's significance and impact on humanity would have been if he had not died on the cross. What makes "Jesus" one-of-a-kind is that it takes the main elements of the three aforementioned films and skillfully blends them into a portrait of Christ as a man who was, very much, both human--experiencing temptations and doubts, and having wants and needs such as the desire to lead an average life: working as a carpenter, possibly marrying and raising a family--and divine, performing miracles and healing the sick to support the message of God's love of all humankind. "Jesus" is definitely a fresh, yet dignified and very believable depiction of a man, his life and mission, all of which continue to be somewhat of a mystery to many.


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