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The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)

Unrated | | Drama | 24 March 2000 (USA)
Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. ... See full summary »


Kieth Merrill


Kieth Merrill




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Macy ... Helam
Jeremy Hoop ... Jacob (as Jeremy W. Hoop)
Arianna Marsden Arianna Marsden ... Mara
Joy Gardner Joy Gardner ... Laneah
Mowava Pryor Mowava Pryor ... Zeraptah
Joseph Paur Joseph Paur ... Lamonah
Theo Coumbis ... Kohor
Al Harrington ... Amaron
Tomas Ambt Kofod ... Jesus Christ (as Tomas Kofod)
Robert 'R.J.' Jordan Robert 'R.J.' Jordan ... young Helam
Hans Saito Hans Saito ... Shaman
Heather Cannon Heather Cannon ... Mary
David Sturdevant David Sturdevant ... Joseph
Sidney S. Liufau Sidney S. Liufau ... Judge hunter 1
Kimo Hugho Kimo Hugho ... Judge hunter 2


Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. Helam's son, Jacob, is interested more in the ways of the world, including the lovely Laneah, and when his abilities as an artisan bring an offer to work for the wealthy and powerful Kohor, he jumps at the chance and is estranged from his father's house. Kohor is plotting to destabilize the existing government and become the absolute ruler. In contrast, Amaron, a holy man, preaches to people of Christ, whose ministry and miracles are concurrently taking place across the seas in The Holy Land. As Jacob becomes more immersed in the secular life of Kohor's house, Laneah becomes more interested in the humble faith he is forsaking. Her conversion to Christ, and the death of Amaron at the hand of Kohor's men, brings Jacob to his senses, but he knows of Kohor's plans and is imprisoned when he refuses to ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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The images of The New World's ancient inhabitants' cities were based on modern knowledge of archaeological findings in the Americas. See more »


The crucifixion scene in the film is totally wrong as a Jew from the crowd nails Jesus to the Cross and not a Roman Soldier. See more »


Edited into Finding Faith in Christ (2003) See more »

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Absolutely beautiful!
17 July 2005 | by katran1See all my reviews

I saw this film with a non-member friend at our local temple, and we were both touched so deeply. I don't cry often during movies, but The Testaments had tears literally streaming down my face, and my friend's as well! It was just so uplifting, so moving, and so emotional. It was beautifully filmed, with gorgeous settings and was very well acted. The actors portrayed the characters in a manner that made them so real. I felt the spirit so strongly while watching this. I can't recommend this movie enough, for both members of the LDS church and non-members as well. We liked it so much that we went to see it again with my three young daughters. They were all touched by the film, even my youngest who is only 6 years old. Even my non-member friend said that he could feel the presence of the spirit while watching the film, and he is now investigating the church. We can't wait to see this film again and I hope that I can add it to my home library someday.

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