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Joshua (2002)

G | | Drama | 19 April 2002 (USA)
"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Director:

Jon Purdy

Writers:

Joseph F. Girzone (novel) (as Joseph Girzone), Brad Mirman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Goldwyn ... Joshua
F. Murray Abraham ... Father Tardone
Kurt Fuller ... Father Pat Hayes
Stacy Edwards ... Maggie
Giancarlo Giannini ... The Pope
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Theo
Michael Guido Michael Guido ... Aaron
Matt Zeigler Matt Zeigler ... Kevin
Colleen Camp ... Joan Casey
Marc Grapey ... Steve Casey (as Mark Grapey)
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Ray Persini
Dale Calandra ... Leo Persini
Cedric Young Cedric Young ... Charlie
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Bishop Anderson
Jordan Allen ... Michael Reed
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Storyline

The town of Auburn was always normal, to say the least. True, the people there weren't really a "community", but they never noticed...until a stranger named Joshua rolled into town one morning. In small ways, Joshua began to help out around the town-helping a teen play guitar, helping save a marriage in danger, or teaching a bumbling priest how to speak about faith. An old Baptist church that came down in a storm is his next big project. With the help of stuttering Theo, who dreams of being a preacher, he brings the town together to restore the old building. In this way, the whole town unites and becomes a community. This attracts the attention of Father Tordone, who is a bitter man due to the fact that he lost a position in the Vatican. When the mysterious Joshua begins to show up in two places at once and miraculously cures a blind woman, Father Tordone believes Joshua is a false prophet, trying to cheat people. When his next huge miracle-reviving Theo from death after he falls from... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джошуа See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,740, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,366,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The face of Jesus in the stained glass window in the nave of the Catholic Church is the face of Tony Goldwyn, who plays Joshua. See more »

Goofs

Joshua presents his tools to the Pope as a gift. Just before Joshua disappears, the tools jump from the Pope's lap to his arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: Who are you?
Joshua: Peter, don't you know me? The world has become such a frightening place. There's so much anger and not enough love. Deep in their hearts of so many people, there is an emptiness that nothing in this world can fill. And that emptiness makes it impossible for them to love.
The Pope: It's so overwhelming. What should I do?
Joshua: Remind them that I love them. That I died for them. Tell them that my love is real. That if they open their hearts to it, I will fill that emptiness and that they will be ...
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Soundtracks

My Hope Is You
Written by Mac Powell
Performed by Third Day
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A Rare Wholesome, Family Movie.
30 December 2003 | by pazicky1See all my reviews

Sans four letter words and violence, this movie is enjoyable family entertainment. Its message is not only "Christian" in nature, but also reflects back to those times in the first half of the twentieth century when we were able to walk the streets in safety, never lock our doors, and actually know our next door neighbor and the entire neighborhood for that matter. While it is predictable, the movie still holds one's interest from beginning to end. Don't look for the technical flubs or the adaptation of Joseph Girzone's book, and don't scoff at the ecumenicism, because the movie stands on its own. It is only based on the book and was scripted well. Just enjoy the sense of community and love. Tony Goldwyn is commendable in the role of Joshua and Academy Award Winner F Murray Abraham is notable as the skeptical and fear driven parish priest. The characters forming the community of Auburn display those neighborly times spoken of earlier in this review. Academy Award Nominee Giancarlo Giannini as the Pope is warm and genuine even in his short appearance on the screen. So, get the kids, mom and dad and grandma and grandpa (and the neighbors) into the living room and enjoy this movie together.


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