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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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Hope has a name...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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

After Theo dies, when Father Pat and Joshua are in the church while Theo is on the table, you can see his chest moving as he breathes. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: Sometimes you have to tear something down in order to build it back up."
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Golden Dreams
Written by Terry Taylor
Performed by The Lost Dogs
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User Reviews

OUTSTANDING, UPLIFTING
13 June 2004 | by joanne9See all my reviews

The film "Joshua" was a pure delight.

It was such a refreshing change from the junk that is on the screen today. To see a movie with no swearing or sex was a refreshing change.

I loved the movie as did my husband. It made me cry for joy.

There was a beautiful message to this movie of hope and love.

The first time I had seen it I was at first a bit perplexed as to who Joshua really was. It didn't take long for me to figure it out, and when I did I cried with absolute joy.

What a treasure this movie is and one that I recommend everyone to see.

Joanne Lewis


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,461,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,461,635
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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