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Joshua (2002)

"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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Genres:

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Certificate:

G
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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

Christopher Lambert was the original choice to play 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

Aaron: [In the Confessional with Father Tardone] It's a miracle!
Father Tardone: Aaron? You're Jewish! What are *you* doing here?
Aaron: I thought *someone* should tell you!
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Excavate
Written and Performed by Wes King
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Captivating family movie
15 July 2004 | by cherylg-2See all my reviews

This isn't a movie about the end of the world or the second coming. There is no violence and minimal character development. Yet, this film is captivating. What if Jesus were to come back as a human being? Would he be recognized? Would he be more easily accepted? Or would the same prejudices and arrogance lead to his rejection?

That's the premise behind this movie and the novel by Joseph Girzone. It's not as good as the book (no real confrontation with the Vatican in the film), but is still a film that touches me. I find myself watching it time and again just because it's special and I can't quite put my finger on why.

So watch it and decide for yourself.


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