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Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but ... See full summary »

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Tom Fontana
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Judas Iscariot
Jonathan Scarfe ... Jesus Christ
Tim Matheson ... Pontius Pilate
Fiona Glascott ... Claudia Procles
Owen Teale ... Flavius
Bob Gunton ... High Priest Caiaphas
Mark Womack ... Peter
Rory Kinnear ... Andrew
Enzo Squillino Jr. ... James
Suzanne Bertish ... Rohab
Harry Peacock ... John
Paul Haigh Paul Haigh ... Matthew
Georgia Mackenzie ... Mary Magdalene
Elliot Levey ... Eliakim
Danny Scheinmann ... Joshua
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Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus become good friends, even though they often see things very differently. Ultimately, Judas is convinced that Jesus needs to use his popularity and wonder-working powers to free the Jews from the Romans, and Jesus sees a larger, spritual perspective. As a friend, Judas convinces Jesus to give his disciples his miraculous powers, and he does with good results. Finally, the Jewish leaders spy on Judas and convince him of the greater good of betraying Jesus, in order to save the Jewish people. Judas gets caught between the corrupt leaders, Caiaphus and Pontius Pilate, and Jesus. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »
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The film was put on the shelf for about two years before it was released on 8 March 2004. See more »

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High Priest Caiaphas: I hear that Jesus is quite captivating. I look forward to meeting the young fellow.
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Let's see this film again.
23 November 2004 | by jeaniesSee all my reviews

This well-written film by Tom Fontana uses colloquial English to weave together the theme of power against the humble. Judas vs. Jesus. It is difficult to imagine how the disciples went out two-by-two, but it all seems reasonable in the humorous, but inspiring story of Judas and James bringing a lady back to life. The music underscores the power of God in scenes like the call of Matthew when Jesus pays a poor man's taxes and asks Matthew to follow Him.

The film explains why Judas originally took the money by giving Judas a mother who needed a funeral. It was clever signal to Judas when Jesus says, "Did you come with swords to capture me, as though I were a common thief?" Many things are explained by the expanded role of Pilate's wife and Flavius. For example, Claudia knew about the custom of releasing a prisoner for the Passover and because Flavius was under arrest, Judas had to identify Jesus.

How can a person get a video of JUDAS? I hope it will be shown next Easter and with more advertising than last March.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judas & Jesus See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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