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The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)

The plot follows the birth, preaching, teaching and miracles of Jesus. He preached and lived a radical message of God's Love and was able to heal people of lifelong disabilities and illnesses and was able to command natural phenomena.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Kiley ... Old Matthew
Bruce Marchiano ... Jesus
Gerrit Schoonhoven Gerrit Schoonhoven ... Peter
Dawid Minnaar Dawid Minnaar ... Judas
Kevin Smith Kevin Smith ... John the Beloved
Matthew Dylan Roberts Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Young Matthew (as Matthew Roberts)
Hannes Muller Hannes Muller ... Andrew
Charlton George Charlton George ... James
Ivan D. Lucas Ivan D. Lucas ... Phillip
Jaques De Klerk Jaques De Klerk ... Bartholomew
Sean Cameron Michael ... Thomas (as Sean Michaels)
Tony Joubert Tony Joubert ... James Alpheus
Darryl Fuchs Darryl Fuchs ... Simon the Zealot
Jonathan Pienaar ... Thaddeus
Patrick Mynhardt Patrick Mynhardt ... Herod Senior


Matthew 15:1 - 28:20 - The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man. As his story unfolds, the centuries melt away and we are intimately involved in the life of Jesus. We share the mystery and the wonder of His birth. We witness His baptism and temptation in the wilderness. We experience the compassion and hope of the Sermon on the Mount. Walk with Jesus through Galilee as He calls His disciples, performs the first miracles, and begins teaching His world-changing message of love and redemption. This deeply moving presentation of the most beloved of stories stars luminary Richard Kiley as Matthew and the passionate Bruce Marchiano as Jesus. This unique word-for-word presentation in the NIV brings to the screen a divine yet warmly human Jesus. "I've been a Christian for 25 years, but I never knew who Jesus truly was until I saw Matthew... He loves me!" In 1993, Christian filmmakers set out to make a Jesus film which ... Written by Anonymous

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30 July 2003 | by agent_js03See all my reviews

This is the BEST Jesus movie I have ever seen. Everything said by Jesus and the narrator in this movie are exact words that come directly from the Bible. This also greatly portrays the actual character of Jesus Christ I highly recommend this movie.

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