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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director:

Philip Saville

Writer:

John Goldsmith (screenplay)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Jesus Christ
Stuart Bunce ... John
Daniel Kash ... Simon Peter
Stephen Russell Stephen Russell ... Pontius Pilate
Alan Van Sprang ... Judas Iscariot
Diana Berriman Diana Berriman ... Virgin Mary
Richard Lintern ... Leading Pharisee
Scott Handy ... John the Baptist
Lynsey Baxter ... Mary Magdalene
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Nicodemus
Nancy Palk ... Samaritan Woman
Elliot Levey ... Nathanael
Andrew Pifko ... Philip
Cedric Smith ... Caiaphas
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For God loved the world So much...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence involving the crucifixion | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

75 principal actors and 2,000 extras. See more »

Goofs

Jesus is shown wearing a scarlet robe when he was presented by Pilate to the people despite the fact that he wore purple in the Gospel of Mark and John and scarlet in Matthew. See more »

Quotes

Jesus Christ: Lazarus, come out.
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Connections

Version of El mártir del Calvario (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Music of Ancient Rome
Performed by members of Praecones Britanniae
Composed by David Marshall
[from their CD "Somnia Imperii"]
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The best Jesus film I've seen!
18 September 2004 | by eustfamSee all my reviews

I have seen "King of Kings", "The Greatest Story Ever Told", "Jesus of Nazareth", "The Jesus Film", "Jesus Christ, Superstar", and now, "The Gospel According to John." This, to me, is the most scriptural presentation so far. The acting was superb considering the actors had to contend with a dialogue that was taken straight out of the Bible. The actor who portrayed Jesus (Cusick) gave a very refreshing portrayal of Jesus, the man. I especially liked it when he smiled! I remember Max von Sydow's and Robert Powell's portrayal of Jesus and they were too "somber"...

It seemed like I was reading the Gospel of John while watching the film. Though the movie was quite long (the gospel account has 21 chapters!),I was never bored.


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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gospel of John See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,363, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$4,069,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,078,741
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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