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The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

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An adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest.

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writers:

James Redfield (screenplay), Barnet Bain (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Matthew Settle ... John
Thomas Kretschmann ... Wil
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Marjorie
Annabeth Gish ... Julia
Hector Elizondo ... Cardinal Sebastian
Joaquim de Almeida ... Father Sanchez
Jürgen Prochnow ... Jensen (as Jurgen Prochnow)
John Aylward ... Dobson
Castulo Guerra ... Father Jose
Obba Babatundé ... Miguel (as Obba Babatunde)
Robyn Cohen ... Charleen
Petrus Antonius ... Gen. Rodriguez
Rachel Erickson ... Little Girl
Joel Antonio Juan Joel Antonio Juan ... Prison Guard
Vernee Watson ... Principal (as Vernee Watson Johnson)
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Disillusioned and temporarily rudderless, John Woodson is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. The prophecy and its nine key insights, predict a new awakening that redefines human life and provides a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth. Resistant at first, skeptical and unsure, John finds that each step he takes, each person he encounters leads him to a new awakening. It is only in this letting go that he finds his destiny and comes to understand the meaning that had escaped him when his adventure began. Written by James Redfield

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The book that changed our lives is now a movie

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »
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About 41 minutes into the movie, there is a brief external shot of what appears to be a Spanish temple or a church set in the jungle. This building is actually the exterior of Ponce de Leon Hall, Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL, which has been blue-screened into a jungle setting. The following interior shots, of a beautiful rotunda, where Hector Elizondo and the General are talking, is the actual interior of Ponce Hall, Flagler College. There was very little set design done - the stained glass windows, paintings on the walls, the rotunda ceiling - are all actually part of the building's original decor at the time of its construction, and can be seen by any visitor to the campus. See more »

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A bareheaded kid flubbed a shot on the court; immediately after, when John compared him to Michael Jordan, he was wearing a reversed baseball cap. See more »

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A young undergoes a strange journey that leads to fantastic deeds in the Peruvian jungle
14 March 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

An adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest . Disillusioned and temporarily rudderless, John Woodson (Matthew Settle ) is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he travels to Peru to find out strange scrolls , known as the Celestine Prophecy. In Peru Woodson meets a motley group of people (Sarah Wayne , Hector Helizondo , Jurgen Prochnow , Anabeth Gish..) with dark secrets . John gets drawn into a cobweb of mysterious events . Resistant at first, skeptical and unsure, John finds that each step he takes, each person he encounters leads him to a new awakening. It is only in this letting go that he finds his destiny and comes to understand the meaning that had escaped him when his adventure began.

Thought-provoking film that packs suspense , thrills , religious events , heartfelt message and weird philosophy . It's a crossover among various films , as it takes parts from ¨The Seventh Sign¨ , ¨The fountain ¨ , ¨The reaping¨ , and ¨The gathering¨ . The picture contains an interesting premise about the prophecy and its nine key insights, predict a new awakening that redefines human life and provides a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth . It's a spiritual triller skillfully narrated with bit action and slightly entertaining. This polished film provides chills, thrills in lively mystery . It's rich and dark though sometimes confusing . The film belongs to supernatural prophecy sub-genre (along with : ¨The omen¨, ¨The seventh sign¨, ¨The Body¨ , among others). Average acting by Matthew Seattle as a young who finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls . Very good support cast plenty of respected players such as Thomas Kretschmann as Wil , Sarah Wayne Callies as Marjorie , Annabeth Gish as Julia , Hector Elizondo as Cardinal Sebastian , Joaquim de Almeida as Father Sanchez and Jürgen Prochnow as Jensen . Esoteric music and excessive use of synthesizer by Nuno Malo .

The motion picture loosely based on the book Celestine Prophecy was regularly directed by Armand Mastroianni . Armand has been directing feature films, mini series, movies of the week, TV pilots and episodic series since 1979 beginning with his first feature film "He Knows You're Alone" which was released by MGM in 1980 and featured the screen debut of Tom Hanks. That film led to a string of features including "The Killing Hour" developed with William Fredkin, "The Supernaturals," "Distortions," "Cameron's Closet" and "Double Revenge." In between shooting feature films Armand began to produce and direct episodic television shows and series like Virus , Invasión , First daughter , Citizen Jane , A Gunfighter's Pledge , The finalist , Pandemic and many others .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Celestine Prophecy See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Rica See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,297, 23 April 2006

Gross USA:

$617,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,127,463
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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