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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

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The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Luke
James Faulkner ... Paul
Olivier Martinez ... Mauritius Gallas
Joanne Whalley ... Priscilla
John Lynch ... Aquila
Yorgos Karamihos ... Saul of Tarsus
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Irenica
Alessandro Sperduti Alessandro Sperduti ... Cassius
Alexandra Vino ... Octavia
Manuel Cauchi ... Ananias
Noah Huntley ... Publius
Kenneth Spiteri ... Eubulus
Anthony Edridge Anthony Edridge ... Severus
André Agius André Agius ... Stephen (as Andre Agius)
John-Paul Pace ... Christian Man
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Storyline

The setting is Mamertine Prison in Rome where Paul has been imprisoned because he has been deemed a threat to the Roman Empire. Emperor Nero has sentenced him to death. Paul's long journey to this place has been eventful. At one time-as Saul-he persecuted Christians relentlessly. And then he converted to Christianity. That is when Paul became the persecuted. His path has involved degradation, torture and shipwreck. At Mamertine, he interacts with his jailer Mauritius and Luke the evangelist. Mauritius is curious about Paul and seeks to learn how this one man can have such a profound effect on the empire. Luke, his dutiful caretaker, takes this opportunity to write the Acts of the Apostles, a history of the early church. Meanwhile, the infamous persecution of the Christians under Nero is in full effect. As the time draws near to the date of his execution, Paul struggles with God's forgiveness for his sins..

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Where Sin Abounds... Grace Abounds More. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Malta

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,172,585, 25 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,560,475, 24 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,722,602, 24 May 2018
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Affirm Films,ODB Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film is the second time Jim Caviezel performs as a Biblical person. The first time was in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004) where he performed as Jesus of Nazareth. See more »

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An Important Film. Stirring. Brilliant.
25 March 2018 | by kris-127-901192See all my reviews

This is an important film. It is the Bible come to life, accurately, and brutally. It speaks of hope, love, redemption, grace, and godliness. In Paul's writings, he paints a clear portrait of a Christ-follower and constantly reminds us why we do what we do. Jim Caviezel is brilliant as Luke, and it's hard not to see him as the Jesus he portrayed in "The Passion of the Christ". This actually works, because it is a subtle reminder of the unseen center of the story...Jesus. James Faulkner is exactly who you picture as Paul. His portrayal was spot on. The Bible does not address the end of Paul's life, but history does. This movie tells "the rest of the story" and in doing so, answers the persistent question "if God loves you, why does He let you suffer?". Read Luke and Acts to learn more. I encourage everyone to go see it to support a good film ...and to stir your soul.


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