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Jesus 

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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeremy Sisto ...  Jesus 2 episodes, 1999
Debra Messing ...  Mary Magdalene 2 episodes, 1999
Jacqueline Bisset ...  Mary 2 episodes, 1999
Gary Oldman ...  Pontius Pilate 2 episodes, 1999
Claudio Amendola ...  Barabbas 2 episodes, 1999
G.W. Bailey ...  Livio 2 episodes, 1999
Luca Zingaretti ...  Peter 2 episodes, 1999
Luca Barbareschi ...  Herod Antipas 2 episodes, 1999
Christian Kohlund ...  Caiaphas 2 episodes, 1999
Elena Sofia Ricci ...  Herodias 2 episodes, 1999
Stefania Rocca ...  Mary of Bethany 2 episodes, 1999
Maria Cristina Heller ...  Martha of Bethany 2 episodes, 1999
Jeroen Krabbé ...  Satan - Man 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Gevisser ...  Lazarus 2 episodes, 1999
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ...  Judas Iscariot 2 episodes, 1999
Ian Duncan ...  John 2 episodes, 1999
Gilly Gilchrist ...  Andrew 2 episodes, 1999
Fabio Sartor ...  James 2 episodes, 1999
Sebastian Knapp ...  Matthew 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Harris ...  Thomas 2 episodes, 1999
Roger Hammond ...  Mordecai 2 episodes, 1999
Rick Warden ...  Jared 2 episodes, 1999
Iddo Goldberg ...  Seth 2 episodes, 1999
John H. Francis ...  Zerah 2 episodes, 1999
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Nicholas Sidi ...  Young Zealot 2 2 episodes, 1999
Abdelghafar Essalfi Abdelghafar Essalfi 2 episodes, 1999
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Storyline

Jesus dreams of a medieval battle in the name of Jesus Christ and of a dying world war soldier who, in desperation, calls out the name: Jesus. Jesus awakes, distraught. What is the meaning of this nightmare? Why are these strangers using his name? Jesus is a simple carpenter, like his father Joseph. Both are presently looking for work, but they've been wandering for days from town to town without finding any. Times are difficult in Galilee. Roman taxes are stifling the country. The hated Jewish tax collectors, viewed by the people as traitors, rob people of their last means of subsistence. Revolts and bands of revolutionary thieves are spreading uncertainty throughout the land. Herod Antipas, the Jewish king, is merely a weak shadow of his feared father Herod the Great. The real power lies in the hands of Caiphas, the high priest. To strengthen his position, he plays the Jewish interests against the Roman interests with religious fervor. His most dangerous opponent is the new Roman ... Written by Anonymous

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The greatest story of all time. See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

Five Mile River Films | Lux Vide

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesus See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lube, Lux Vide, Beta Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (commercial free on TBN)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It aired in the same year as 'Mary: Mother of Jesus (1999) (TV)', which featured Christian Bale as Jesus. Jeremy Sisto went on to voice Batman in 'Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)(TV)'. Christian Bale played Batman in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Also appearing was Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, who portrays Pontius Pilate in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the officials are talking about taking the adultress before Jesus to trap him, her eye makeup is all smeared. Yet when they are talking to Jesus, it's been cleaned up. See more »

Crazy Credits

In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »

Alternate Versions

The international version of this film includes scenes that had to be cut due to time constraints on the CBS network. These scenes include:
  • Extended version of the flashback scene where Mary tells Joseph about the angel
  • Extended version of Jesus' farewell to Mary of Bethany, with Lazarus throwing him out in anger
  • Satan showing Jesus the execution of Joan of Arc during the Gethsemane temptation
  • Extended crucifixion with closeups of the nail going into Jesus' wrist and of Him screaming
  • Brief scene of Judas hanging himself after the crucifixion
  • Alternate ending involving Jesus coming back to present day while joyously meeting up with various children
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Connections

Version of The Passion of the Christ (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Pie Jesu
from "Requiem"
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Sarah Brightman with Paul Miles-Kingston & The Winchester Cathedral Choir
By kind permission of The Really Useful Group Ltd., London
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Refreshing...
18 May 2000 | by VedSee all my reviews

From the opening sequences of the film, I knew this would be a "different" movie about Jesus from others I had seen. I am not implying, by any means, that there is anything "faulty" about other versions, such as "Jesus of Nazareth" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told". Both are quite accurate and reverent accounts of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, and are among my favorite re-tellings of Jesus' story. I also extend praise to "The Last Temptation of Christ", a great production as well, because it proposes a unique, albeit controversial, question on what Christ's significance and impact on humanity would have been if he had not died on the cross. What makes "Jesus" one-of-a-kind is that it takes the main elements of the three aforementioned films and skillfully blends them into a portrait of Christ as a man who was, very much, both human--experiencing temptations and doubts, and having wants and needs such as the desire to lead an average life: working as a carpenter, possibly marrying and raising a family--and divine, performing miracles and healing the sick to support the message of God's love of all humankind. "Jesus" is definitely a fresh, yet dignified and very believable depiction of a man, his life and mission, all of which continue to be somewhat of a mystery to many.


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