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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.

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Philip Saville

Writer:

John Goldsmith (screenplay)
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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.

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Yahoo group

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gospel of John See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was created by a constituency of artists from Canada and the United Kingdom, along with academic and theological consultants from around the world. See more »

Quotes

Jesus Christ: It is finished.
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Connections

Version of Jésus (1999) See more »

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Benedition sacerdotale: excerpt
from "L'Esprit de Dieu et les Prophetes"
Sung by Esther Lamandier
Produced by Alienor
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Faithful retelling
19 October 2003 | by fgoodwinSee all my reviews

I just saw the Gospel of John, and found it to be a breathtaking, graphic, yet beautiful portrayal of the life & ministry of Jesus as told by his disciple, John. The movie runs three hours, but I never felt bored or distracted.

I've read there are fears the movie may be seen as anti-Semitic -- like the charges being leveled at Mel Gibson's "The Passion" (how can anyone really know since it hasn't been released yet?). One could claim the "Gospel of John" is anti-Semitic only if you believe the gospel account itself is anti-Semitic. I don't think it is, but Jewish viewers may feel differently. The movie is faithful to the gospel, so the charge stands or falls based on how one reads the gospel.

In any event, I think this is a movie that can be enjoyed by believers and non-believers alike.


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