A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of ... See full summary »
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1978  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Janssen ...  Steve Randall 4 episodes, 1978
James Whitmore ...  George Wheeler 4 episodes, 1978
Florinda Bolkan ...  Angela Monti 4 episodes, 1978
Eddie Albert ...  Ogden Towery 4 episodes, 1978
Geraldine Chaplin ...  Naomi Dunn 4 episodes, 1978
Hurd Hatfield ...  Cedric Plummer 4 episodes, 1978
John Huston ...  Nathan Randall 4 episodes, 1978
John McEnery ...  Florian Knight 4 episodes, 1978
Ron Moody ...  LeBrun 4 episodes, 1978
Diana Muldaur ...  Claire Randall 4 episodes, 1978
Kate Mulgrew ...  Tony Nicholson 4 episodes, 1978
Janice Rule ...  Barbara Randall 4 episodes, 1978
Martha Scott ...  Sarah Randall 4 episodes, 1978
Nicol Williamson ...  Maertin de Vroome 4 episodes, 1978
David Ackroyd David Ackroyd ...  Tom Carey 4 episodes, 1978
Laura Betti ...  Maria 4 episodes, 1978
Bo Brundin ...  Heldering 4 episodes, 1978
Donald Moffat ...  Henri Aubert 4 episodes, 1978
Nehemiah Persoff ...  Abbot Petropolous 4 episodes, 1978
Catherine Burns ...  Lori Cook 4 episodes, 1978
Nicolas Coster ...  Peter Ajemian 4 episodes, 1978
Roland Culver ...  Dr. Jeffries 4 episodes, 1978
Tessie O'Shea Tessie O'Shea ...  Herself 4 episodes, 1978
Walter Gotell ...  Hennig 4 episodes, 1978
Alexa Kenin ...  Judy Randall 4 episodes, 1978
Jon Korkes ...  Thad Crawford 4 episodes, 1978
Allan Miller ...  Dr. Oppenheim 4 episodes, 1978
Lynn Farleigh ...  Valerie Hughs 4 episodes, 1978
Christopher Lloyd ...  Hans Bogardus 4 episodes, 1978
Mario Scaccia ...  Agusto Monti 4 episodes, 1978
John Van Dreelen ...  Dr. Fass 4 episodes, 1978
Alexander Scourby ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 1978
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A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of the Bible, but he finds himself enmeshed in controversy and intrigue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Word could be a miracle. The Word could be a vicious hoax. The Word could shatter everything you believe in.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mistério da Palavra See more »

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| (video)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The role of Florian Knight was first offered to David Warner. See more »

Quotes

Naomi Dunn: [to Steve Randall] I keep my body and soul separate. The body was yours for a time, and that was pleasurable, but the soul belongs only to Christ.
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This title aired as an eight hour miniseries and has been cut to six hours in repeat and four hours in syndication. Video version runs 300 m. See more »

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Much ado about nothing at all!
5 August 2000 | by Ale fishSee all my reviews

On the one hand this dull, uneven mini-series is packaged like some kind of thriller. However, the only action sequence in over three hours is somewhat less than thrilling and feels as if it were added merely for purposes of the trailer.

I would suspect that the book, which I've not read, is more concerned with questions of faith, both religious and personal, but unsurprisingly this mainstream adaptation skates over such thorny issues.

What we get instead is David Janssen travelling the world like a theological Philip Marlowe, meeting various experts who tell us little or nothing regarding the authenticity of the 'Word.' The extracts of this new gospel that we do hear are so mundane and under-whelming that the resultant palaver has no credibility whatsoever.

The conclusion, when it finally arrives, is hopelessly contrived and nonsensical with the motivations of key characters left unclear. Furthermore, the idea that an ageing Janssen is some kind of 'babe magnet' is just impossible to swallow. As is the rest of this dull and pointless mess.


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