R | | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Mel Gibson had a Canadian priest, Fr. Stephen Somerville, celebrate the Traditional Roman Catholic Latin Mass of the Apostolic Rite for the film crew each day before production began.
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The lead Roman soldier's teeth are yellow during the flogging scenes, white and perfect along the route to Golgotha as Jesus is carries the cross, and yellow again during the crucifixion scene.
The movie doesn't begin with credits, but only with a verse from the Bible: "He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53; 700 B.C.
Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew
$2,305,089 (Australia) (27 February 2004)
$370,782,930 (USA) (31 March 2005)
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