"This film is not based upon the Gospels but on this fictional exploration of the eternal spiritual conflict."

Foreword: "The dual substance of Christ - the yearning, so human, so superhuman, of man to attain God... has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me. My principle anguish and source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh... And my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met." Nikcos Kazantzakis from the book "The Last Temptation of Christ"

During the end credits, Peter Gabriel, composer for the film, credits all the people that used instruments for the music.

Just before the credits, there is a flash of colors which leads to the credits "paged up" behind a yellow background.