R | | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Maia Morgenstern, who plays Mary (mother of Jesus), is only six years older than Jim Caviezel.
Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?
Flipped shot: Jesus stumbles and falls to the ground while carrying the cross, his injuries are to his left eye for one shot. By the next shot the injuries have returned to his right eye.
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.
In January 2005, Mel Gibson announced that a slightly (5-6 minutes) shorter version would be released to theaters in March 2005 (just in time for Easter), under the title "The Passion Recut". The new version features no new scenes, but trimming of the most graphic scenes, particularly the scourging.
Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew
$83,848,082 29 February 2004