R | | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
This was the highest-grossing rated R film in US box office history earning $370 million.
Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?
The movie had Jesus whipped before Barabbas was released but according to all 4 Gospels he was released before the scourging.
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