Pope John Paul II (TV Mini-Series 2005)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Biography, Drama


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Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a ... See full summary »


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8 December 2005 | broadfoot
10
| The Best Pope John Paul II Movie
2005 has been the "Year of The Pope". There have been three TV movies about John Paul II's life this year. I think this one is the best. The one with Thomas Kreutschmann in the title role was too rushed and it tried to cram Karol Wojtyla's life into only 2 hours. This one goes at a more relaxed pace. Cary Elwes, Jon Voight, Ben Gazzara, James Cromwell, Christopher Lee and the rest of the cast are excellent. Voight adopts a perfect Polish accent when he plays Wojtyla as an older man.

I recommend that all religious teachers throughout the world show this movie to their students, whatever their religion may be. John Paul II reached out to people of all faiths, and he was even the first Pope to welcome a visit by the President of Iran!

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Release Date:

4 December 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

Italy, Poland, USA

Filming Locations

Italy

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,863,060

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