The Last Temptation of Christ

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1988
  • Running time: 164 min
The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese, is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labor of... read more
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The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese, is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labor of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, and David Bowie bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.

Original Release

05/26/1988

US Release

08/12/1988

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Cast

Willem Dafoe Jesus
Harvey Keitel Judas / Judas Iscariot
Barbara Hershey Mary Magdalene
Verna Bloom Mary, Mother of Jesus
Roberts Blossom Aged Master
Gary Basaraba Andrew, Apostle
David Bowie Pontius Pilate / Pontius Pilatus
Harry Dean Stanton Paul / Saul / Paulus
Paul Greco Zealot
Barry Miller Jeroboam
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Martin Scorsese

Writers

Paul Schrader, Nikos Kazantzakis

Cast

Willem Dafoe Jesus
Harvey Keitel Judas / Judas Iscariot
Barbara Hershey Mary Magdalene
Verna Bloom Mary, Mother of Jesus
Roberts Blossom Aged Master
Gary Basaraba Andrew, Apostle
David Bowie Pontius Pilate / Pontius Pilatus
Harry Dean Stanton Paul / Saul / Paulus
Paul Greco Zealot
Barry Miller Jeroboam
Irvin Kershner Zebedee
Victor Argo Peter, Apostle
Michael Been John, Apostle
John Lurie James, Apostle
Steve Shill Centurian
Tomas Arana Crowd Member / Lazarus
Nehemiah Persoff Rabbi
Leo Burmester Nathaniel, Apostle
Paul Herman Phillip, Apostle
Giovanni Cianfriglia Roman Soldier

Producers

Harry J. Ufland Executive Producer
Barbara De Fina Producer

Editors

Thelma Schoonmaker

1989 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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