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The Message (1976)

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Arab location filming highlights this melodrama about the birth of Islam. Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara. Bilal: Johnny Sekka. Khalid: Michael Forest. Zaid: Damien Thomas. Moustapha Akkad directed.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Cast

Michael Ansara
as Abu Sofyan
Peter Madden
as Toothless man
Habib Ageli
as Hudayfa
Neville Jason
as Jaafar
Martin Benson
as Abu-Jahal
Wolfe Morris
as Bu-Lahab
John Bennett
as Salool
André Morell
as Abu-Talib
Ewen Solon
as Yasser
Nicholas Amer
as Suheil
Gerard Hely
as Sinan
Earl Cameron
as Annajashi
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
as Heraclius
Leonard Trolley
as Silk Merchant
Salem Gedara
as Wahshi
Mohammad Al Gaddary
as Money Lender
Richard Johnson
as Narrator
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All Critics (2)

A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...the fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.

Full Review… | September 3, 2002
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½

Akkad dodges with creativity the limitations imposed by the very Islam that he wants to depict (to celebrate blind faith, ironically) and creates an epic that should be interesting to those who don't know much about the religion although it contradicts the Quran many times to make it look tolerant.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

The fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

If you want to know the underlying theology of Islam, this movie is a great primer. Of course, Muslims today would benefit by watching this as well...

Omar Latiri
Omar Latiri

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