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Joshua (2002)

G | | Drama | 19 April 2002 (USA)
"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Director:

Jon Purdy

Writers:

Joseph F. Girzone (novel) (as Joseph Girzone), Brad Mirman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Goldwyn ... Joshua
F. Murray Abraham ... Father Tardone
Kurt Fuller ... Father Pat Hayes
Stacy Edwards ... Maggie
Giancarlo Giannini ... The Pope
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Theo
Michael Guido Michael Guido ... Aaron
Matt Zeigler Matt Zeigler ... Kevin
Colleen Camp ... Joan Casey
Marc Grapey ... Steve Casey (as Mark Grapey)
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Ray Persini
Dale Calandra ... Leo Persini
Cedric Young Cedric Young ... Charlie
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Bishop Anderson
Jordan Allen ... Michael Reed
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Storyline

The town of Auburn was always normal, to say the least. True, the people there weren't really a "community", but they never noticed...until a stranger named Joshua rolled into town one morning. In small ways, Joshua began to help out around the town-helping a teen play guitar, helping save a marriage in danger, or teaching a bumbling priest how to speak about faith. An old Baptist church that came down in a storm is his next big project. With the help of stuttering Theo, who dreams of being a preacher, he brings the town together to restore the old building. In this way, the whole town unites and becomes a community. This attracts the attention of Father Tordone, who is a bitter man due to the fact that he lost a position in the Vatican. When the mysterious Joshua begins to show up in two places at once and miraculously cures a blind woman, Father Tordone believes Joshua is a false prophet, trying to cheat people. When his next huge miracle-reviving Theo from death after he falls from... Written by Anonymous

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Hope has a name...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The face of Jesus in the stained glass window in the nave of the Catholic Church is the face of Tony Goldwyn, who plays Joshua. See more »

Goofs

Joshua presents his tools to the Pope as a gift. Just before Joshua disappears, the tools jump from the Pope's lap to his arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: Who are you?
Joshua: Peter, don't you know me? The world has become such a frightening place. There's so much anger and not enough love. Deep in their hearts of so many people, there is an emptiness that nothing in this world can fill. And that emptiness makes it impossible for them to love.
The Pope: It's so overwhelming. What should I do?
Joshua: Remind them that I love them. That I died for them. Tell them that my love is real. That if they open their hearts to it, I will fill that emptiness and that they will be able ...
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Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am All Yours
Written by Paige Lewis, Rachael Lampa (as Rachel Lampa), Natalie LaRue and Phillip LaRue
Performed by Rachael Lampa (as Rachel Lampa)
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User Reviews

I enjoyed the film enough to watch it twice in two days!
8 January 2003 | by Thea DamaskenaSee all my reviews

This is a very gentle and touching film, which leave you with a real feeling of hope for the future of humanity. Tony Goldwyn does not over-act in the part of Joshua and the reactions of the people he encounters are very natural and believable. I really enjoyed it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,461,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,461,635
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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