Mohammed: Messenger of God

Mohammed: Messenger of God

Director: Moustapha Akkad Cast: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara
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Mohammed: Messenger of God

Anthony Quinn stars as Mohammed in this spectacular retelling of the story of Islam, coming to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Presented in the original 2.53:1 widescreen theatrical version and featuring an English Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack, this release offers no subtitles or alternate audio tracks. Extra features include a "making of" featurette, a still gallery, and theatrical trailers.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1998
UPC: 0013131048292
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 3:40:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation [2.35:1]; Includes the documentary "The Making of an Epic"; English and Arabic theatrical trailers; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Quinn Hamza
Irene Papas Hind
Michael Ansara Abu-Sofyan
Johnny Sekka Bilal
Michael Forest Khalid
Garick Hagon Ammar
Damien Thomas Zaid
Ronald Chenery Mosaab
Michael Godfrey Barra
Peter Madden Toothless man
Habib Ageli Hudayfa
Neville Jason Jaafar
Martin Benson Abu-Jahal
Robert Brown Otba
Wolfe Morris Bu-Lahab
Bruno Barnabe Umaya
John Humphrey Ubada
John Bennett Salool
Donald Burton Amr
Andre Morell Abu-Talib
Rosalie Crutchley Somaya
Ewen Solon Yasser
Nicholas Amer Suheil
Gerard Hely Sinan
Ronald Leigh-Hunt Heraclius
Leonard Trolley Silk Merchant
Ahmed Abdelhalim Uriqat
Richard Johnson Narrator
Elaine Ives-Cameron Arwa
Earl Cameron Annajashi

Technical Credits
Moustapha Akkad Director,Producer
Gus Agosti Asst. Director
John Bloom Editor
Alan Boyle Makeup
H.A.L. Craig Screenwriter
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Dorme Art Director
Maurice Fowler Production Designer
Carlos Gil Asst. Director
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Tambi Larsen Production Designer
Terry Parr Art Director
Neville Smallwood Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter stops
Side #2
0. Chapter stops

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The Message 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a very important and interesting film. If you carefully watch it describes Islam in details. It is nice not to show Mohammed, because it must be so in Islam. Thanks to Mr. Akkad. If only everybody knew Islam which means no one or nothing must be worshipped except from God! If only people knew that God never needs help when creating everything! If only people knew that life never ends but starts after death ! If only people knew none of the benevolances or cruelties will be fogotten but punished or rewarded by God absolutely ! All narrated and illustrated in this film, so please watch again with a free sense, please! Peace be upon all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Anthony Quinn best performance. This movie describes the early days of Islam and shows the struggling of early muslims. Strongly recommended for all who want to know about the early days of the Islamic faith.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie summerises the whole life based on facts in history with some details that we had to watch several times to understand. Thats what so great. i loved it and will see it again
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great deal to present Islam in form of a movie to the rest of the world. But I think that they should have also shown the Character of Muhammad because otherwise the movie seems to be incomplete. After all Muhammad was just like an ordinary man so there was no use hiding the character. It is a poor way of thinking of people by not showing the character. Otherwise the movie was perfect. Well if they didnt showed the Character of Muhammad because he was the Prophet of God then Moses was also a Prophet of God and they showed his character in the TEN COMANDMENTS and also in the movie called THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. They were also the Prophets of God. And are as much respectful as much Muhammad is to the muslims.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Legendary, Monumentally & Everlasting Islamic Movie. A movie that moslems should watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoever said based on their shallowminded about this film portray Islam is based on hatred, violence and so on. Obviously, they never know any single thing about religion at all. This film is so brilliant and the character of Muhammad here was so real. A truly enchanting performance by Anthony Quinn. A truly guidance for those who misled
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a great story telling of the history of Islam and the life of Prophet Muhammad (may allahs peache and blessings be upon him). Although, many details of the prophet's life could not be shown, due to limitation of portraying his character, if one could understand the message behind Islam and it's prophet, I am sure we would all realize that Islam is a peaceful religion and the true religion of God, distorted by people overtime, just like any other religion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Technically weak script, direecting, acting, photography, sound, editing --- BUT --- an accurate and shocking portrait of islam as a religion based in hatred, violence, murder, and intolerance --- both in word and action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest movies ever made by Hollywood. It illustrates the authentic picture of the origin and early days of Islam. It is incredibly touching as it shows the reality of the hardships faced by the early followers of Islam and Prophet Mohammed (SAW), and how the Message was spread across the globe. A Magnificent performance by Anthony Quinn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mohammad was not shown in the movie because of Islamic faith. It is forbidden in Islam to show his picture. This is because Mohammad realized that if he allows muslims to draw his picture, someday people will worship him instead of God making a statue and worship him as a God, like what is happening now among Christians about Jesus. That is why, Mohammad forbade his people to show his picture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a polished up story about Mohammad and historically is not true
Guest More than 1 year ago
A classic! I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie will show you how Islam started, the similairities with Chritianity and it's tolerance of other faiths. Islam is not about suicide bombings or terrorism..It is a religion of get your heads out of yer self righteous behinds and educate those last few remaining brain cells before every cell in your head becomes consumed by the Weapons of Mass Destruction contained in your Can of Budweiser A@P
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the greatest movie I have ever seen about the history of Islam and how it all started. A must see for everyone, including nonmuslims to see that Islam is a peaceful religion not a religion of violence or hatred.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is excellent movie and well presentation of starting of Islam and how much hardship Prophet and his companions faced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An inspiration. We have so much in our lives today, but lack faith when others before us had so little, were willing to give so much (everything really) and had mountains of unshakable faith.
erkan More than 1 year ago
The Message tells the story of the birth of Islam, from the Prophet Muhammad's first revelation from God to his death. The film follows the Prophet's story (though never showing the Prophet himself, as Islamic tradition ordains) as he starts with a handful of believers, and over the coarse of 23 years, establishes a mighty force that shook the world. The story is most excellent. The script was well written and approved for its accuracy in telling the story of the Prophet. The actors are wonderful in portraying the people who were in involved the Prophet's life. Anthony Quinn is simply magnificent as Hamza, the Prophet's uncle. The cinematography of the film is breathtaking. The Oscar-nominated music for the film by Maurice Jarre is phenomenal. The director, Moustapha Akkad, could not have done a better job. This film is without a doubt a perfect 10. I highly recommend this movie for anyone who wants to learn about the history of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, or just wants to watch a great epic movie.
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