The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene.

Directing:
  • Martin Scorsese

Writing:
  • Paul Schrader
  • Nikos Kazantzakis

Stars:
Release Date: 1988-08-12
metacritic icon 7.3/10
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US, CA
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 164
  • Budget: $7,000,000
  • Revenue: $8,373,585
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean St...
Paulus
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
Judas Iscariot
Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hersh...
Mary Magdalene
Victor Argo
Victor Argo
Peter, Apostle
David Bowie
David Bowie
Pontius Pilatus
Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
Jesus
Verna Bloom
Verna Bloom
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Roberts Blossom
Roberts Bloss...
Aged Master
Barry Miller
Barry Miller
Jeroboam
Gary Basaraba
Gary Basaraba
Andrew, Apostle
Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershne...
Zebedee
John Lurie
John Lurie
James, Apostle
Steve Shill
Steve Shill
Centurian
Robert Spafford
Robert Spaffo...
Man at Wedding
Ted Rusoff
Ted Rusoff
Crowd Member (voice)
Giovanni Cianfriglia
Giovanni Cian...
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico
Benito Pacifi...
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
Penny Brown
Penny Brown
Crowd Member (voice)
Donna Magnani
Donna Magnani
Crowd Member (voice)
Dale Wyatt
Dale Wyatt
Crowd Member (voice)
Illeana Douglas
Illeana Dougl...
Crowd Member (voice)
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorse...
Isaiah (uncredited)
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