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The Message
The Message
Actors: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest
Director: Moustapha Akkad
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
PG     1998     2hr 57min

Producer-director Moustapha Akkad made a true labor of love out of The Message, which seeks nothing less than to tell the story of the origins of Islam. Originally released in the U.S. as Mohammad, Messenger of God, the fi...  more »

     
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Actors: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest
Director: Moustapha Akkad
Creators: Harold Buck, Mohammad Sanousi, A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar, A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi, H.A.L. Craig, Mohammad Ali Maher, Tewfik El-Hakim
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 09/15/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1981
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 2hr 57min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Terrific introduction for some and a teriffic refresher for
Thomas E Dembinski | Abu Dhabi, AE | 07/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The message is terrific introduction to the life and times of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Few media vehicles serve as both an introduction and a good quality refresher on this cornerstone time period in Islamic history that is both entertaining and informative. Highly recommended for those who enjoy period pieces and those seeking knowledge on the life and times of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)."
Touching and Sensational
F. Tanvir | Chicago,IL USA | 05/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great moving film. The first disc is the English (the original version); the second disc is formatted in Arabic. The menu is a bit abysmal, knowing that the standards in the dvds today require a cinematic background in the menu. Other than that, the movie is truly an inspirational and moving work of brilliance. Great acting combined with great and accurate cinematography about the beginnings of Islam."
Your first step...
Snowman | 04/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is your first baby step if you like to understand and learn what really ISLAM is. The second step will be reading Quran and trying to associate what Allah is telling you with today's political/social/religious events. You are going to find extremely striking similarities between what you read and what you see/hear in today's world. And, also, you'll find out how much Islam has been twisted in practices in today's so called "Islamic nations", and certainly it's been a fashionable trend since 09/11 that many neo-con based media bashes Islam with unfounded allegations."