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The Message (1977)

The Message
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8.6 IMDB rating

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Michael Ansara

Michael Ansara

Abu Sofyan
André Morell

André Morell

Abu-Talib


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H.A.L. Craig

H.A.L. Craig

Tewfik El-Hakim

Tewfik El-Hakim



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Release date: 8 July 1977
UPC: 013131048292
Islam (5), History (4), Prophet (2), Religion (2), Religious (2), Libya (2), 1970s (2), Drama (2), Biography (2), UK (1), Morocco (1), Adventure (1), War (1), Muhammad (1), Nosubtitles (1), 1970's (1), Arabs (1), Not Propaganda (1), (1), Arabian (1)
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"THE PLOT Anthony Quinn plays Mohammed's uncle in an epic telling of Islam's origins. THE CONTROVERSY The movie rankled Muslims and sparked riots, and that was just during production. Post-release, in March 1977, Hanafi terrorists took more than 100 people hostage in Washington, D.C. — killing a reporter and shooting the city's future mayor Marion Barry in the two-day siege — demanding in part that The Message be banned. (It wasn't.) In a cruelly ironic coda, the Syrian-born Akkad died amid "


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" Though this epic biopic deferred to Islamic law by never showing Mohammed, it was still condemned as sacrilegious and banned in many Arab countries."


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"Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed,who, in accordance with the tenants of Islam, is never seen or heard (as this is offensive to certain islamic schools of thought). In Mecca in the 7th century, Mohammed is visited by a vision of the Angel Gabriel, who urges him to lead the people of Mecca to cast aside the 300 idols of Kaaba and instead worship the one true God. Speaking out against the corrupt political and military "


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