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Peter and Paul is a television miniseries that originally aired on CBS in two 2-hour parts on April 12, 1981 and April 14, 1981. This biblical drama featured Anthony Hopkins as Paul of Tarsus and Robert Foxworth as Peter the Fisherman, David Gwillim as Mark and Jon Finch as Luke. It was directed by Robert Day.
The miniseries covers much of the Book of Acts in its Biblical re-telling of chapters 8 through 28, including the apostolic missionary journeys and interactions of Peter and Paul. It also depicts the historical events and persecutions that the early Christians faced under the Roman Empire.
The miniseries won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) for Allyn Ferguson. It also received a nomination for Outstanding Limited Series.
The miniseries begins with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, followed by the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, a zealous Pharisee who persecuted the followers of Jesus, on the road to Damascus. Saul, who later changes his name to Paul, becomes a passionate preacher of the gospel of Christ to the Gentiles, while Peter, one of the twelve apostles, leads the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem.
The miniseries follows their missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome, where they face opposition from both Jews and Romans. They also encounter various challenges and conflicts within the early church, such as the debate over circumcision, the role of women, and the inclusion of Gentiles. Along the way, they are assisted by other prominent figures in the New Testament, such as Barnabas, Silas, Timothy, Luke, Mark, Priscilla, Aquila, James, and John.
The miniseries ends with Paul's imprisonment and trial in Rome under Emperor Nero, where he is beheaded for his faith. Peter, who also arrives in Rome to support Paul, is crucified upside down at his own request.
Paul of Tarsus
Peter the Fisherman
Herod Agrippa I
I saw this movie when it first came out in 1981. I was very impressed with it then and still am today. Anthony Hopkins gives a brilliant performance as Paul, capturing his zeal, intelligence, courage, and humanity. Robert Foxworth is also excellent as Peter, showing his loyalty, humility, and leadership. The supporting cast is also very good, especially Raymond Burr as Herod Agrippa I and José Ferrer as Gamaliel. The script is faithful to the biblical account, but also adds some historical and fictional elements to make it more dramatic and realistic. The music by Allyn Ferguson is beautiful and fitting. The scenery and costumes are authentic and impressive. The direction by Robert Day is smooth and effective. This is a movie that not only entertains, but also educates and inspires. It is one of the best biblical movies ever made, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the early history of Christianity.
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