The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1988-08-12
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 440 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America, Canada
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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.

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  • Willem Dafoe

    as Jesus
  • Harvey Keitel

    as Judas Iscariot
  • Barbara Hershey

    as Mary Magdalene
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Paulus
  • David Bowie

    as Pontius Pilatus
  • Steve Shill

    as Centurian
  • Verna Bloom

    as Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Paul Greco

    as Zealot
  • Roberts Blossom

    as Aged Master
  • Barry Miller

    as Jeroboam
  • Gary Basaraba

    as Andrew, Apostle
  • Irvin Kershner

    as Zebedee
  • Victor Argo

    as Peter, Apostle
  • Michael Been

    as John, Apostle
  • John Lurie

    as James, Apostle
  • Robert Spafford

    as Man at Wedding
  • Giovanni Cianfriglia

    as Roman Soldier
  • Donna Magnani

    as Crowd Member (voice)
  • Penny Brown

    as Crowd Member (voice)
  • Dale Wyatt

    as Crowd Member (voice)
  • Ted Rusoff

    as Crowd Member (voice)
  • Illeana Douglas

    as Crowd Member (voice)
  • Benito Pacifico

    as Roman Soldier (uncredited)
  • Martin Scorsese

    as Isaiah (uncredited)
  • Juliette Caton

    as Girl Angel
Directing Martin Scorsese Director
Writing Nikos Kazantzakis Novel
Writing Paul Schrader Screenplay
Production Barbara De Fina Producer
Production Harry J. Ufland Executive Producer
Sound Peter Gabriel Original Music Composer
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Art John Beard Production Design
Art Andrew Sanders Art Direction
Art Giorgio Desideri Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Pierre Delifer Costume Design
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer