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The Message1976

The Message (1976)





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Arab location filming highlights this melodrama about the birth of Islam. Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara. Bilal: Johnny Sekka. Khalid: Michael Forest. Zaid: Damien Thomas. Moustapha Akkad directed.


Michael Ansara
as Abu Sofyan
Peter Madden
as Toothless man
Habib Ageli
as Hudayfa
Martin Benson
as Abu-Jahal
Wolfe Morris
as Bu-Lahab
André Morell
as Abu-Talib
Ewen Solon
as Yasser
Earl Cameron
as Annajashi
Leonard Trolley
as Silk Merchant
Mohammad Al Gaddary
as Money Lender
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Critic Reviews for The Message

All Critics (3)

It's obvious that no expense was spared to bring the messenger's message to the big screen with all the blood and thunder, color and pagentry a man like Mohammad deserves.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

A religious epic that Hollywood tries to do for Islam what it did for Christianity.

August 12, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

...the fact that this is the only substantial film about Mohammed and Islam makes Akkad's film worthwhile viewing.

September 3, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Message


Akkad dodges with creativity the limitations imposed by the very Islam that he wants to depict (to celebrate blind faith, ironically) and creates an epic that should be interesting to those who don't know much about the religion although it contradicts the Quran many times to make it look tolerant.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Its good to get an idea of thier belief ^_^

EightThirty .
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