Down Under the Big Top

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Down Under the Big Top
Produced by Steve Taylor
Written by Steve Taylor
Music by Newsboys
Star Song Moving Pictures
Distributed by Star Song Moving Pictures
Release dates
  • September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Down Under the Big Top is a 1996 American movie. It is the Newsboys' first feature film and was released as a direct-to-video title.[1] The film also represents the first screenplay ever written by director Steve Taylor.[2]


When the band inherits a minor league circus on the verge of bankruptcy, they formulate a plan to put on one final show.


  • John James as Himself, Lead Vocalist
  • Peter Furler as Himself, Drummer/Vocals
  • Phil Joel as Himself, Bassist/Vocals
  • Jody Davis as Himself, Guitarist/Vocals
  • Duncan Phillips as Himself, Percussionist
  • Jeff Frankenstein as Himself, Keyboardist
  • Mark Lowry as Commercial Director
  • Steve Taylor as Himself
  • Gary Chapman as Clergy
  • Phil Madeira as Hack the Clown
  • Greg Menza as Sack the Clown
  • Amy Glass as Darlene
  • Becky Glass as Carlene
  • Robert Granger as Mongo
  • Ben Pearson as Uncle Luigi
  • Russ Long as "Free Bird" the Stagehand
  • Gregg Jampol as Weight-loss ad guy

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reality"
  2. "Breathe"
  3. "Take Me To Your Leader"
  4. "Shine"
  5. "Breakfast"


  1. ^ Seaman, David (October 21, 2013). "Newsboys keyboardist and bassist talks about upcoming concert, new album and Christian music scene". The Echo. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (August 18, 1996). "Newsboys Enter Film Circus in 'Down Under the Big Top'". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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