Peter and Paul

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This article is about a 1981 film. For the saints, please see Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.
Peter and Paul
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Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Stan Hough
Written by Christopher Knopf and Stan Hough
Starring Anthony Hopkins
Robert Foxworth
Eddie Albert
Raymond Burr
Jose Ferrer
Jon Finch
David Gwillim
Herbert Lom
Jean Peters
Music by Allyn Ferguson
Cinematography Richard C. Glouner A.S.C.
Edited by Houseley Stevenson
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Running time
194 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Peter and Paul is a TV mini-series 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 film mostly shows the works of Paul, beginning with his being struck down and converted by Jesus on the road to Damascus. From there it shows his ministry to the Gentiles, gaining converts in Galatia and Greece, and eventually going to Rome for his trial. He preaches there under house arrest for two years before being executed by Nero, after which Peter arrives in Rome and continues what Paul started. The film follows the biblical narrative fairly closely, with some omissions.

It was shot in Rhodes, Greece. It won one Emmy (for makeup) and was nominated for a second (for costumes).


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