Joshua

2002

Joshua

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Joshua is well-intentioned, but too heavy-handed.

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A mysterious stranger brings both spiritual comfort and a certain level of distrust to a small community in this drama based on the spiritual best-seller by Joseph Girzone. A mysterious man named Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) arrives in the small Midwestern town of Auburn sometime in the late 19th century. Joshua sets up a carpentry shop in Auburn, and soon develops a reputation for his kind and unselfish nature; after bad weather nearly destroys a church in the town's African-American neighborhood, Joshua offers to help repair the building, and has soon persuaded much of the community to offer their support, including Father Pat (Kurt Fuller), a priest at Auburn's Catholic church. Father Pat's superior, Father Tardone (F. Murray Abraham) is also struck by Joshua's talent, charm, and humble desire to help others, and asks him to carve a new statue of Saint Peter for their church. However, while much of the town is following the good example set by Joshua, when people begin to ascribe supernatural powers to the town's new carpenter, Father Tardone begins to become suspicious, and wants to know who Joshua really is and what he really intends to do in Auburn. Joshua features an original song score by popular contemporary Christian musician Michael W. Smith.

Cast

F. Murray Abraham
as Father Tardone
Kurt Fuller
as Father Pat Hayes
Jordan Allen
as Michael Reed
Colleen Camp
as Joan Casey
Tom Brainard
as Young Pastor
Alex De Rosa
as Evangelist Kid
Rich Komenich
as Ray Persini
Dale Calandra
as Leo Persini
Tim Grimm
as Bishop Anderson
Marc Grapey
as Steve Casey
Cedric Young
as Charlie
John Sierros
as Policeman
Tim Decker
as Reverend Daily
Tom Roland
as Cardinal Ricardo
Coby Goss
as Father Delorenzo
Jim Carrane
as Father Tumelo
Ilio Bruno
as Cardinal Napoli
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