In Search of Historic Jesus

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In Search of Historic Jesus
Film Poster for In Search of Historic Jesus.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Henning Schellerup
Produced by James L. Conway
Bill Cornford
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Screenplay by Jack Jacobs
Lee Roddy
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Robert Starling
Malvin Wald
Starring John Rubinstein
Brad Crandall
Narrated by Brad Crandall
Music by Bob Summers
Cinematography Paul Hipp
George Stapleford
Edited by Kendall S. Rase
Distributed by Sunn Classic Pictures
Release date
August 1979
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $22,438,000[1]

In Search of Historic Jesus is a 1979 documentary film released by Sunn Classic Pictures that speculates on the historical accuracy of the biblical depiction of Jesus.

Production notes

In Search of Historic Jesus was produced by Sunn Classic Pictures, a Utah-based independent film company that specialized in releasing low-budget family films and documentaries. Along with such features as In Search of Noah's Ark (1976) and Beyond and Back (1978), the film was one of a series of releases from the company that attempted to present convincing scientific evidence for Christian theology.[2]

Parts of the film were shot in Heber, Provo, and Park City in Utah.[3]


In Search of Historic Jesus was a massive commercial success. Produced on a low budget, the film earned over $22.4 million at the North American box office[1][4] and was the 34th highest-grossing film of 1979.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "In Search of Historic Jesus, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Beyond and Back, AMC Movie Guide. AMC. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  4. ^ "In Search of Historic Jesus, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Top Grossing Films of 1979". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2016-09-17.

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