Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II

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Thursday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Dec 01, 2005 Between Seasons

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This film portrays the life of Pope John Paul II over sixty years. Born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, Karol "Lolek" Wojtyla would become the man ordained as a priest in 1946, then become the youngest Bishop in Poland at age 38, and soon Archbishop, then Cardinal and finally Pope, the first ever from Poland and the youngest appointed in over 100 years. Viewers will witness this man's life throughout the years, from the loss of his family before he was an adult to the loss of his Jewish friends during WWII. From his career as a priest, where he would impress his superiors with his intellect, to his career as Pope where he would champion causes thought to be liberal and conservative. Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II was written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth) and Judd Parkin. Jeff Bleckner (The Beach Boys: An American Family, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story) directs. The production company is Five Mile River Films. The telefilm was shot on location in Lithuania and Rome.moreless

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AIRED ON 12/1/2005

Season 1 : Episode 1

Jasper Harris

Jasper Harris

Karol Wojtyla (boy)

Bruno Ganz

Bruno Ganz

Cardinal Wyszynski

Charles Kay

Charles Kay

Pope Paul VI

Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida

Archbishop Oscar Romero

Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

Pope John Paul II

Ignas Survila

Ignas Survila

Karol Wojtyla (teenager)

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  • A great movie based in the Life of a Late Legend, Pope John Paul II. This has strong performances and a great story to follow. It shows what many people of that time face, including the Pope himself.moreless

    9.3
    This is a great movie, probably not heading to the Emmys, but is still an enjoyable movie to watch and i highly reccommend it to as many people who are interested. It folloes Pope John Paul II from his mother's death until his own. A powerful ending leaves this to be my favorite movie thus far.
  • ABC AND CBS DUKE IT OUT IN CRITICALLY MALIGNED BIOGRAPHIES OF LATE POLISH POPE.

    It's Pope vs. Pope in twin TV bios of John Paul II

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