The Message ★★ Mohammad: Messenger of God; Al-Ris-Alah 1977 (PG)
Sprawling saga of the genesis of the religion of Islam, with Quinn portraying Mohammad's uncle, Hamza, an honored warrior. The story behind the movie might prove much more successful as a sequel than did the movie itself. The filming itself created a religious controversy. 220m/C VHS, DVD . GB Damien Thomas, Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Neville Jason; D: Moustapha Akkad; W: H.A.L. Craig; C: Jack Hildyard; M: Maurice Jarre.