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The Last Temptation of Christ (film) Quotes

The Last Temptation of Christ (film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . The Last Temptation of Christ ended its run in 1970.

It features Barbara De Fina as producer, Peter Gabriel in charge of musical score, and Michael Ballhaus as head of cinematography.

The Last Temptation of Christ (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in Canada. Each episode of The Last Temptation of Christ (film) is 163 minutes long. The Last Temptation of Christ (film) is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Harvey Keitel as Judas, Willem Dafoe as Jesus, Harry Dean Stanton as Saul, Barry Miller as Jerobeam, David Bowie as Pontius Pilate, Nehemiah Persoff as Rabbi, Steve Shill as Man, and Gary Basaraba as Satan.

The Last Temptation of Christ (film) Quotes

Willem Dafoe as Jesus

  • (Willem Dafoe) "I'm not gonna leave here until you speak to me."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I'm not going to leave this circle, I'm not going to leave until you speak to me. No signs, no pain, just speak to me in human words. Whatever path you want, I'll take. Love, or the axe, or anything else. Now if you want me to stay here and die, I'll do that too, but you have to tell me."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I said Love. I didn't say Death."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "God loves me. I know he loves me. I want him to stop."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "In the desert, the baptist warned us, God is coming. Well, I'm telling you it's too late. He's already here. I'm here. And I'm going to baptize everybody -- with fire."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Father, will you listen to me? Are you still there? Will you listen to a selfish, unfaithful son? I fought you when you called, I resisted. I thought of no more. I didn't want to be your son. Can you forgive me?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Don't touch me. You're filled with hate, get away. God won't help you."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "The pain begins. It slides up my back and just before it gets to my eyes, it digs in its claws."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Today and tomorrow I cast out demons and work cures. On the third day, I will be perfected."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Judas, my brother, I have something to tell you. I have a terrible secret from God. You know why I came to Jerusalem?"
  • (Harvey Keitel) "Yes. This is where the revolution is going to begin."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Last night, Isaiah came to me. He had a prophecy, I saw it written. It said, "He has borne our faults; he was wounded for our transgressions, yet he opened now his mouth. Despised and rejected by all, he went forward without resisting, like a lamb led to the slaughter.""
  • (Harvey Keitel) "I don't understand."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Judas, I am the lamb. I'm the one who's going to do."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "Die? You mean you're not the Messiah?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I Am."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "That can't be. If you're the Messiah, why do you have to die?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Listen, at first, I didn't understand myself --"
  • (Harvey Keitel) "No, you listen. Every day, you have a different plan. First it's love, then the ax, and now you have to die. What good could that do?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "God only talks to me a little at a time and tells me as much as I need to know."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "We need you alive."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Now I finally understand. All my life-all my life, I've been followed by voices, by footsteps, by shadows. And do you know what that shadow is? The cross. I have to die on the cross, and I have to die willingly. We have to go back to the temple."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "And after you die on the cross, what happens then?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I come back to judge the living and the dead."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "It is accomplished."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Which one of you people has never sinned? Whoever that is, come up here and throw these."
  • (Unnamed) "I feel sorry for you. You were lonely. You cried, so I came."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I didn't call for you. Who are you?"
  • (Unnamed) "Your spirit."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I wish there was another way, but there isn't. I have to die on the cross."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "I won't let you die."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "You don't have a choice. Neither do I. Remember, we're bringing God and man together. They'll never be together unless I die. I'm the sacrifice -- Forget everything else, understand that."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Brothers, my old friends. Listen to me. It's me the prophets preached about. God talked to me in the desert; he gave me a secret and told me to bring it to you. Didn't you hear me coming? I ran here to Nazareth, where I grew up, to bring you the news. The word of God is here now."
  • (Unnamed) "You work miracles. Make a miracle for us. Make us believe in you. Otherwise, go away."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "The Messiah doesn't need miracles. He is the miracle. Now he's here. Are you ready for me? I'm here to tear down everything around you, and you know what I'm going to replace it with? Something new: God. The World of God. So take your bread and give it to the poor. What difference does it matter what you own? You have gold and silver? It's going to rot, and that rot is going to eat away your heart. All of you. There will be a flood, and there will be a fire. Everything will be destroyed. But there will be a new ark riding on that fire, and I hold the keys and I open the door, and I decide who goes in and who doesn't. You're my brothers from Nazareth, and you're the first I invite on the ark. Don't wait. Don't waste your life. Come with me."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "If I was a woodcutter, I'd cut. If I was a fire, I'd burn. But I'm a heart and I love. That's the only thing I can do."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "You're here to trick me."
  • (Unnamed) "Trick you? To love and care for a woman, to have a family? This is a trick? Why are you trying to save the world? Aren't your own sins enough for you? What arrogance to think you can save the world. The world doesn't have to be saved: save yourself. Find love"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "I have love."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "The feeling begins. Very tender, very loving. Then the pain starts. Claws slip underneath the skin and tear their way up. Just before they reach my eyes, they dig in. And I remember. First I fasted for three months. I even whipped myself before I went to sleep. At first it worked. Then the pain came back. And the voices. They call me by name. Jesus."

Harry Dean Stanton as Saul

  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "Judas. What are you doing with this magician?"
  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "So Lazarus, how do you feel?"
  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "You see, you don't know how much people need God. You don't know how happy He can make them. He can make them happy to do anything. Make them happy to die, and they'll die, all for the sake of Christ. Jesus Christ. Jesus of Nazareth. The Son of God. The Messiah. Not you. Not for your sake. You know, I'm glad I met you. Because now I can forget all about you. My Jesus is much more important and much more powerful."
  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "You know, I'm glad I've met you. Because now I can forget all about you."

Nehemiah Persoff as Rabbi

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Harvey Keitel as Judas

  • (Harvey Keitel) "What's good for man isn't good for God."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "How will you ever pay for your sins?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "With my life, Judas. With my life. I don't have anything else."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "I struggle, you collaborate."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "Rabbi, you broke my heart."
  • (Harvey Keitel) "What are you doing here? What business do you have here? With women, with children. What's good for men isn't good for God."

Gary Basaraba as Satan

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David Bowie as Pontius Pilate

  • (David Bowie) "Unfortunately for you, we don't want things changed."

Steve Shill as Man

  • (Steve Shill) "Don't you have any respect?"
  • (Harvey Keitel) "For him?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "You don't understand --"
  • (Harvey Keitel) "Understand? -- You broke my heart. Sometimes I curse the day I ever met you. We held the world in our hands. Remember what you told me? You took me in your arms, do you remember? And you begged me, "Betray me, betray me, I have to be crucified -- ""

Barry Miller as Jerobeam

  • (Barry Miller) "God brought you here, didn't he?"
  • (Willem Dafoe) "All he brought here is my shame."
  • (Barry Miller) "Shame is also a temptation."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "God hunts me. He drives his nails into my heart. He wants to push me over. He wants me to speak. But he didn't touch my lips with burning coals. How can I speak? I sinned."
  • (Barry Miller) "We all sin."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "Not my sins. What does He want from me? Can't he see what's inside me? All my sins. I'm Lucifer."
  • (Barry Miller) "Be quiet."
  • (Willem Dafoe) "No. I'm a liar. A hypocrite. I'm afraid of everything. I never tell the truth. I don't have the courage. When I see a woman, I blush and look away. But inside I have lust. For God, I smother the lust, and that satisfies my pride. But my pride destroys Magdalene. I never steal or fight, or kill -- not because I don't want to but because I'm afraid. I want to rebel against everything, everybody -- against God --. but I'm afraid. If you look inside me you see fear, that's all. Fear is my mother, my father, my God."

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