Written byHarry Winer
Directed byHarry Winer
StarringPatrick Dempsey
Oliver Reed
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Vincent Regan
Music byBruce Broughton
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersMatilde Bernabei
Luca Bernabei
CinematographyRaffaele Mertes
EditorDavid A. Simmons
Running time90 minutes
Production companiesFive Mile River Films
Lux Vide
Original release
ReleaseDecember 14, 1998 (1998-12-14)

Jeremiah is a 1998 American made-for-television biblical epic drama film produced for RAI and starring Patrick Dempsey as the Biblical prophet Jeremiah.[1] The film originally aired on RAI network on December 14, 1998 (Italy) and PAX TV on August 27, 2000 (United States). It is also part of TNT's Bible Collection series.


The film depicts Jeremiah's journey as a young man chosen by God to deliver a message of repentance to the people of Judah. Despite facing persecution and rejection from the leaders and people of Judah, Jeremiah remains faithful to his mission, warning of impending disaster if the people do not turn away from their wickedness.

As Jeremiah's message becomes increasingly unpopular, he faces opposition from powerful political figures and false prophets who seek to silence him. The film portrays the challenges and hardships that Jeremiah endures as he seeks to remain faithful to God's call, even in the face of great danger and opposition.

Throughout the film, Jeremiah's faith and courage inspire others to join him in his mission, and his prophetic warnings ultimately prove to be true as Judah falls to the Babylonian Empire. Despite the tragedy that befalls his people, Jeremiah remains steadfast in his faith and trust in God. The film explores themes of faith, obedience, and perseverance in the face of adversity, and highlights the importance of speaking truth to power, even when it is unpopular or dangerous to do so.[citation needed]


See also


  1. ^ Jeffrey Richards Hollywood's Ancient Worlds p.168