The Word

The Word (1978)

Was It a Holy Revelation or an Unholy Fraud?

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Robert L. Joseph, Richard Berg
  • First Air Date: 1978-11-12
  • Last Air Date: 1978-11-15
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 120 min.
  • Production Company: Charles Fries Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America, Finland
  • Networks: CBS
  • Director: Richard Lang
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A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ. A public relations executive is hired to publicize this document as a new version of the Bible, but he finds himself enmeshed in controversy and intrigue.

  • Keywords: christianity, based on novel or book, bible, faith, religion, miniseries
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    The Word Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-11-12
    4 Episodes

    The Word Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 1Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 1Episode 6Episode 660 min
    Season 1Episode 7Episode 760 min
    Season 1Episode 8Episode 860 min
    Season 1Episode 9Episode 960 min
    Season 1Episode 10Episode 1060 min
    Season 1Episode 11Episode 1160 min
    Season 1Episode 12Episode 1260 min
    Season 1Episode 13Episode 1360 min
    Season 1Episode 14Episode 1460 min
    Season 1Episode 15Episode 1560 min
    Season 1Episode 16Episode 1660 min
    Season 1Episode 17Episode 1760 min
    Season 1Episode 18Episode 1860 min
    Season 1Episode 19Episode 1960 min
    Season 1Episode 20Episode 2060 min
    Season 1Episode 21Episode 2160 min
    Season 1Episode 22Episode 2260 min
    Season 1Episode 23Episode 2360 min
    Season 1Episode 24Episode 2460 min
    Season 1Episode 25Episode 2560 min
    Season 1Episode 26Episode 2660 min
    Season 1Episode 27Episode 2760 min
    Season 2Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 2Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 2Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 2Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 2Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 2Episode 6Episode 660 min
    Season 2Episode 7Episode 760 min
    Season 2Episode 8Episode 860 min
    Season 2Episode 9Episode 960 min
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    Season 2Episode 11Episode 1160 min
    Season 2Episode 12Episode 1260 min
    Season 2Episode 13Episode 1360 min
    Season 2Episode 14Episode 1460 min
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    Season 2Episode 18Episode 1860 min
    Season 2Episode 19Episode 1960 min
    Season 2Episode 20Episode 2060 min
    Season 2Episode 21Episode 2160 min
    Season 3Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 3Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 3Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 3Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 3Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 3Episode 6Episode 660 min
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    Season 3Episode 11Episode 1160 min
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    Season 3Episode 19Episode 1960 min
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    Season 3Episode 21Episode 2160 min
    Season 4Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 4Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 4Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 4Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 4Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 4Episode 6Christmas Special60 min
    Season 4Episode 7Episode 760 min
    Season 4Episode 8Episode 860 min
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    Season 4Episode 11Episode 1160 min
    Season 4Episode 12Episode 1260 min
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    Season 5Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 5Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 5Episode 3Episode 360 min
    Season 5Episode 4Episode 460 min
    Season 5Episode 5Episode 560 min
    Season 5Episode 6Episode 660 min
    Season 5Episode 7Episode 760 min
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    Season 5Episode 10Episode 1060 min
    Season 5Episode 11Episode 1160 min
    Season 5Episode 12Episode 1260 min
    Season 5Episode 13Episode 1360 min
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    Season 5Episode 16Episode 1660 min
    Season 5Episode 17Episode 1760 min
    • David Janssen

      as Steve Randall
    • James Whitmore

      as George Wheeler
    • Florinda Bolkan

      as Angela Monti
    • Eddie Albert

      as Ogden Towery
    • Geraldine Chaplin

      as Naomi Dunn
    • Hurd Hatfield

      as Cedric Plummer
    • John Huston

      as Nathan Randall
    • John McEnery

      as Florian Knight
    • Ron Moody

      as LeBrun
    • Diana Muldaur

      as Claire Randall
    • Kate Mulgrew

      as Tony Nicholson
    • Janice Rule

      as Barbara Randall
    • Martha Scott

      as Sarah Randall
    • Nicol Williamson

      as Maertin de Vroome
    • David Ackroyd

      as Tom Carey
    • Laura Betti

      as Maria
    • Bo Brundin

      as Heldering
    • Donald Moffat

      as Henri Aubert
    • Nehemiah Persoff

      as Abbot Petropolous
    • Catherine Burns

      as Lori Cook
    • Nicolas Coster

      as Peter Ajemian
    • Roland Culver

      as Dr. Jeffries
    • Tessie O'Shea

      as Self
    • Walter Gotell

      as Hennig
    • Alexa Kenin

      as Judy Randall
    • Jon Korkes

      as Thad Crawford
    • Allan Miller

      as Dr. Oppenheim
    • Lynn Farleigh

      as Valerie Hughs
    • Christopher Lloyd

      as Hans Bogardus
    • Mario Scaccia

      as Agusto Monti
    • John van Dreelen

      as Dr. Fass
    • Alexander Scourby

      as Narrator (voice)
    • Jonathan Banks

      as Young LeBrun
    Writing S.S. Schweitzer Writer
    Directing Richard Lang Director
    Writing Richard Fielder Writer
    Writing Richard Berg Writer
    Writing Robert L. Joseph Writer
    Writing Irving Wallace Novel
    Production Richard Berg Executive Producer
    Production Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
    Production David Manson Producer
    Production Allan Marcil Associate Producer
    Production Bob Markell Executive Producer
    Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
    Camera Michel Hugo Director of Photography
    Editing Anthony DiMarco Editor
    Editing Thomas Fries Editor
    Production Judith Holstra Casting
    Art Herman F. Zimmerman Art Direction
    Production Chris Christenberry Production Manager
    Production Nick Farnes Production Manager
    Production Wim Lindner Production Manager
    Production Mario Pisani Production Manager
    Production William P. Owens Production Manager
    Directing Gianni Cozzo First Assistant Director
    Directing George Goodman First Assistant Director
    Directing Maurice Marks Second Assistant Director
    Sound Victor Dekker Assistant Sound Engineer
    Sound Peter Sutton Sound Mixer
    Sound Don Wortham Boom Operator
    Sound Richard Dwan Jr. Sound Editor
    Crew Jim Dowdall Stunts
    Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Coordinator
    Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Double
    Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunts
    Lighting Paul Jacobsen Electrician
    Lighting Paul Jacobsen Lighting Technician
    Camera Ronald Vidor First Assistant "A" Camera
    Production Rose Tobias Shaw Casting
    Editing David Newhouse Supervising Film Editor
    Editing John A. Barton Assistant Editor
    Production Orin Kennedy Location Manager
    Sound John Fresco Music Supervisor
    Sound John Mick Music Editor
    Production Roy Carrington Production Coordinator
    Production Piero Amati Unit Manager
    Production Enzo Sisti Accountant