Samson And Gideon : Family Approved 12+
This 1966 classic tells the story of two Old Testament leaders from the Book of Judges.
Recommended for ages 12 and over
Video Release: 1/6/1998
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter/span>/span>
Writer: Robert Gordis
Producer: Harry Diamond
Director: Francesco Perez Dolz
Runtime: 86 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Anto Geesink, Ivo Garrani, Fernando Rey, Rosalbo Neri
This 1966 classic tells the story of two Old Testament leaders from the Book of Judges. Ivo Garrani stars as Gideon, the reluctant leader who defended the Israelites against the Midianites. Anton Geesink stars as Samson, the Nazarite who was empowered by God to do great things until he compromised his own values and disobeyed God. Also starring Fernando Rey and Rosalbo Neri.
“Samson and Gideon” contains two stories of Biblical heroes. In the first story, God helps Gideon and the Hebrews defeat the Midianites with an army of 300 men. The small army’s victory prove that God helped them. In the second story, Samson is raised as a Nazarite and is a tool for God against the Philistines, Israel’s dreaded enemy. Delilah tempts Samson, and although Samson strays from God, he returns and does more for God in his death than in his life.
We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+. These two heroes of faith will inspire you!
Sex: Man kisses woman on cheek and holds her in arms.
Language: A** used for donkey several times.
Violence: For Gideon: Several battle scenes involving swords and spears, nothing graphic; dead horses lying on ground; men being whipped on backs with some stripes seen, but not gratuitous; two evil kings killed by sword, heard not shown. For Samson: spears going through men but not graphic; men killed with jawbone of donkey; man’s face shows scars where eyes were removed; building stones fall on people.
Drugs: Possible drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: Tension between characters; betrayal.