This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis.
The story of the notorious New York City notorious gang leader Nicky Cruz (Eric Estrada) and the skinny, Bible welding preacher, David Wilkerson (Pat Boone) is one of those rare films that has shown its unique power to connect with the deepest hopes and fears of youth around the world.
One of the most popular saints of all time, St. Philip Neri was known for his great charity, deep prayer life, and tremendous humor. Philip was guided by Providence to seek out the poor and abandoned youth of Rome to catechize them in faith and help them find a better life.
Filmed in the unspoiled jungles of the Southwest Pacific, Peace Child dramatically portrays the startling reaction of primitive tribal people to the Gospel as it was presented to them by missionaries Don and Carol Richardson.
Filmed on location in Assisi and other places where St. Francis lived and died, this feature film vividly tells the story of this greatly beloved saint from childhood through his death. Beautifully filmed with outstanding cinematography and fine acting talent, it stars Italian actor Raoul Bova as Francis and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michele Soavi.