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The Big Fisherman

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The Big Fisherman is a 1959 film about the life of St. Peter, one of the three closest disciples of Jesus. In one scene, two men approach Peter (played by Howard Keel) asking if he believes in turning the other cheek. When he says he does, one of them hits him on the cheek to test him.

The film is adapted from a novel written by Lloyd C. Douglas. The novel is highly related to Douglas' previous book, The Robe, which was also adapted as a movie. The Robe introduced "the Big Fisherman" as a nickname for Peter.

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