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Jesus of Nazareth 

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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
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1977  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Powell ...  Jesus Christ 2 episodes, 1977
Anne Bancroft ...  Mary Magdalene 2 episodes, 1977
Ernest Borgnine ...  The Centurion 2 episodes, 1977
James Farentino ...  Simon Peter 2 episodes, 1977
James Mason ...  Joseph of Arimathea 2 episodes, 1977
Olivia Hussey ...  Mary / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Ian McShane ...  Judas Iscariot 2 episodes, 1977
Christopher Plummer ...  Herod Antipas 2 episodes, 1977
Tony Vogel ...  Andrew 2 episodes, 1977
John Duttine ...  John the Evangelist 2 episodes, 1977
Isabel Mestres ...  Salome 2 episodes, 1977
Michael York ...  John the Baptist 2 episodes, 1977
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano ...  Jairus 2 episodes, 1977
Bruce Lidington Bruce Lidington ...  Thomas 2 episodes, 1977
Jonathan Muller Jonathan Muller ...  James I 2 episodes, 1977
Claudia Cardinale ...  The Adulteress / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Valentina Cortese ...  Herodias 2 episodes, 1977
Sergio Nicolai Sergio Nicolai ...  James II 2 episodes, 1977
Laurence Olivier ...  Nicodemus 2 episodes, 1977
Anthony Quinn ...  Caiaphas 2 episodes, 1977
Rod Steiger ...  Pontius Pilate 2 episodes, 1977
John Eastham John Eastham ...  Bartholomew 2 episodes, 1977
Ian Holm ...  Zerah 2 episodes, 1977
Ian Bannen ...  Amos 2 episodes, 1977
Keith Skinner ...  Obessed Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Keith Washington Keith Washington ...  Matthew 2 episodes, 1977
David Garfield ...  Amos 2 episodes, 1977
Robert Rietty ...  Various small roles 1 episode, 1977
Nikki Van der Zyl ...  Salome 2 episodes, 1977
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

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Trivia

Ian McShane was originally offered the role of Joseph of Arimathea. He turned it down, but held out for Judas Iscariot. See more »

Goofs

When the children torment Mary Magdalene (Anne Bancroft), one boy blows up a plastic balloon and throws it into the fire, causing it to pop. Plastic was not invented until the early 1900's. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK Precision/Polygram video featured the full 386 min version and was released on 4 tapes. The 2000 Carlton video (also issued on DVD) was a heavily abridged print running 270 mins. Although the 374 minute 2006 Granada DVD is billed as the unedited print it is actually missing two scenes: a scene where Zerah persuades Judas to bring Jesus to the Sanhedrin and the opening section of the Last Supper sequence where Jesus tells Judas to perform his betrayal. Unfortunately, this is the version that is telecast most often. See more »

Connections

Version of Jésus (1999) See more »

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Fantastic!
24 December 2005 | by Deana_1977See all my reviews

This movie is SO awesome! I've seen it so many times that I can quote most of the dialog! If you want the ultimate portrayal of Jesus, watch this movie. If you want to see the best church sermon ever, watch this movie. If you want God in your life and don't know how to go about it, watch this movie! Anyone who isn't touched by this movie definitely has a heart of stone.

At the scene where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, the camera pans out and you see the countryside and Jesus from the back with his arms out and the tomb. Pay attention, after Lazarus walks out and the music gets dramatic, you see a huge shadow pass over the land that literally looks like God himself waved his arm over the earth. I wouldn't be surprised if He really did; showing us that He's pleased at what He was seeing! ;)


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Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

English | Syriac

Release Date:

3 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesus of Nazareth See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 episodes) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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