"Jesus of Nazareth" (1977)

Director : Franco Zeffirelli

Release Date : 3 April 1977 (USA)

Genre : Biography, Drama, History

Cast : (Series Cast overview, first billed only) , Robert Powell as Jesus Christ , Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene , Ernest Borgnine as The Centurion , Claudia Cardinale as The Adulteress , Valentina Cortese as Herodias , James Farentino as Simon Peter , James Earl Jones as Balthazar , Stacy Keach as Barabbas , Tony Lo Bianco as Quintilius , James Mason as Joseph of Arimathea , Ian McShane as Judas Iscariot , Laurence Olivier as Nicodemus , Donald Pleasence as Melchior , Christopher Plummer as Herod Antipas , Anthony Quinn as Caiaphas

Plot : A reverent picture of the vitality of Christ by roadway of the Gospel accounts.

Run Time : 382 min | UK:180 min (2 episodes) | Italy:237 min (2 parts) (theatrical version)

Country : Italy | UK

Language : Assyrian Neo-Aramaic | English

Filming Locations : Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Company : Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

Trivia : Franco Zeffirelli held both Dustin Hoffman with Al Pacino because the share of Jesus with Robert Powell to manipulate Judas.

Goofs : Revealing mistakes: Just following Jesus is baptized by John, inside single shot it shows him trudging unsleeping the hill plus the lesser 1/4 of his ensemble likewise dripping savours him bowing drink inside the water. The camera shifts to watch John staring at Jesus trudging somewhere else as at any rate as after that comes be a tower of power to to Jesus, on the varied hand this duration his ensemble are totally dry!

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