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When thief and murderer Barabbas (Anthony Quinn) is freed by the people of Judea rather than Jesus of Nazareth, the criminal struggles to understand why he was chosen to live. Rachel (Silvanno Mangano), the woman he loves, becomes a follower of Jesus, whom she believes has risen from the tomb. Barabbas, however, is unconvinced. Caught preaching, Rachel is stoned to death. Barabbas is sentenced to life working in the sulphur mines. Years later, when Barabbas is chained to Sarak (Vittorio Gassman), a Christian, the mines collapse. Barabbas and Sahak escape, and are taken to Rome and trained to fight. In the Coliseum, Barabbas eventually faces the villainous Torvald (Jack Palance). Academy Award-winning director Richard Fleischer's fictional look at one of the New Testament's most stirring passages showcases strong performances all around.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Movie Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Movie Genre: Drama
Movie Type: Religious Epic, Sword-and-Sandal
Movie Theme: Redemption, Haunted By the Past, Message From God
MPAA Warnings: Violence, Questionable for Children
Run Time: 137 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Subtitle Language: Portuguese, french, english, spanish
Street Date: August 31, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 246-00-2999
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