Jesus of Nazareth

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Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection.

  1. Franco Zeffirelli

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Suso Cecchi d'Amico


  3. Anthony Burgess


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Powell

    Robert Powell


  2. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft

    Maria Magdalena

  3. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Der Zenturio

  4. Claudia Cardinale

    Claudia Cardinale

    Die Ehebrecherin

  5. James Farentino

    James Farentino

    Simon Petrus

  6. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language Spanish

Runtime 6h 11m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 27, 1977



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