The Oscar-winning 1959 film Ben-Hur is being resurrected, as a television miniseries.
The series is based on the best selling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, written in 1880. The book gave rise to many stage and film adaptations, including the 1959 MGM epic starring Charlton Heston.
Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jew and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. When he hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds, however, that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome.
During a welcome parade for the governor, a brick falls down from Judah’s house and barely misses the governor. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Messala decides to make an example of him and sends him off as a galley slave, while his mother Ruth and sister Tirzah are sent to prison. Through fate and good fortune, Judah survives the galleys and manages to return to Jerusalem in the hopes of seeking revenge against his one-time friend.
This is not a Christian Film as others with the same name.
(Strong Parental Warning! Sex/Nudity Scenes)
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