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Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  10 October 1962 (USA)
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

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Joseph of Arimathea (as Arnoldo Foa')
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Vasasio
Guido Celano ...
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Storyline

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into to pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place. Written by Humberto Amador

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(TCM print) (DVD release)

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(70 mm prints)| (Westrex Electric Recording) (35 mm prints)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Quinn was appearing on Broadway in "Becket" (as King Henry II) when he was approached to appear in this film. Producer Dino De Laurentiis had to buy up his Broadway contract to secure his release from the play - something Quinn was anxious for him to do, as he greatly disliked his co-star, Laurence Olivier. After Quinn had departed, Olivier continued in the play, but took over Quinn's part instead of continuing in the title role. See more »

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Torvald gets caught in his own net and dragged around in it by his own chariot, but after he is dead he only has a rope tied around his wrist and is not wrapped in the net. See more »

Quotes

[after being released from jail, Barabbas enters a tavern]
Barabbas: Here's a fine sight. Six weeks and nobody's moved!
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piece of art - a classic
2 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

The struggle in our hearts between good and evil, the ways of man in general, various historical elements, the values of christianity, all these given in a truly beautiful movie. Anthony Quinn shows once more that one must born to be an actor of his magnitude. The other actors are very convincing, the scenery is great and so is the sound track. There is also enough food for thought in this film because of its nature, and it can create intense emotions. SPLENDID


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