This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »
James Carroll Jordan
This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
Flavius Silva, commander in Roman Judea, wants to reach a reasonable compromise with the Jewish Zealots and withdraw his legion. Events and personalities in Rome, however, lead to his besieging the fortress of Masada. There the engineering genius of the Romans must fight both the harsh climate and landscape, and the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar Ben Yair and his people. Written by
In his opening monologue on April 7th 1981, Johnny Carson described the miniseries Massada as a "Kosher Shogun." After watching the series, Carson joked that he learned all Romans spoke with an English accent. See more »
In one scene General Silva is having a conversation with Eleazar ben Yair. One of the men's chain around is neck is stuck around a pin on his body armor in one camera view, but not in a different view. See more »
"Masada" is a great epic that goes far beyond the trite boundaries of this kind of films, in that it deals with key moral issues brought forth to the mind by the experience of warfare in a very reflective and convincing way. It gives insight to the inner struggle of a Roman general in his quest for confronting and eventually understanding the contradictions that lie beneath the logic of man's constant fight for power and control, and how it slowly rots his spiritual capacity. For instance, he asks himself: Who is really the winner? Who the loser? How do you kill faith? ... The final 10 minute-plus-monologue of the brilliant O'Toole maybe well be one of the finest moments in the history of film! Simply breathtaking! Check it out!
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