Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
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1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Agrippina 5 episodes, 1985
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 Porcius Festus 5 episodes, 1985
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 Gamaliel 5 episodes, 1985
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 Claudius 5 episodes, 1985
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 Messalina 5 episodes, 1985
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Denis Quilley ...
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 Serpenius 5 episodes, 1985
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 Ethiopian 5 episodes, 1985
Tony Vogel ...
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 Valerius 5 episodes, 1985
Chris Humphreys ...
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Philip Sayer ...
 Paul / ... 5 episodes, 1985
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Vincent Riotta ...
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Tom Durham ...
Anthony Pedley ...
 Zacchaeus 5 episodes, 1985
Harold Kasket ...
 Caiaphas 5 episodes, 1985
Ralph Arliss ...
Mike Gwilym ...
Davyd Harries ...
Norma Martinelli ...
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 Tigellinus 5 episodes, 1985
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 Herod Agrippa 5 episodes, 1985
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 Agrippa II 5 episodes, 1985
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 Priscilla 5 episodes, 1985
Clive Arrindell ...
 Cassius Chaerca 5 episodes, 1985
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 Cornelius 5 episodes, 1985
Andrea Prodan ...
 Brittanicus / ... 5 episodes, 1985
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 Flavius Sabinus 5 episodes, 1985
Jane How ...
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Barrie Houghton ...
 Ananias The Essene 5 episodes, 1985
Maggie Wickman ...
Alan Downer ...
 Barnabas 5 episodes, 1985
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 Gaius Calpernius Piso 5 episodes, 1985
Colin Haigh ...
Philip Anthony ...
 James the Elder 5 episodes, 1985
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 Lucius Marinus 5 episodes, 1985
Roderick Horn ...
 Marcellus 5 episodes, 1985
John Wheatley ...
 Marcus I 5 episodes, 1985
David Sumner ...
Stephen Finlay ...
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Eddie Grossman ...
 Parmenas 5 episodes, 1985
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 Petronius 5 episodes, 1985
Robert Wentz ...
 Thrasyllus 5 episodes, 1985
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 Caligula 3 episodes, 1985
Richard Kane ...
 Agrippa III 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Herzberg ...
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 Tiberius 2 episodes, 1985
Gerrard McArthur ...
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

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Drama | History

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31 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A.D. - Anno Domini  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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James Mason was an 11th-hour casting decision replacing an actor who dropped out. See more »

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Follows Jesus of Nazareth (1977) See more »

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Good movie enjoyable to watch
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I don't know much about ancient Roman history, but I thought the A.D. film was very good and moving. I really liked the portrayal of Paul and Peter. I thought the actors who played them did a marvelous job. I have the 9 hour version on 5 VHS tapes. It is a nice movie to watch during the cold winter months. It was really sad and touching when the early Christians are thrown into the arena and when Valerius picks up the dead child in his arms. That scene moved me to tears. The girl that played Sarah, Amanda Pays was also good. I liked the character that played Caleb. The sets and costumes were very nice too. I wish that they had this on DVD. It's too bad that they don't make movies like this anymore. I give it an 8.5 out of 10.


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