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The Fourth Wise Man (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama  -  30 March 1985 (USA)
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The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

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Orontes
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Judith
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Abgarus
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Tigranes
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Passhur
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Rabbi
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Rhodespes
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Anne
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Maacah
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Jesus (voice)
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Shameir
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Ekron
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Artaban is a young Magus (Wise Man) who desires to follow the star to the birthplace of the coming King, against the counsel of his friends and family. Carrying three precious jewels to give to the baby Messiah, Artaban and his reluctant servant Orontes set off to join the caravan of the three other wise men. They miss the caravan, but Artaban continues the search for his King, always one step behind. Artaban spends much of his remaining wealth and all of his energy helping the poor and unfortunate people he meets, until at the end of his life he finally finds Jesus--at His trial! Has Artaban wasted his life in a foolish quest? Will he ever get the chance to present his gifts to the King? Written by yortsnave

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El cuarto Rey Mago  »

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worst religious piece ever
22 November 2003 | by (vancouver B.C.) – See all my reviews

I have rarely seen a worse movie than this one. What a disappointment from this cast. The production values alone are cheap cheap cheap! They couldn`t even afford proper makeup for the lepers, who look like they are suffering from acne, not to mention bad acting. What a waste of great talent Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin, and Ralph Bellamy. The sets are atrocious, most of it is painted back drops. Who would think of riding a horse through the desert? We never even get to see the face of Jesus, one can only assume he wouldn`t show his face in such a poor production. The music should also have been canned. Do not waste your time on this crap!


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