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?
Did You Know?
A very early role for Charlie Sheen, he literally played a spear carrier. His brother Ramon and sister Rene were also among the cast headlined by his dad, Martin. The only Sheen scion missing was Emilio. The Arkin family joined in as well, with an early role for Adam and one for Mom, Barbara. See more
As currently televised, (c.2001) the film runs one hour instead of 72 minutes. See more