Franco Zeffirelli's Emmy award-winning 1977 production of "Jesus of Nazareth" remains one of the most popular film versions to depict the life of Christ. It follows the Gospel accounts of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. The film features a stellar cast led by Robert Powell as Jesus. Olivia Hussey stars as Mary, Stacey Keach as Barabbas, Peter Ustinov as Herod, Christopher Plummer as Herod, Michael York as John the Baptist, James Farentino as Simon Peter, Donald Pleasence as Melchior, James Earl Jones as Balthazar, Ian McShane as Judas, Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene, Rod Steiger as Pontius Pilate, James Mason as Joseph of Arimathea, Anthony Quinn as Caiphas, Lawrence Olivier as Nicodemus and Ernest Borgnine as the Centurion.
This film was made for television and is not rated.