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Original run: 5 Apr 1981 – 8 Apr 1981

Country of origin: US

Genre: History

Network: ABC US

Watched by: 15 of 704 262 0%

Total running time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Episode duration: 98 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.9 of 10 2 070 rating: 7.11 of 10 146

MyShows rating: 4.4 of 5 5


In this Emmy Award-winning dramatization of historical events, Peter O'Toole stars as the Roman general tasked with crushing a group of Jewish rebels who have sought refuge on Masada, a desert fortress, in A.D. 72. Despite superior numbers and supplies, the Romans find themselves endlessly frustrated in their attempts to thwart the rebels' last stand. The star-studded cast also includes Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera and Anthony Quayle.

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