This film follows Jesus Christ in a moment-by-moment depiction of his final day. After being betrayed by his disciple Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested as a blasphemer and brought before Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Judaea, who gives the Hebrew people the option of saving either Jesus or a thief named Barabbas. The people choose to save Barabbas, which leads to Jesus’ torture and eventual death on the cross.
Director: James Cellan Jones.
Stars: Chris Sarandon, Colin Blakely, Keith Michell, Jonathan Pryce, Barrie Houghton, Jay O. Sanders, Eleanor Bron, Tim Pigott-Smith, Delia Boccardo, Hope Lange, Oliver Cotton, Gordon Gostelow, Harold Goldblatt, Gary Brown, Leonard Maguire, Marne Maitland.