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.
Last Episode01x04 Part 4 Aired: Apr. 08, 1981
Action builds to a tragic climax as the Romans assault the fortress with a siege engine - a massive ram mounted on a mobile tower.
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (anachronisms): At approximately 23 minutes in, we get a close-up of an obvious modern fiberglass bow covered in what appears to be black electrical tape.
- Filmed on location in Israel, in the very place where the historic events took place.
- Producer Josef Shaftel and Cinerama announced this as a major theatrical release in 1970.