Masada Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
When the Romans successfully take Jerusalem, a combative faction of Jews relocates to a mountaintop redoubt in Masada under the leadership of Eleazar ben Yair (Peter Strauss) and refuses to accept Roman rule. Despite being overwhelmed numerically, the rebels successfully employ guerrilla warfare tactics against a Roman legion under Flavius Silva (Peter O'Toole) until the Romans finally summon an expert in siege warfare, Rubrius Gallus (Dennis Quilley).

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Giulia Pagano, Richard Basehart, Christopher Biggins, David A. Block, Nick Brimble, Barbara Carrera

Director: Boris Sagal

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Underdog, Passionate

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie