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Release Date: December 26, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «The entertainment experience of a lifetime.»
Genres    :   History, Adventure, Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   William Wyler
Producers    :   Irene Howard, William Wyler, Sam Zimbalist, Edward Woehler, Sol C. Siegel, J.J. Cohn, Henry Henigson
Writers    :   Harold Michelson, Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg, Gore Vidal
RunTime    :   222 mins.
Budget    :   15000000
Revenue    :   164000000

Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

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