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DESCRIPTION: (from ReelzChannel's press release, February 2013) ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) today announced the premiere for the four and a half hour miniseries Barabbas, starring Billy Zane. Inspired by the novel of the same name from Nobel Prize in Literature winning author Par Lagerkvist, Barabbas is a story rooted in the Bible about the man whose life was spared because of the death of Jesus Christ. Shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic is an ultimate story of redemption that picks up where the Bible left off. Barabbas was directed by Emmy Award(R) winner and nominee Roger Young and is produced by Compagnia Leone Cinematografica. On Monday, March 25 part 1 premieres at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and 11:30pm ET/ 8:30pm PT. On Tuesday, March 26 part 2 premieres at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and 11pm ET/ 8pm PT.
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· Billy Zane as Barabbas