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Still shot from the movie: Ben-Hur.

Ben-Hur

Boasting the most impressive chariot race ever put to film, Ben-Hur tells the fictional story of a Jewish man (Charlton Heston) who is unjustly accused and sentenced to the galleys of a Roman battleship. While his desire for revenge keeps him alive, he is unable to really live until he hears about forgiveness from a condemned Rabbi named Jesus. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 222
Theater Release: 11 Dec 1959
Video Release: 07 Feb 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

“The stone that fell from this roof so long ago is still falling,” says the servant girl Ester (Haya Harareet) to Ben-Hur. What do you think she means by this statement? How did this one incident change the life of Ben-Hur and his family?

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