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David is still the king of Israel, despite his advanced age. The ambitious Adonijah and the wise Solomon were two of his sons. The two young men are bitter competitors since they are both potential successors to the king, and only one can succeed. Adonijah dares his younger brother Solomon to a chariot race while on a hunting vacation. While Solomon, bold as he is, is cautious, Adonijah, the daredevil, is determined to win at all costs — and loses track of his chariot.
Solomon returns to Jerusalem with the badly injured Adonijah. They encounter the gorgeous Abishag on the way there, who, despite her youth, is well-versed in the use of medicinal plants. She is successful in assisting the prince. Adonijah has feelings for Abishag, but Bathsheba arranges for her to care for David, believing that her youth, beauty, and medical abilities would alleviate the old king’s suffering. Several powerful priests, as well as the well-respected army officer Joab, who served David…
Director: Roger Young
Writers: The Bible, Bradley T. Winter (teleplay)
Stars: Ben Cross, Anouk Aimée, Vivica A. Fox
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Gospel
Duration: 3h 1min.
Filming Locations: Ouarzazate, Morocco.
Production Co: Lux Vide, Quinta Communications, Rai 1.
Release Date: 30 April 2000 (USA)
Box Office: $3,721,933
Parents Guide: TV-PG
Availability: TV-Series, Downloadx, DVD