The Maccabees

A gripping historical drama chronicling the Maccabees, a family that leads a rebellion against a powerful and more experienced enemy in the name of religious freedom, circa 150 B.C. After the Greeks try to force the Maccabees and their people to worship a pagan god, Matthias Maccabee and his five sons stand up to their tyrants, leading their followers against the Greeks in the first case of guerrilla warfare in recorded history. Though the rebel army is outnumbered, untrained and ill equipped, they manage to recapture their land, honor and, most importantly, their freedoms.