Based on Henry van Dyke's classic, The Story of the Other Wise Man, this fictional story set in Biblical times is told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban pursues Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He now has nothing to present to the Messiah when he finds Him. The story culminates on Easter Sunday as Artaban, old and dying, finally encounters the new King, bringing peace to his life. A deeply moving experience examining what true faith really means.
Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Writers: Tom Fontana, Henry van Dyke
Starring: Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin, Eileen Brennan, Ralph Bellamy, Richard Libertini, Lance Kerwin, Harold Gould, Greg Mullavey, Laurie Prange, Jerry Houser, Barbara Dana, Adam Arkin, James Farentino, Sydney Penny, Ramon Estevez, Henry Proach, Joe Estevez, Wesley Bishop, Charlie Sheen