Young Ben-Hur and Messala were the best of friends. They loved to race chariots. One day, Messala had to leave Jerusalem and his Jewish friend, to study in Rome and become a Roman officer. When Messala came back, the boyhood friends were now men, but friends no longer. Messala falsely imprisoned Ben-Hur's family and sent him to the galleys. But Ben-Hur survived. And he returned, seeking his family - and Messala. The former friends squared off for one last, desperate chariot race. What happened next, and what became of them at the hands of a magnificent Stranger, makes BEN-HUR: A RACE TO GLORY one of the most thrilling, inspiring adventures ever.