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Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew
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1973 (UK) See more »
Godspell comes to the screen ! See more »
An adaption of the musical, in a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Victor Garber ... Jesus
Katie Hanley ... Katie
David Haskell ... John / Judas
Merrell Jackson ... Merrell
Joanne Jonas ... Joanne
Robin Lamont ... Robin
Gilmer McCormick ... Gilmer
Jeffrey Mylett ... Jeffrey

Jerry Sroka ... Jerry

Lynne Thigpen ... Lynne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Levins ... Ballet Rehearsal Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Madden ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Burt Richards ... Garment Salesman (uncredited)
John-Michael Tebelak ... Pharisee Monster (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Greene 
Writing credits
David Greene (screenplay) and
John-Michael Tebelak (screenplay)

John-Michael Tebelak (from the play conceived and written by)

John-Michael Tebelak  book from the musical play "Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew" (uncredited)

Produced by
Edgar Lansbury .... producer
Kenneth Utt .... associate producer
John Van Eyssen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Stephen Schwartz 
Cinematography by
Richard G. Heimann (director of photography) (as Richard Heimann)
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
Casting by
Sylvia Fay (uncredited)
Production Design by
Brian Eatwell 
Art Direction by
Ben Kasazkow  (as Ben Kazazkow)
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
Costume Design by
Sherrie Sucher (costumes)
Susan Tsu (based on original designs by)
Makeup Department
Philip Goldblat .... makeup artist (as Phil Goldblatt)
Phyllis Sagnelli .... hair stylist (as Phyliss Sagnelli)
Margaret Sunshine .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Ganapoler .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Walsh .... assistant director
Jim Inch .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ralph S. Singleton .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Richard Adee .... property master
Stanley Cappiello .... master scenic artist
John Godfrey .... outside props (uncredited)
Frank Iannacone .... set props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... dubbing editor
Les Lazarowitz .... sound
Emil Neroda .... sound mixer
Elliot Scheiner .... recording engineer
Dan Sable .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... camera operator
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator (as Richard Mingalone)
Martin Nallan .... key grip
Frank Schulz .... chief electrician
Don Biller .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Feller .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Horgan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Moore .... still photographer (uncredited)
LeRoy Patton .... camera apprentice (uncredited)
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joseph W. Dehn .... wardrobe supervisor
Reet Pell .... wardrobe coordinator
Editorial Department
Trudy Ship .... assistant film editor
Hal Levinsohn .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Jesse Cutler .... principal musician: guitar
Rich LaBonte .... principal musician: bass (as Richard Labonte)
Steve Manes .... principal musician: bass
Stephen Reinhardt .... associate musical supervisor
Stephen Reinhardt .... principal musician: keyboards
Stephen Schwartz .... from the play with music and lyrics by
Stephen Schwartz .... music and lyrics by
Stephen Schwartz .... musical scoring
Stephen Schwartz .... principal musician: keyboards
Paul Shaffer .... principal musician: keyboards
Ricky Shutter .... principal musician: drums and percussion
Don Thomas .... principal musician: guitar
Anahid Ajemian .... musician: strings (uncredited)
Wayne Andre .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Norman Carr .... musician: strings (uncredited)
George Devins .... musician: timpani (uncredited)
Mickey Gravine .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Bira Haas .... musician: strings (uncredited)
Corky Hale .... musician: harp "Beautiful City" (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... musician: synthesizer "Alas for You" (uncredited)
Charles Macey .... musician: banjo "All for the Best" (uncredited)
Hugh McCracken .... musician: lead guitar "Prepare Ye" (uncredited)
Allen Raph .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Elliot Rosoff .... musician: strings (uncredited)
Irving Spice .... musician: strings (uncredited)
Lou Stone .... musician: strings (uncredited)
Chayim Tamar .... musician: shofar "Prepare Ye" (uncredited)
Other crew
Sammy Bayes .... choreographer
Joseph Beruh .... produced on the stage by
Stuart Duncan .... produced on the stage by
Arthur Eckstein .... title designer
Nina Faso .... assistant to the producer
Belle Halpern .... script supervisor
Joanne Jonas .... assistant choreographer
Peter Kean .... assistant to the producer
Edgar Lansbury .... produced on the stage by
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production office coordinator (as Adeline Leonard)
John-Michael Tebelak .... creative consultant
Virginia Gray .... stock footage coordinator (uncredited)
Charles Haid .... director's assistant (uncredited)
Darrell Jonas .... production office coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Kauffman .... director's assistant (uncredited)
Brett Lewis .... director's assistant (uncredited)
Ralph S. Singleton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew" - USA (original title)
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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G

Did You Know?

In a letter published in the Dec. 6, 1972 issue of Variety, director David Greene wrote "Tebelak and I are enjoying an ideally smooth working relationship... but he is not co-directing the film with me. He did not write the screenplay. He participated only minimally in pre-production planning and discussions, and attended very few rehearsals."See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the baptism scene on Bethesda Terrace, a man on Central Park Lake is visible in 3 separate shots, frantically trying to row his boat out of the scene.See more »
Judas:Then the man they called Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me to betray him to you?" They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that moment he began to look out for an opportunity to betray him.See more »
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34 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
unbelievable, 12 July 2006
Author: yathz89 from Sri Lanka

even though it was really hard to get on DVD we finally did and i was just blown away it is so good!!!!!by my side is the best and prettiest song i love it...the movie rocks and i want all strict religious people to watch this and see the real meaning of religion!!!!they portrait religion as such a violet thing to us with all the damnation and hells and literally scare us with that which does not accomplish anything...yet there is a musical like god spell which is so light and loving that shows us the great side of Jesus and how he himself was human and we could be like that instead of some Saviour no one ever can be like...i think schools should show this movie to all kids...i love this movie and i hope everyone reading this will watch it..its so worth it..and the actors and actresses are really talented...

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