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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.

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Cast

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Carl Anderson ...
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Bob Bingham ...
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Simon Zealotes (as Larry T. Marshall)
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King Herod (as Joshua Mostel)
Kurt Yaghjian ...
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Peter (as Philip Toubus)
Pi Douglass ...
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Jonathan Wynne ...
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Thommie Walsh ...
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David Devir ...
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Storyline

Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung. Written by Ralf Southard <rps8@psu.edu>

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Drama | History | Musical

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15 August 1973 (USA)  »

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Jesucristo Superstar  »

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Box Office

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$13,200,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Jewison managed only two takes of "The Temple". Thanks to Ted Neeley's more thorough than expected ransacking of the set, they ran out of unbroken props after only those two takes. See more »

Goofs

During "Gethsemane", Jesus sings "If I die, what will be my reward? If I die, what will be my reward?" but he is clearly mouthing the words "If I die, what will be my reward? Have to know, I have to know my Lord". See more »

Quotes

Mary Magdalene: I don't know how to love him. I don't know why he moves me. He's a man, he's just a man. And I've had so many men before, in very many ways, he's just one more.
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Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 29 October 1996 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

This Jesus Must Die
Performed by Bob Bingham, Kurt Yaghjian, Priests, and Crowd
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Superstar Rocks!
21 November 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Speaking for the younger generation, I've never seen anything like it. This movie hit theaters 6 years before I was born and I only just saw it now in Nov. 2004. and I was so moved that I had to comment. Visually it was psychedelic, and the editing matches the music masterfully.

The music rocks! Carl Anderson is beyond amazing as Judas, and ALL of the performances are really magnetic. I love singing along with Annas, Jesus, and Kiafass. I mostly listen to KoRn and Rap, so I never expected to remember (rock opera) lyrics and run around performing them. The feeling I got when 1st "experiencing" the movie was trippy. Similar to a live concert. The movie is outstanding and in my opinion will last for generations and generations. It speaks to a part of my soul and spirit.It says "right on" "rock on"


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