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"Great Performances" Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)

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Writer:
Tim Rice (book)
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Original Air Date:
16 October 2000 (Season 29, Episode 11)
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Plot:
A rock musical version of the Passion Play seen from the point of view of Judas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
'Understand what power is' See more (108 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Glenn Carter ... Jesus of Nazareth
Jérôme Pradon ... Judas Iscariot (as Jerome Pradon)
Renée Castle ... Mary Magdalene
Fred Johanson ... Pontius Pilate

Rik Mayall ... King Herod
Frederick B. Owens ... Caiaphas

Michael Shaeffer ... Annas

Tony Vincent ... Simon Zealotes

Cavin Cornwall ... Peter
Pete Gallagher ... First Priest (as Peter Gallagher)
Michael McCarthy ... Second Priest
Philip Cox ... Third Priest

Matt Cross ... Apostle / Ensemble (as Matthew Cross)
Kevin Curtin ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Vickers ... Apostle / Ensemble
Mykal Rand ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Keating ... Apostle / Ensemble
Gerard Bentall ... Apostle / Ensemble
Simon Ward Nicholson ... Apostle / Ensemble
Robert Vicencio ... Apostle / Ensemble
Grant Anthony ... Apostle / Ensemble
Claire Coates ... Soul / Herod Girl 1
Nikki Belsher ... Soul / Herod Girl 2
Rebecca Parker ... Soul / Herod Girl 3
Colin Lainchbury-Brown ... Guard / Ensemble (as Colin Lainchbury Brown)
Michael Small ... Guard / Ensemble
Gary Bryden ... Guard / Ensemble
Mark Heenehan ... Guard / Ensemble
Quinn Williams ... Guard / Ensemble
Kevin Wainwright ... Guard / Ensemble
Mark Adams ... Guard / Ensemble
Nick Holmes ... Ensemble
Shaun Henson ... Ensemble
Mark Carroll ... Ensemble
Perry Douglin ... Ensemble
Stuart De La Mere ... Ensemble (as Stuart de la Mere)

Billy Carter ... Ensemble

Golda Rosheuvel ... Maid By Fire / Ensemble
Irene Alano ... Ensemble
Andrea Francis ... Ensemble

Lourdes Faberes ... Ensemble (as Lordes Faberes)
Asy'a O'Flaherty ... Ensemble
Peter Challis ... Herod Boy
Matthew Hudson ... Herod Boy
Fergus Logan ... Herod Boy
Sebastien Torkia ... Herod Boy
Darren Charles ... Herod Boy
Ben Clare ... Herod Boy
Brian Webster ... Herod Boy
Carl Parris ... Herod Boy
Richard Roe ... Herod Boy
David Wilder ... Herod Boy
Jacob Dunn ... Ensemble kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Suzann McLean ... Ensemble
Fay Morgan ... Girl kissed by Jesus

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gale Edwards 
Nick Morris 
 
Writing credits
Tim Rice (book)

Produced by
Austin Shaw .... executive producer
Dusty Symonds .... line producer
Kevin Wallace .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas D. Knowland  (as Nic Knowland)
 
Film Editing by
Nick Morris 
 
Casting by
David Grindrod 
 
Production Design by
Peter J. Davison 
 
Art Direction by
Ivan Unwin 
 
Costume Design by
Roger Kirk 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Nikita Rae .... hair stylist
Nikita Rae .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Elizabeth Flowers .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sallie Anne Hard .... second assistant director (as Sally Hard)
Simon Moseley .... first assistant director
Alex Oakley .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Justin Chappell .... welder fabricator
 
Sound Department
Richard Fordham .... assistant sound editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Joseph .... assistant foley editor
Eddy Joseph .... supervising sound editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David J. Brown .... special effects technician
Tom Harris .... special effects supervisor
Nicky O'Sullivan .... special effects technician
Victor Riva .... video special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Brigham .... lighting technician
Lucy Bristow .... camera operator
Jenny John Chuan .... clapper loader
Julie Compton .... camera grip
John Donne .... camera grip (as Johnny Donne)
Laurence Edwards .... crane technician: Technocrane
Luke Everson .... clapper loader
Glyn Fielding .... camera grip
Dan Fontaine .... best boy
Matthew Hale .... focus puller
Tibor Kuo .... video operator
Julie Lemasson .... clapper loader
David Maund .... camera grip
Mark McCullough .... lighting designer
Chris Mortley .... lighting technician
Oleg Poupke .... focus puller
Matthew Poynter .... focus puller
Peter Robertson .... Steadicam operator
Peter Robertson .... crane operator
Andy Watt .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Dave Gardener .... additional editor
Rose Landfield .... assistant to on-line editor
 
Music Department
Pete Adams .... musician: piano and keyboards
Kennedy Aitchison .... musician: keyboards
Peter Corrigan .... musician: keyboards
Garry Cribb .... musician: bass guitar
David Cullen .... additional orchestrator
Frank Dawkins .... musician: guitar
Damian Fisher .... musician: drums
Fridrik 'Frizzy' Karlsson .... musician: guitar
Paul Keogh .... musician: guitar
Simon Lee .... conductor
Simon Lee .... music supervisor
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... orchestrator
Alastair Marshall .... musician: guitar
Lee McCutcheon .... music programmer
Andy Pask .... musician: bass guitar
Steve Pearce .... musician: bass guitar
Julian Poole .... musician: percussion
Tim Rice .... lyrics by
Ralph Salmins .... musician: drums
Robin Sellars .... music mixing engineer
Robin Sellars .... music recordist
Ian Thomas .... musician: drums
Paul Willey .... orchestra leader
Rolf Wilson .... orchestra leader
Nigel Wright .... music producer
 
Other crew
Gale Edwards .... director: stage production
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator
Lyn Jones .... production accountant
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Anthony Van Laast .... choreographer
David Wilder .... assistant to director
 
Series Cast
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Fred Rose
Barbara Walsh

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Additional Details

Runtime:
107 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Glenn Carter (Jesus) was Simon in the 1996 London revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was in his contract that he would be in this film in exchange for playing Jesus on Broadway in 1999-2000.See more »
Quotes:
Crowd:Crucify him! Crucify him!
Pontious Pilate:Behold the man! Behold your shattered king!
Crowd:We have no king but Caesar!
Pontious Pilate:You hypocrites! You hate us more than him!
Crowd:We have no king but Caesar! Crucify him!
Pontious Pilate:I find no reason! I see no evil! This man is harmless, so why does he upset you? He's just misguided, thinks he's important! But to keep you vultures happy I shall flog him!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
'Understand what power is', 12 April 2001
Author: RJC-4 from Minnesota, USA

As a fan of JCS for almost thirty years, I hadn't expected to see as moving, deft, or gorgeous a production -- especially not on film -- as this. Aesthetically, at least, the work seemed locked in its time, as much imprisoned by late 60s guitar music as by the dusty, overwrought 1973 film by Norman Jewison and the various traveling productions that clunkily preserved the era's design fetishes. For the longest time, the best way to approach JCS has been on your stereo. Which is a pity; it's a musical, for chrissakes.

So Gale Edwards' version is a surprise, and a right nice one. She's correct to design and stage this for the post-MTV generation, a decision that pays off hugely in scenes that imagine Caiaphas and his priests as corporate boardroom cutthroats or Simon's beseeching of Jesus to "add a touch of hate at Rome" while the crowd heedlessly and joyously lofts machine guns. If it's flash, it's intelligent flash, keen takes on the themes of revolt and its repercussions. It's witty, too: her Herod doing gay burlesque is the best visualization to date for Webber and Rice's memorable set piece. Some will feel Edwards' gambles in the last quarter of the work - discomfortingly blending bloody realism with the mordantly surreal and the leeringly profane - are reaching, and they are, somewhat, but they don't betray the production. This isn't giddy "Godspell," after all; it's a story about political murder.

The performances by the principles are superb. JCS is really Judas' story, and here Jerome Pradon's skulking, wincing, exasperated Judas is always watchable, and his singing good, although the limits of his range occasionally show. Rene Castle as Magdalene is fine enough to make you forget Yvonne Elliman; her shift between erotic spell and damaged idealism is something to see. Glenn Carter as Jesus, looking something like a youthful Robert Plant and sounding not unlike him, too, conceives his role as a troubled, unsure savior, an interpretation vastly better than those of his many predecessors in the role who relied on know-it-all saintliness (something the play's text doesn't support, anyway). Other standouts: Fred Johanson's stalking fascistic Pilate, and Rik Mayall's hilarious Herod.

Judging from the ongoing appeal of Christianity, the Greatest Story Ever Told doesn't need revitalizing, at least not in the eyes of its adherents, but JCS did. Edwards' many grace notes are perhaps not as important as her best gift to the story: locating it convincingly in a dark and ferocious political world and reminding that the official tolerance for justice, mercy, and charity is no greater two millenia later. Future messiahs, beware.

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