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Ultrachrist! (2003)

What would Jesus do if he returned to Earth and discovered he could no longer relate to the youth of today?

Director:

Kerry Douglas Dye

Writers:

Kerry Douglas Dye (screenplay), Jordan Hoffman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan C. Green ... Jesus / Ultrachrist
Celia A. Montgomery ... Molly
Samuel Bruce Campbell ... Parks Commissioner A.C. Meany
Dara Shindler Dara Shindler ... Jada Jennsen
Jordan Hoffman Jordan Hoffman ... Archangel Ira
Danielle Langlois ... Jane
Samantha Dark ... Paula
Nathaniel Graves Nathaniel Graves ... Tommy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rana Lee Araneta Rana Lee Araneta ... Pool Player #2
Amanda Bernen ... Meany's Masseuse
Jonathan Bloom Jonathan Bloom ... Local Sinner
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ... Perverted Cheer Fan (voice)
Tian Chen Tian Chen ... Local Sinner
Bob Cohen Bob Cohen ... Marty
Elizabeth Cooper Elizabeth Cooper ... Wrestling Fan
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Storyline

Jesus returns to Earth in present-day NYC, sent by his Father to usher in 2000 years of Godly peace. Unfortunately, modern young people respond poorly to this bearded weirdo. Taking the advice of a market research guru, Jesus has a Spandex costume made and declares himself "Ultrachrist", an urban sin-fighter. Unfortunately, his Father doesn't approve of these unorthodox techniques, while the Antichrist (the NYC Parks Commissioner) ressurects an army of famous sinners to make sure Ultrachrist's mission fails. Written by Anonymous

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Get ready for a whole new Christ!! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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LeisureSuit Media See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Has over 40 speaking roles and over 30 locations, including Times Square. See more »

Quotes

Jesus/Ultrachrist!: The crucifix is the symbol of Christianity? I HATED the crucifix! OUCH!
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Crazy Credits

"Enthusiastic Thank Yous" to, among others, "Alex Dorn for the 'that's allotta stigmata' line" and "The NYPD for mostly leaving us alone" See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

'What Would You Do? (Ultrachrist's Theme)"
Lyrics by Kerry Douglas Dye
Music by Bryan Sendrowitz
Performed and Recorded by Beat Radio
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Super-low budget, but super-big laughs ...
23 June 2004 | by tomwwwSee all my reviews

Whoa, this movie looks cheap. It looks like it was shot on the streets of New York City with nothing but $14 and a silver superhero suit. The good news is, it's pretty funny. A few sidesplitters, and solid chuckles up until the end, which is utterly hilarious.

The premise is that Jesus comes back to Earth in the modern day and finds he's a bit of a freak. He meets a seamstress and has her make him a superhero costume so he'll be able to relate. Then the Antichrist (who's the NYC Parks Commissioner, for some reason), resurrects the greatest sinners in history to fight Ultrachrist, and then ... then things get kind of weird.

While the movie may dwell a little long on some subplots (a romance between a pretty reporter and Jesus's angel sidekick may be a tad too much gravy), it manages to sustain momentum throughout, and by the final twenty minutes, when Jesus and Satan go head-to-head at what seems to be a benefit Honkytonk concert, it's reached deliriously crazy highs of hilarity.

Minor masterpiece? Maybe not ... but I did appreciate that the movie didn't stoop to lowbrow scatological humor at all (obscure political references are more its thing), and the performances (except a few where it's clearly someones friend or sister) are quite good -- particularly Jonathan C. Green as Jesus/Ultrachrist.

If you can tolerate low production values, bad sound and Klezmer music, Ultrachrist! is a movie worth checking out.


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