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Three Christs (2017)

R | | Drama | 3 January 2020 (USA)
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Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.

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Jon Avnet

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Milton Rokeach (based on the book "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti" by), Eric Nazarian | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Dr. Stone
Peter Dinklage ... Joseph
Walton Goggins ... Leon
Bradley Whitford ... Clyde
Charlotte Hope ... Becky
Julianna Margulies ... Ruth
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Orbus
James Monroe Iglehart ... Benny
Stephen Root ... Dr. Rogers
Jane Alexander ... Dr. Abraham
Julian Acosta ... Dr. Francisco
Danny Deferrari ... Neil
Chris Bannow ... Louis
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Victoria Rogers
Christina Scherer ... Carolyn
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Three Christs tells the story of an extraordinary experiment that began in 1959 at Michigan's Ypsilanti State Hospital, where Dr. Alan Stone treated three paranoid schizophrenic patients who each believe they are Jesus Christ. Dr. Stone pioneers a simple, yet revolutionary treatment: instead of submitting the patients to electroshock, forced restraints and tranquilizers, he puts them in a room together to confront their delusions. What transpires is a darkly comic, intensely dramatic story about the nature of identity and the power of empathy.

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Rated R for disturbing material, sexual content and brief drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$36,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,723
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Originally a book length psychiatric case study from 1964. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Walton Goggins/Fahim Anwar (2020) See more »

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The invisible line.
11 January 2020 | by patrickflorioSee all my reviews

We convince ourselves that lines exist. We take pure abstraction for real absolutes. We have no way to base any thinking along its natural source. We reason as if it was real and as if it meant something. We do not connect ourselves to our feelings and we do not understand its expressions. We live in a world that we hardly can make sense of and defend the idea that it is truthful. Watch and listen closely to what is said and maybe it will not scare you that some things do not make sense.


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