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

Writers:

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
James Monroe Iglehart ... Benny
Peter Dinklage ... Joseph
Julian Acosta Julian Acosta ... Dr. Francisco
Julianna Margulies ... Ruth
Bradley Whitford ... Clyde
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Orbus
Charlotte Hope ... Becky
Walton Goggins ... Leon
Stephen Root ... Dr. Rogers
Danny Deferrari ... Neil
Chris Bannow ... Louis
Ripley Sobo ... Molly
Christina Scherer ... Carolyn
Ava Gallucci ... Shirley Stone
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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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patient | based on true story | See All (2) »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing material, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally a book length psychiatric case study from 1964. See more »

Goofs

There appears to be a large personal computer on the doctor's desk. Since the movie is set in the 1960's, such a computer would not have been available for another decade. See more »

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The use of LSD in this film is wildly inaccurate
16 February 2021 | by daydrmerSee all my reviews

Decent movie, great cast and some clever humour but the use of LSD is far from realistic. For a more accurate depiction of psychedelics please watch Midsommar.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$36,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,723
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1.85 : 1
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