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A rock opera that portrays, in music, the last seven days in the earthly life of Christ, as reenacted by young tourists in Israel. Outstanding musical score was the key to the success of the film, although Elliman and Anderson are standouts as, respectively, Mary Magdalene and Judas. Based on the stage play by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, film is sometimes stirring while exhibiting the usual heavy-handed Jewison approach.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, Adapted from a Play, Adapted from an Opera, This Is Your Life, True Stories, Adapted from the Bible, Religion, Easter
Screenplay
Melvyn Bragg
Cast
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Josh Mostel, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry T. Marshall
Cinematography
Douglas Slocombe
Director
Norman Jewison
Music
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andre Previn, Herbert W. Spencer
Producer
Mark Huffam, Norman Jewison

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Jesus Christ, Superstar
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Stacey

Jesus Christ, Superstar came out in 1973 and has a total running time of 108 minutes. Ted Neeley (as Jesus Christ) and Yvonne Elliman (as Mary Magdalene) star in this musical drama. This film is based on the Broadway musical and has a “rock opera” feel to it. This film was nominated from an Oscar and had three wins. Jesus Christ, Superstar shows the final seven days of Jesus Christ’s life.