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  • PG
  • Drama, History
  • 1973
  • 108 mins

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

About

Rice, Lloyd Webber and Melvyn Bragg were the forces behind translating the successful stage production to the screen in the 1970s. Jewison plonks a load of hippies in the desert, and lo! it's a play-within-a-play as they put on their own musical out of the back of a camper van. Neeley is a rugged-looking Christ, Elliman a soulful Mary Magdelene and Anderson the two-faced Judas.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Larry T Marshall, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson, Ted Neeley, Bob Bingham, Barry Dennen
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Writer: Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison
  • Producer: Robert Stigwood, Norman Jewison
  • Photographer: Douglas Slocombe

In a nutshell

But wait, isn't that uncredited porn star Ron Jeremy lurking there among the unwashed masses? Sadly, his performance is rather less exuberant here but a welcome inclusion in this rather tedious, if flamboyant affair.

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