Jesus Christ Superstar Poster

Release Date: August 15th, 1973

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2001

G|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" recounts the last days of Jesus Christ (Ted Neeley) from the perspective of Judas Iscariot (Carl Anderson), his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman). After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.

Cast: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yahgiian

Director: Norman Jewison

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: Engaging, Fall, Emotional, Rise, Sacrifice

Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical