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Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew


Victor Garber, David Haskell, Katie Hanley, Merrell Jackson View All


David Greene (Screenplay), David Greene (Director), John-Michael Tebelak (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 21st, 1973
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
A modern day musical telling of the ministry of Jesus Christ set in New York. The Apostles, portrayed as an acting troupe re-enact the parables and teachings of Jesus.
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Loved the bridge arch scene when the camera shows us the bridge's arches lined up and receding into the background, then pans down to show us our ragamuffin friends frolicking on the grass.
The film version is a relatively faithful rendering of the Broadway musical, which is sort of comic-book re-telling of the last days of Jesus Christ in which Jesus, wearing clown makeup and a Superman T-shirt is followed around New York city by a group of bouncy young disciples who abandon their hum....