The Day Christ Died

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Directed by James Cellan Jones
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography Franco Di Giacomo
Distributed by CBS
Release dates 1980

The Day Christ Died is a 1980 American TV movie directed by James Cellan Jones. It consists of a dramatization of the last 24 hours of the life of Christ and it is based on Jim Bishop's 1957 book of the same name.[1] Bishop, who did not accept the script adaptation, had his name removed from the credits and even tried unsuccessfully to change the title of the film.[2] The Day Christ Died was filmed in Tunisia with a cost of 2,8 million.[3] It was broadcast by CBS on March 26, 1980.[4]



  1. ^ Alex Keneas Newsday (Mar 26, 1980). "A Question of Intrigue". Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Film Treatment Annoys His Author". Ottawa Citizen. Mar 24, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Revised Christ Draws Writer's Ire". Montreal Gazette. Mar 17, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Day Christ Died". The Evening News. Mar 23, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 

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