The Day Christ Died
|Directed by||James Cellan Jones|
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Cinematography||Franco Di Giacomo|
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. 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. The Day Christ Died was filmed in Tunisia with a cost of 2,8 million. It was broadcast by CBS on March 26, 1980.
- Chris Sarandon as Jesus Christ
- Colin Blakely as Caiaphas
- Keith Michell as Pontius Pilate
- Jonathan Pryce as Herod
- Barrie Houghton as Judas
- Jay O. Sanders as Peter
- Eleanor Bron as Mary
- Delia Boccardo as Mary Magdelene
- Hope Lange as Claudia
- Oliver Cotton as John
- Alex Keneas Newsday (Mar 26, 1980). "A Question of Intrigue". Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "Film Treatment Annoys His Author". Ottawa Citizen. Mar 24, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "Revised Christ Draws Writer's Ire". Montreal Gazette. Mar 17, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "The Day Christ Died". The Evening News. Mar 23, 1980. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
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