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      The Day Christ Died

      1980 2 hr. 30 min. History Drama List
      Reviews This film follows Jesus Christ (Chris Sarandon) in a moment-by-moment depiction of his final day. After being betrayed by his disciple Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested as a blasphemer and brought before Pontius Pilate (Keith Michell), Roman governor of Judaea, who gives the Hebrew people the option of saving either Jesus or a thief named Barabbas. The people choose to save Barabbas, which leads to Jesus' torture and eventual death on the cross. Read More Read Less

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      Synopsis This film follows Jesus Christ (Chris Sarandon) in a moment-by-moment depiction of his final day. After being betrayed by his disciple Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested as a blasphemer and brought before Pontius Pilate (Keith Michell), Roman governor of Judaea, who gives the Hebrew people the option of saving either Jesus or a thief named Barabbas. The people choose to save Barabbas, which leads to Jesus' torture and eventual death on the cross.
      Director
      James Cellan Jones
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English