Three Christs isn’t the type of movie we usually give much attention to, but when the cast of the film is Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, and Julianna Margulies, it’s hard to ignore. In the film, based on a true story, Richard Gere plays a mental health professional who explores delusion by putting three men who all believe they are Jesus in the same room.
Directed by: Jon Avnet Starring: Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, Charlotte Hope, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Pollak & James Monroe Iglehart In
1959, psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) arrives at a mental hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan armed with the radical belief that schizophrenic patients should be treated not with confinement and electroshock therapy but with empathy and understanding. As his first study, he takes on the particularly challenging case of three men—Joseph (Peter Dinklage), Leon (Walton Goggins), and Clyde (Bradley Whitford)—each of whom believes they are Jesus Christ. Hoping that by getting them together in the same room to confront their delusions he can break through to them, Dr. Stone begins a risky, unprecedented experiment that will push the boundaries of psychiatric medicine and leave everyone involved—including Dr. Stone himself—profoundly changed. Based on a remarkable true story, Three Christs is a fascinating and moving look at one man’s journey into the deepest mysteries of the human mind.