Watch It

On DVD: TBD | On Blu-ray: TBD

The Passover Plot Details


Was Jesus Christ the son of God -- or a clever political activist who staged his crucifixion and resurrection to help promote his point of view? The latter possibility is proposed in this bit of historical speculation, based on the best-selling novel by Hugh J. Schonfield. Yeshua ([[Performer~P97477~Zalman King~zalmanking]]), as the Hebrews called him, was a member of the Zealots who sought to end to the rule of the Romans who had taken control of their land. To rally support for their cause, Yeshua proclaims himself the son of God, born of mortal woman, and carefully orchestrates the events that lead to him being sentenced to death; he's also able to add to his martyrdom by falsifying a resurrection two days later. Understandably controversial upon release, The Passover Plot also stars [[Performer~P57070~Donald Pleasance~donaldpleasence]], [[Performer~P76806~Scott Wilson~scottwilson]], and [[Performer~P28839~Hugh Griffith~hughgriffith]]; [[Performer~P76669~Mary Wills~maurywills]]' costume design earned an Academy Award nomination. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Harry Andrews
as Yohanan The Baptist
Hugh Griffith
as Caiaphas
Donald Pleasence
as Pontius Pilate
Zalman King
as Yeshua
Scott Wilson
as Judah
Michael Baseleon
as Mattai
Dan Ades
as Andros
Lewis van Bergen
as Yoram
Helena Kallianiotes
as A Visionary Woman
Dan Hedaya
as Yaacov
Robert Walker, Jr.
as Bar Talmi


Wolf Schmidt
Millard Cohan
Patricia Knop
Adam Greenberg
Alex North
Composer (Music Score)
Dov Hoenig
Kuli Sander
Art Director
Menahem Golan
Executive Producer