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The Passover Plot Details

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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

Cast

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

Crew

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