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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 (Zalman King), 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 Donald Pleasance, Scott Wilson, and Hugh Griffith; Mary Wills' costume design earned an Academy Award nomination. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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
Dan Hedaya
as Yaacov


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