The Passover Plot

The Passover Plot (1976)


Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the tomb, a religious sect known as the Zealots would secretly steal Christ's body from the tomb, then spread the rumor that He had risen, thus fulfilling Biblical prophecy.

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  • Harry Andrews

    as Yohanan the Baptist
  • Hugh Griffith

    as Caiaphas
  • Zalman King

    as Yeshua
  • Donald Pleasence

    as Pontius Pilate
  • Scott Wilson

    as Judah
  • Daniel Ades

    as Andros
  • Michael Baseleon

    as Mattai
  • Lewis Van Bergen

    as Yoram
  • William Paul Burns

    as Shimon
  • Dan Hedaya

    as Yaocov
  • Helena Kallianiotes

    as Visionary Woman
  • Robert Walker Jr.

    as Bar Talmi
  • Kevin O'Connor

    as Irijah
Directing Michael Campus Director
Writing Alex North Musical
Camera Adam Greenberg Director of Photography
Writing Patricia Louisianna Knop Screenplay
Writing Millard Cohan Screenplay