"Christ in the City" is a fish-out-of-water comedy that explores the bewildering identity crisis Jesus would face if he were to return to Earth today.

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Tzahi Moskovitz ...
Jesus
Lee Moore ...
Father Sebastian
Glenn Wein ...
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Altercocker
Dick Capri ...
Altercocker
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Theater Lady
Adam Plotch ...
Arab Cabbie
Richard Dezmond ...
Arab American Male (as Richard Zekaria)
Lana Nasser ...
Arab American Female
Tom Fenaughty ...
Bingo Player / Man in Wheelchair
Bernie Lippman ...
Bingo Reader
David B. Martin ...
Bingo Player
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Jamie Blumenthal ...
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Russ Gerard ...
Tough NY Cabbie
Salome Mazard ...
Newswoman
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Jesus returns to see "The Passion," and is shocked to discover that instead of focusing on his life and teachings, people are focusing on his death and suffering; things he would rather forget. Exiting the theater, he realizes that he has arrived on Earth right before the "Shabbos" resulting in a frantic search for a synagogue before sundown. His efforts are disrupted by a curmudgeonly priest, who demands that Jesus reveal his Second Coming, whether he wants to or not. Written by Producer

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A fish out of water comedy in response to "The Passion."

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12 July 2005 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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A Brilliant satire.
21 November 2005 | by (A Brilliant satire.) – See all my reviews

Christ in the City is a "hilarious response to the Passion" written and directed by newcomer Yitz Brilliant.

Jesus - an ordinary Jew who did a few miracles (but who didn't in those days?), returns to Earth to see the latest movie-of-his-life, thrilled that people are finally recognizing his teachings.

But when he arrives to see the film, he's shocked to discover that instead of focusing on his life and teachings, people are focusing on his death and suffering... things he's rather forget.

Exiting the theater, he realizes that he's arrived right before "shabbos" and is so flustered by "The Passion" that he misses the last ride back to Heaven, leading to a quest for a synagogue before sundown.

But his efforts are disrupted by Father Sebastian, a curmudgeonly priest, who demands that Jesus reveal his Second Coming... whether he wants to or not.

With great cameos by comic Friars Club vets Freddie Roman and Dick Capri.


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