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A fish out of water comedy in response to "The Passion."
"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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tzahi Moskovitz ... Jesus
Lee Moore ... Father Sebastian
Glenn Wein ... Angel Gabriel

Freddie Roman ... Altercocker
Dick Capri ... Altercocker

Polly Lee ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Blumenthal ... Voice Overs
Russ Gerard ... Tough NY Cabbie
Salome Mazard ... Newswoman
Gerard Russak ... Old Jewish Man

Directed by
Yitz Brilliant 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yitz Brilliant 

Produced by
Mark Moshe Bellows .... co-producer
Yitz Brilliant .... producer
Benjamin Ryan Nathan .... line producer
José Luis Orbegozo .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Rob Haley 
Film Editing by
Yitz Brilliant 
Sol Goldwag 
David Nathan 
Art Direction by
Tzipora Newman 
Tziporah Newman 
Costume Design by
Tziporah Newman 
Makeup Department
Regan Jaye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ryoji Yamada .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ethan Shrier .... first assistant director
John Tricoli .... assistant director
Sound Department
Kirk Denson .... sound recordist
Lawrence Herman .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Isias Meno Payne .... grip
Kaushik Shridharani .... gaffer
Other crew
Mimi Borowich .... script supervisor
Lianir Lopez .... production assistant

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USA:23 min | USA:24 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Brilliant satire., 21 November 2005
Author: salmalekem from A Brilliant satire.

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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