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The Passover Plot (1976)

PG | | Drama | 1976 (Israel)
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 ... See full summary »

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... Yohanan the Baptist
... Caiaphas
... Yeshua
... Pontius Pilate
... Judah
Daniel Ades ... Andros (as Dan Ades)
... Mattai
... Yoram
... Shimon (as William Burns)
... Yaocov (as Daniel Hedaya)
... Visionary Woman
Kevin O'Connor ... Irijah
... Bar Talmi
... Roman Captain
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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. Written by Mike Konczewski

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'Stacy Keach' and 'Trevor Howard' were cast in major roles but were replaced before filming. See more »

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Demands a re-release
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Of course this film -- made over thirty years ago to exploit a controversial theory -- has been all but forgotten until very recently. But if The Da Vinci Code (2006) is as popular as the book -- and it looks like that's a possibility -- then this should be re-released, or shown on The History Channel or presented on DVD by a decent company, with Da Vinci Code tie-ins and all.

The book this is from, with the same title, by Hugo Schoenfeld, is very good, well researched and well thought-out. Another complementary title (and one the Da Vinci Code is accused of stealing from) is Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln's Holy Blood, Holy Grail. All three are recommended to religious conspiracy/heresy fans, like me, although The Da Vinci Code itself is the worst written of the trio.


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