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Wholly Moses! (1980)

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

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Harvey Orchid / Herschel
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Zoey / Zerelda
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Hyssop
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God's Angel
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Tailor
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The Archangel
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The Witch
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The Beggar
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Tanya Boyd ...
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Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from Egyptian slavery, but Moses keeps blundering by and taking all the credit. Several other biblical stories, such as Lot and his wife, David and Goliath, and the miracles of Jesus, are also parodied in this story of the life of a man trying to follow the path to God, but somehow always seeming to lose his way. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The story of Herschel. He wanted to be Moses...but he didn't have the right connections.


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13 June 1980 (USA)  »

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The Book of Herschel  »

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According to Wikipedia, "On the final day of shooting, Richard Pryor who was signed to do a one-day cameo as the Pharaoh didn't show up. With production at a complete standstill, frantic calls were made. There was even some talk of replacing him with Cleavon Little. Several hours later, that afternoon Pryor finally appeared but then refused to play the scene as written with a trained lion by his throne". See more »

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Zoey: Hey everyone. My husband is going to do God now. He just met him. He's doing God.
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Mildly comedic but still ok to watch.
13 April 2002 | by (OKC,OK) – See all my reviews

This film is for people with different tastes. I actually like this movie. In fact it's the only film I like of Dudley Moores. (RIP) It has a couple amusing moments, maybe not laugh out funny, but the comedy is restrained. Anyway I do recommend this movie for a Saturday afternoon, sort of along the lines of Abbott and Costello.

7 out of 10. I liked it.


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