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Wholly Moses! (1980)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | History  -  13 June 1980 (USA)
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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 ... 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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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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A number of the cast were known for appearing in the comedy films of Mel Brooks. These included Dom DeLuise, Richard Pryorand Madeline Kahn. 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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Spoofs The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Dudley Moore and his fellow comics make Wholly Moses! worth a look
19 February 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After 34 years of only knowing about this movie and some negative reviews it got, I finally got from Netflix Wholly Moses! Dudley Moore stars as both a tourist and as Herschel, a brother-in-law to Moses. Yes, you read that right. Larraine Newman is another tourist and Herschel's wife Zerelda in the ancient scenes. James Coco is the father of Herschel. Then there are cameos by various comics like Dom DeLuise, John Ritter, Richard Pryor, Paul Sand, Madeline Kahn, oh, and dramatic actor John Houseman also appears. I'll just now say that I found the whole thing highly amusing, if not completely hilarious, and wasn't as bad as I'd feared it'd be. So on that note, I say Wholly Moses! is worth a look.


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