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Wholly Moses! (1980)

PG  |   |  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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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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Madeline Kahn:  As the Witch. 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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A Funny Film
4 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Required: Must have an open mind to view this movie.

This is the type of film that one has to set aside all religious feelings, thoughts and beliefs. You must have an open mind and heart as well as a deep love and appreciation of comedy to ever enjoy it.

This is one of the funniest films ever made. It is about a fictional Book of Herschel... and as they say 'it is not fit for either testament". The movie has an all star cast in which each of the actors gave some of their most comical performances ever on film.

This is a good Saturday movie and could make a good double feature with "History of the World: Part I" or "The Meaning of Life".

9/10


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