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3 April 1994 (USA) See more »
The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to... See more »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Wonderful Adaptation See more (8 total) »


 (Series Cast) (in credits order)

Richard Harris ... Abraham

Barbara Hershey ... Sarah

Maximilian Schell ... Pharaoh

Vittorio Gassman ... Terah
Carolina Rosi ... Hagar
Andrea Prodan ... Lot

Gottfried John ... Eliezer

Kevin McNally ... Nahor
Simona Ferraro ... Lot's Wife (as Simona Ferraro Chartoff)
Tom Radcliffe ... Serug
Jude Alderson ... Mikah
Evelina Meghnagi ... Reumah

John McEnery ... 1st Councilor
Danny Mertsoy ... Ishmael (age 9)
Giuseppe Peluso ... Ishmael (age 16)
Timur Yusef ... Isaac (age 5)
Taylor Scipio ... Isaac (age 11)
Paolo Bonacelli ... Mekhizedek
Mattia Sbragia ... Mambre

Christian Kohlund ... Eshcol
Vincent Riotta ... King Ar'loch (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Renato Scarpa ... King of Sodom
Mario Erpichini ... King of Haran
Emidio La Vella ... King Tidal

Orso Maria Guerrini ... Gocemar
Francesco Carnelutti ... Egyptian Priest
Mauro Marino ... Egyptian Officer
Maurizio Benazzo ... Egyptian Officer

Paco Reconti ... Sodom Mob Leader
Aziz Khaldoun ... Serug (boy)

Rodolfo Corsato ... Camel Rider
Francesco Siciliano ... Angel

Nadim Sawalha ... Reko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohcine Besri ... 2 Angel (as Mouhcine Besri)
Jawad Cherkaoui ... Egyptian Doctor
Caren Galea ... Lot's first daughter
Abdelahk Lazali ... King Amrafel (as Laazali Abdelchak)
Joel Proust ... King Ched-or-Lao'Mer
Ahmed Sakri ... 2nd Councilor

Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert McKee 

Produced by
Laura Fattori .... line producer
Lorenzo Minoli .... producer
Gerald Rafshoon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marco Frisina 
Cinematography by
Raffaele Mertes 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
Casting by
Cornelia von Braun 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
Enrico Sabbatini 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
Makeup Department
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Mario Michisanti .... key makeup artist
Luigi Rocchetti .... makeup Mr. R. Harris
Gianna Viola .... hair stylist
Production Management
Roberto Malerba .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director
Zinedine Ibnou Jabal .... second assistant director: morocco
Art Department
Fabio Carussi .... carpenter
Roberto Magagnini .... property master
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Bruce Nazarian .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Renato Agostini .... special effects
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects
Younes Afroukh .... stunt performer
Benamara Azeddine .... stunt performer
Joel Proust .... stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabio Capozzi .... electrician
Stanislao Galasso .... electrician
Casting Department
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Simonetta Leoncini .... assistant costume designer
Giovanni Viti .... assistant costume designer
Other crew
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator (as Cecelia Alvarenga)
Damian Anderson .... production assistant
Khalid Banoujaafar .... assistant location manager
Jean-Paul Cauvin .... publicist
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... location manager
Peter Engelmann .... additional script editor
Augusto Grassi .... jeweler
Augusto Grassi .... leather master
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Mourad Ismaël .... location manager
Roberto Penna .... production accountant
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk

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USA:175 min (miniseries version)
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Did You Know?

Richard Harris previously appeared in John Huston ' s 1966 " The Bible" as Cain, which featured George C Scott as Abraham.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by David (1997) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Adaptation, 11 December 2013
Author: vlevensonnd-1 from United States

This is an engaging movie, however, it is not among the best Biblical adaptations. It does well in holding true to scripture with some'creative license' for areas that are vague.

The film really brings us to a greater place of understanding the reality of what took place back then. As I stated in another review of a Biblical film - One of the mysteries of the Bible is in the manner which people spoke and communicated in various scenarios. Did the person express agitation or anger when he/she said this/that? Or were they always full of patience and grace? Were they serious in appearance, or did they smile often? Each movie and play we view that is an adaptation is a creation of another persons thought of how things were possibly said and done. The creator of this film made most things believable.

I really appreciated how this film made Hagar's story prominent. Rather than thinking of her as merely a disobedient servant, or a jealous, conniving woman, we come to understand the depths of the role and status that she had to endure in this life. Slaves at that time were rarely allowed to marry or have children at all. Their owners were their lives. She got just a taste of what it would be like to have a husband and a family - a life. A film that can bring the life out of an ancient book is worth paying attention to. I would recommend this.

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