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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines... See more » | Add synopsis »
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SAMSON AND DELILAH (TV) (Nicolas Roeg, 1996) ** See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Eric Thal ... Samson

Elizabeth Hurley ... Delilah

Michael Gambon ... Re Hamun

Dennis Hopper ... Generale Tariq

Diana Rigg ... Mara
Daniel Massey ... Ira

Paul Freeman ... Manoach

Ben Becker ... Principe Sidqa

Jale Arikan ... Noemi
Debora Caprioglio ... Rani

Alessandro Gassman ... Amrok
Pinkas Braun ... Harach

Sebastian Knapp ... Yoram
Karl Tessler ... Jehiel
Luke Mullaney ... Amram
Tim Gallagher ... Habor
Matt Green ... Yoram Giovane
Mark McGann ... Mahal
Nick Simons ... Capraio

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Sansone a 14 anni
Luke de Lacey ... Cephod

Anthony Ofoegbu ... Prigioniero
Mary Hanefey ... Ancella

Keith Allen ... Carceriere
Zakaria Atifi ... Carceriere (as Atif Zakaria)
Salah Benmoussa ... Cortigiano (as Ben Moussa Salah)
Abdellah Lamrani ... Cortigiano
Larbi Sassi ... Cortigiano (as Sassi Larbi)
Fatima Watili ... Levatrice
George Hall ... Anziano
Mustapha Salamat ... Uomo villaggio
Amina Ouardi ... Donna nomade
Abderrahim Daris ... Soldato
John Forbes-Robertson ... Medico
Mark Seaton ... Prigioniero
Mahjoub Raji ... Bracciante

Leo Gregory ... Jehiel a 14 anni
Tobias Saunders ... Amram a 14 anni

Christian Toulali ... Ospite nozze (as Christian Anderson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Robinson ... Yoram as Narrator (voice)

Max von Sydow ... Narratore (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicolas Roeg 
 
Writing credits
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Allan Scott 

Produced by
Eleonora Andreatta .... producer: RAI
Luca Bernabei .... producer: Lux
Heinrich Krauss .... producer: Beta
Susu Langlands .... associate producer (as Susu Erca)
Lorenzo Minoli .... producer
Paolo Piria .... associate producer
Gerald Rafshoon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Frisina 
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Raffaele Mertes 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Ahmed Boulane 
Chiara Meloni 
Cornelia von Braun 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
 
Set Decoration by
Titus Vossberg 
 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Makeup Department
Leila Ben Barka .... makeup artist
Franco Casagni .... makeup artist
Claudia Catini .... hair stylist
Hayat Ouled Dahhou .... hair stylist
Anna De Santis .... hair stylist: second unit
Francesca De Simone .... hair stylist
Khadija Hamdan .... makeup artist
Federico Laurenti .... makeup artist
Tracy Lee .... makeup artist: Ms. Hurley
Elda Magnanti .... key hair stylist
Vincenzo Mastrantonio .... makeup artist: second unit
Mario Michisanti .... key makeup artist
Tiziana Sisi .... makeup artist
Latifa Souihi Maadani .... makeup artist (as Latifa Souhili)
Gianna Viola .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ahmed Darif .... production manager: Morocco
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... production manager
Roberto Malerba .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... assistant director
Franco Angeli .... second assistant director
Mohamed Bensouda .... second assistant director
Ahmed Boulane .... first assistant director (as Ahmmed Bouland)
Serena Canevari .... assistant director
Silvia Ranfagni .... second assistant director
Maria Grazia Saccá .... third assistant director
Franco Maria Salamon .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Fabio Carussi .... carpenter
Tatiana Hahn .... assistant to set decorator
Luciano Magagnini .... property master
Roberto Magagnini .... swing gang
Giancarlo Sensidoni .... painter
 
Sound Department
Oliver Barth .... dialogue editor
Bernard Bats .... sound recordist
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Kristi Johns .... adr editor
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Minkler)
Dennis Sager .... post-production sound
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects coordinator
Renato Agostini .... special effects coordinator
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Cornelia Allendorf .... stunts
Omero Capanna .... stunts
Bruno Di Luia .... stunts (as Bruno Riccardo di Luia)
Gérard Lesage .... stunts
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Alessandro Novelli .... stunt performer
Emiliano Novelli .... stunt performer
Benito Pacifico .... stunts
Giorgio Francesco Palombi .... stunts (as Giorgio Palombi)
Cedric Proust .... stunts
Joel Proust .... stunt coordinator
Fabio Ragusa .... stunts
Rocco Russo .... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator (as Franco Salamon)
Alessandro Scepi .... stunts
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
Claudio Zucchet .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Barberi .... second assistant camera
Fabio Capozzi .... electrician
Giovanni Cuomo .... grip
Valter De Filippis .... generator operator
Sebastiano De Pascalis .... Steadicam operator
Pietro Fabbri .... grip
Giovanni Galasso .... gaffer
Luca Luparini .... camera operator: second unit
David Massaro .... assistant camera: second unit
Marcello Montarsi .... camera operator
Roberto Moreschini .... key grip
Camillo Sabatini .... first assistant camera
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Riccardo Tonni .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romano Amidei .... set costumer
Alfredo Bocci .... set costumer
Ahmid Brahim .... tailor
Antonia Chimera .... set costumer
Nezha Dakil .... seamstress
Antonella Gori .... set costumer
Larbi Laadimi .... tailor
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Simonetta Leoncini .... assistant to costume designer
Prospero Molfese .... set costumer: second unit
Adalgisa Mosca .... set costumer
Giulia Orsacchiotto .... seamstress
Uliva Pizzetti .... assistant to costume designer
Giovanni Viti .... assistant to costume designer
Jo Thorpe .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mags Arnold .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paola Gigli .... assistant music editor
Carla Simoncelli .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Driss Benchhiba .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator (as Cecelia Alvarenga)
Damian Anderson .... assistant to producers
Khadija Nait Bach .... production coordinator: Morocco
Milena Bono .... production coordinator: Rome
Jean-Paul Cauvin .... publicist
Jaouad Cherkaoui .... location manager: Morocco
Vito Colazzo .... location manager
Satya De La Manitou .... assistant: D. Hopper
Brahim Derhem .... location manager: Morocco
Carla Ferroni .... production secretary
Augusto Grassi .... jeweler
Augusto Grassi .... leather work master
Giampaolo Grassi .... leather master
Polly Hayward .... assistant: N. Roeg
Glen Howarth .... script supervisor
Latifa Irassi .... location manager: Morocco
Francesco Marras .... location manager
Emanuela Minoli .... production coordinator: second unit
Naomi Newman .... assistant: E. Hurley
Darin Page .... assistant: E. Thal
Franco Penna .... production accountant
Roberto Penna .... production auditor
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk
Neil Robinson .... dialogue coach
Simona Sciannimanico .... production coordinator
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)
 

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Principe Sidqa:He must be stopped. The dignity of your throne is at stake.
Re hamun:Do not mistake my throne for your pride.
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
SAMSON AND DELILAH (TV) (Nicolas Roeg, 1996) **, 8 April 2007
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This is the third version of the Biblical tale that I've watched - or fourth, if you include the peplum SAMSON (1961); the best of the lot, clearly, remains Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 spectacular.

Since this is part of a series of made-for-TV films highlighting famous stories from the Bible, one is surprised to find a celebrated and talented director such as Nicolas Roeg involved - though they all managed to attract a vast array of international and upcoming stars. That said, Roeg's career has been steadily on a downhill slide ever since the mid-80s - surely one of the saddest declines in recent memory! This film was actually written by the director's frequent collaborator Allan Scott (including the masterpiece DON'T LOOK NOW [1973]), but the magic is seldom in evidence on this particular occasion - and the end result is as bland as its TV origins suggest...

Even so, it's not entirely worthless if clearly overly-padded at a length of nearly 3 hours: while the look of the film is curiously drab, the star cast offers compensations - best of all, perhaps, are Dennis Hopper (as a prescient Philistine General), Michael Gambon (the Philistine ruler) and Daniel Massey (as a learned Jewish elder). Still, though Liz Hurley is ideally cast as Delilah, her performance is too modern - and, consequently, the character's ultimate redemption lacks conviction; as for Eric Thal's Samson, the script may have made him more conflicted than Victor Mature's take in the De Mille version - but again, rather than evoke the traits one should associate with this Biblical character, the actor's boyish looks merely bring to mind the pumped-up heroes of juvenile sword-and-sorcery films and TV series of recent vintage...

Incidentally, I only rented this because my father had been whining about "The Bible Collection" on DVD for months (I brought him MOSES [1995] at the same time but, even if it featured Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella and Christopher Lee, opted not to watch it myself); eventually, he too - who had caught many of Hollywood's classic historical epics when new - was ultimately unimpressed, and readily admitted that these newer incarnations offered no competition!

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