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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Moses / God (voice)
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Rameses (voice)
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Tzipporah (voice)
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Miriam (voice)
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Aaron (voice)
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Jethro (voice)
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Seti (voice)
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The Queen (voice)
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Hotep (voice)
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Huy (voice)
Bobby Motown ...
Rameses Son (voice)
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Young Miriam (voice)
Ofra Haza ...
Yocheved (voice)
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Storyline

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£725,559 (UK) (18 December 1998)

Gross:

$101,217,900 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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Trivia

The voice of God, to avoid controversy, was played by all the major actors. The actors were told to whisper the lines, so none would dominate the performance, but by the time they got around to having Val Kilmer read his lines, they realized they needed someone to be louder. You still can hear the rest of the cast whispering beneath Kilmer's voice in God's lines. See more »

Goofs

When Moses is dragged by the camel, his arm is looped through a brown bag filled with water. Just before his head hits the well, his arm is looped through a red strap. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Overseers: [chanting] Mud... Sand... Water... Straw. Faster! Mud... and lift... sand... and pull... water... and raise up! Straw... Faster!
Hebrews: [singing] With the sting of the whip on my shoulder, with the salt of my sweat on my brow... Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry? Help us now, this dark hour... Deliver us, hear our call, deliver us, Lord of all! Remember us, here in this burning sand! Deliver us, there's a land you promised us! Deliver us to the promised land!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits the movie showed lines about Moses from the hebrew bible, the new testament, and the Koran See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Believe
(from The Prince of Egypt (1998))
Performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston appears courtesy of Arista Records
Mariah Carey appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for ECAF Productions, Inc.
Words and Music composed by Stephen Schwartz
With additional music by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
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I adore this movie
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I adore the Prince of Egypt. Such a stellar cast of voices, and the names don't outweigh the movie. The music is fantastic. It has such a diverse audience, you cannot go wrong with this film. We are all familiar with the base story and we are provided a mild, interpretive, inoffensive version to intrigue and open the mind. If not, it can be enjoyed simply for the color, sound, and simple human emotions and actions that glide over right and wrong. I'm in college, and I listen to this movie while studying. I can't escape, humming in the shower, and learning calculus to the goose-bump inducing tones. The sounds of God capture all emotion and awe.


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