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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  18 December 1998 (USA)
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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:

El príncipe de Egipto  »

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

This movie was the most expensive animated feature ever made at the time, being beaten out by Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001). See more »

Goofs

When the plagues destroy Egypt, not a lot of monuments are shown being toppled. However, in the song "When You Believe", when the Hebrews are walking through the ruins of Egypt, there is far more damage and destruction of Egypt that what was seen in the Plagues. However, the entire breadth of the plagues could not be shown since, in the record of them, the plagues last a lot longer than a few minutes, leaving the possibility that we didn't get to see all of the destruction. 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 »

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Version of The Ten Commandments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Ever Wanted
Written by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Amick Byram
Produced by Hans Zimmer
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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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