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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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Two brothers united by friendship divided by destiny See more »


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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

When Moses and God are conversing, Val Kilmer is actually talking to himself. See more »

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After Moses and Tzipporah are wed, they go off to dance. As the camera starts to zoom between them towards Jethro, the animation of Tzipporah freezes. 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

References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Believe
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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A Visual Masterpiece
18 December 1998 | by (Montreal, PQ) – See all my reviews

For years, I have searched for a truly epic film. I have witnessed the genius of Lawrence of Arabia, the majesty of Star Wars, the pupil-dilating battles of Braveheart, but after all that war, I realize that The Prince of Egypt is a little more special than all of them.

If not the best film of the year, then the best animated film ever. Its visuals simply can't be described, for its images will stay in your mind forever. They will not be seared, like the brutal images of Saving Private Ryan, but instead, simply stay with you. When you remember them, you will smile, for they are the true meaning of epic.

If you don't like the film's story, or even if you don't like the film in general, you will still stare in awe at its visual images. They are the best ever. The parting of the Red Sea is just one of the best. The closing shot is about 10 seconds long and is truly mind-boggling.

Animation just hit puberty, and I can't wait to see it become an adult. Go see it. You won't be disappointed, I guarantee you.


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