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Tim Rice (book) and
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5 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Classic Family Musical
A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Donny Osmond ... Joseph

Maria Friedman ... Narrator

Richard Attenborough ... Jacob

Joan Collins ... Mrs. Potiphar

Christopher Biggins ... The Baker

Robert Torti ... Pharaoh

Alex Jennings ... Butler
Nicholas Colicos ... Reuben (as Nicolas Colicos)

Ian McNeice ... Potiphar
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Simeon
David J. Higgins ... Levi (as David J Higgins)
Patrick Clancey ... Issachar (as Patrick Clancy)
Shaun Henson ... Napthali
Martin Callaghan ... Asher
Sebastien Torkia ... Dan
Michael Small ... Zebulun
Peter Challis ... Gad
Nick Holmes ... Benjamin
Gerry McIntyre ... Judah

Amanda Courtney-Davies ... Apache Dancer / Wife
Nikki Belsher ... Wife
Sandi Birch ... Wife
Zoe Hardman ... Wife
Jocelyn Hawkyard ... Wife
Nicola Keen ... Wife
Brenda Newhouse ... Wife
Gabrielle Noble ... Wife
Lucie Pankhurst ... Wife

Lisa Stevens ... Wife
Suzanne Thomas ... Wife
Debbie Bundy ... Additional Player
Matthew Cuts ... Additional Player
Wayne Fowkes ... Additional Player
Sarah Mogg ... Additional Player
Helen Baker ... Gogo Dancer
Suzie Boyle ... Gogo Dancer (as Suzy Boyle)
Denise Cresswell ... Gogo Dancer
Jason Davies ... Gogo Dancer
Alison Jenkins ... Gogo Dancer
Linley van Echten ... Chorus
Nichola Filskue ... Gogo Dancer
Paul Neanm ... Gogo Dancer
Claire Terri ... Gogo Dancer
Rebecca Trelease ... Gogo Dancer
Louise Tomkins ... Gogo Dancer
Drew Varley ... Gogo Dancer
Bryn Walters ... Gogo Dancer
Rob Walker ... Gogo Dancer
Helen York ... Gogo Dancer
Jodi Vuleta ... Chorus
Rachel Meurk ... Child Chorus
Anna van Echten ... Child Chorus
Hayley Watson ... Child Chorus
Natasha Williams ... Child Chorus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danijela Duspara ... Understudy 'wife'
Jennifer Smith ... Child Choris

Directed by
David Mallet 
Writing credits
Tim Rice (book)

Michael Walsh 

Produced by
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... producer
Andy Picheta .... line producer
Austin Shaw .... executive producer
Nigel Wright .... co-producer: music
Cinematography by
Nicholas D. Knowland  (as Nic Knowland)
Film Editing by
Dave Gardener 
Rose Landfield 
David Mallet 
Nick Morris 
Casting by
David Grindrod 
Production Design by
Mark Thompson 
Art Direction by
Michael Minas 
Costume Design by
Mark Thompson 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... personal makeup artist
Kiri Mellalieu .... makeup artist
Sharon O'Brien .... hair stylist
Anna Pitt .... makeup artist
Carol Robinson .... makeup artist (as Caroline Robinson)
Rupert Simon .... make-up and hair designer
Steve Smith .... assistant makeup artist (as Steven Smith)
Lynnette Tanner .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Geary .... third assistant director
Dez Gray .... third assistant director
Paul Lay .... third assistant director
Art Department
Gordon Deller .... property master
Marj Deller .... prop hand
Peter Flynn .... stagehand
Tony Foster .... stagehand
Kamael Heru-ur Smith .... scene designer
Kamael Heru-ur Smith .... stagehand
Cris Malcolm .... stagehand
Michael May .... scenic artist
Alex McKenzie .... stagehand
Paula McLean .... stagehand
Steve Nagy .... stagehand
Ian Neal .... stagehand
Jeff Paewai .... stagehand
Bruce Rostran .... scenic artist
Joanne Steward .... scene designer
Alison Trotter .... prop hand
Graeme Warrington .... prop hand
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... foley mixer
Vicki Cooksley .... sound
Adam Crawford .... sound
Dene Harris .... sound
Nick Look .... sound
Craig Lundy .... sound
John MacGibbon .... sound
Stacey Pilcher .... sound
John Spelman .... sound
Visual Effects by
Victor Riva .... visual effects
Costas Charitou .... digital effects artist: Rushes Postproduction Ltd. (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Dan Fontaine .... best boy
Charlie Forbes .... gaffer
Stewart Hadley .... lighting designer
Chris Mortley .... electrician
Sam Osborne .... head first assistant camera
Talya Pilcher .... lighting technician
Chris Varga .... dolly grip
Ginger McCarthy .... electrical rigger (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Orpen .... dresser
Sue Orpen .... wardrobe assistant
Jenny Snoxell .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Stewart .... dresser
Lisa Stewart .... wardrobe assistant
Esmae Stroud .... dresser
Esmae Stroud .... wardrobe assistant
Gina Tornatore .... costume assistant
Githa Warrington .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
John Cameron .... orchestrator
Michael Cowles .... musician: violin
Annette Haley .... musician: percussions
Barry Jones .... conductor
Rebekah Love .... musician: keyboards, rehearsals
Eddie Ovenden .... musician: guitar
Bruce Roberts .... musician: trumpet
Peter Warren .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Colin Simmons .... driver: director
Other crew
Janine Deller .... understudy: "Wife"
Craig Dustin .... head mechanic
Maruna Engu .... understudy: "Brother"
Peter Flynn .... fly hand
Tony Foster .... fly hand
Julia Francis .... understudy: "Wife"
Kamael Heru-ur Smith .... fly hand
Kamael Heru-ur Smith .... programme compiler
Kamael Heru-ur Smith .... programme designer
Innes Jephson .... understudy: "Pharoah"
Mendy Johnson .... production assistant
Brian Jugelier .... front of house manager
Cris Malcolm .... fly hand
Dean McKerras .... choreographer
Paula McLean .... fly hand
Scott McLeish .... understudy: "Brother"
Allan Nagy .... stage manager
Carol Nagy .... caterer
Kay Nagy .... production administrator
Ian Neal .... fly hand
Merryn Osborne .... reader
Ron Osborne .... front of house manager
Jeff Paewai .... fly hand
Steven Pimlott .... stage director
Leah Robinson .... understudy: "Narrator"
Nichola Treherne .... associate director
Anthony Van Laast .... choreographer
Bruce Warwick .... programme compiler
Bruce Warwick .... programme designer
Bruce Warwick .... promoter

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Also Known As:
"Great Performances: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - USA (series title)
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76 min
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Did You Know?

The role of Apache Dancer in this film was created especially for Amanda Courtney-Davies.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the Jacob & Sons number when each of the brothers introduce themselves, Levi says his name and accidentally bumps into the Narrator who is clearly caught off guard.See more »
[first lines]
Narrator:Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do before they're time on this planet is through. Some just don't have anything planned, they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. Now I don't say who is wrong, who is right. But if by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.
Narrator:We all dream a lot. Some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel. But all that I say can be told another way, in the story of a boy whose dream came true. And it could be you.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The old time movie musical is back!, 25 January 2000
Author: manclad from London, England

Those hoping to see a direct translation of the stage show might be slightly dissapointed. It has lost some of it's wit and charm, but has replaced them with an exuberance reminisant of the old time film musicals, where everyone looked as if they were having the time of their lives. This is what shines through mostly about this video. The feeling that the people involved knew they wanted it to be special, and they have succeded.

They have opened the show up slightly, with the opening set in a school and all the main cast as the teachers. They've added some rather snazzy special effects which on this occassion don't overwhelm the whole film, but help to draw the viewer into the world which they create. There are some wonderful cameos from a few familiar faces and the largely unknown cast of Brothers and Wives shine, with a few stand out performances from some of them. One of the girls reminds me of a young Joyce Grenfell.

Then we have our Two principals Donny Osmond and Maria Friedman. There were a few raised eyebrows when it was announced that Donny would be playing the lead role, but all misgivings are swept away as he makes the part all his very own, with a mixture of playful charm and vitality. Maria Friedman is a screen star in the making, with a charisma that makes her seem a natural for the screen. She has been wowing audiences in the West End for sometime now, but I'm sure that soon Tinseltown will take her and make her the star she should be.

There is very little wrong with this production and I'm sure that it will have been in many peoples Christmas stocking. So while it may not be a gem, you can safely say it is a rough diamond, which in many cases shines much brighter.

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