Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
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 Abraham (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sarah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Moses (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Joseph (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jacob (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jethro (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Potiphar (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Yocheved (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Zuleika (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rameses I (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rameses II (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Young Rebeccah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mature Rebeccah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aaron (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Eliezer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hagar (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Eve (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Adam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Issac (2 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Grainger ...
 Esau (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rachel (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Simeon (2 episodes, 2000)
Tom Harper ...
 Benjamin (2 episodes, 2000)
Richard Rees ...
 Pharaoh Seti I (2 episodes, 2000)
Jeremy Peters ...
 Amran (2 episodes, 2000)
Gaby Vear Toscano ...
 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter (2 episodes, 2000)
Brana Bajic ...
 Zipporah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Joshua (2 episodes, 2000)
Josephine Amankwah ...
 Handmaiden (2 episodes, 2000)
Buki Armstrong ...
 Hittite Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
Abderrahim Bargache ...
 Merchant (2 episodes, 2000)
Benedick Blythe ...
 Traveller (2 episodes, 2000)
Niven Boyd ...
 Rachel's Brother (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Rider #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Lot (2 episodes, 2000)
Melanie Claus ...
 Hittite Woman #2 (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Idol Worshipper (2 episodes, 2000)
Zoltán Gera ...
 Cloth Merchant (2 episodes, 2000)
Anton Gregory ...
 Pharaoh's Son (2 episodes, 2000)
László Görög ...
 Man of Haran (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Isaac (Older) (2 episodes, 2000)
Sarah-Jane Holm ...
 Leah (2 episodes, 2000)
Mark Jax ...
 Reuben (2 episodes, 2000)
János Kulka ...
 Jacob's Servant (2 episodes, 2000)
Sana Laaouani ...
 Levite Girl (2 episodes, 2000)
Abdelkader Lofti ...
 Chief of the Market (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Isaac (Younger) (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prison Governor (2 episodes, 2000)
Gora Mbaye ...
 Etiopian (2 episodes, 2000)
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni ...
 Slave Trader (2 episodes, 2000)
Vincent Pickering ...
 Egyptian Officer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jacob (Older) (2 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Routh ...
 Edalak (2 episodes, 2000)
Ahmed Saguia ...
 Ishmael (2 episodes, 2000)
Katharine Schlesinger ...
 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Judah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Chief Cup Bearer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prisoner #1 (2 episodes, 2000)
Corey J. Smith ...
 Moses (Toddler) (2 episodes, 2000)
Stewart Thompson ...
 Judah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Laban (2 episodes, 2000)
Anne White ...
 Lot's Wife (2 episodes, 2000)
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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

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From creation to the commandments, Man's greatest journey starts here.

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The last full length film of Victor Spinetti. See more »

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Follows Noah's Ark (1999) See more »

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Wonderful, if overlong, Hallmark miniseries.
24 March 2009 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My Take: An all-star cast and a few glorious visuals make a rather interesting TV movie.

Martin Landau as Abraham? Jacqueline Bisset as his wife Sarah? Christopher Lee in gratuitous cameo as Rameses I? Only TV's Hallmark Entertainment could make this possible. The producer back at Hallmark who might nearly have enough money to make a macho Hollywood blockbuster spend it yet again on a another 3-hour two-part miniseries meant to set ratings on fire. Well not really, but they do come up with a rather interesting and marginally entertaining TV special with an agreeable cast and a modest budget. The movie is basically a 3-hour long adaptation of the most important events of the Old Testament. From Adam and Eve (with cut-for-TV nudity), Abraham and how he became "the Father of All Nations", Joesph and his multicolored dreamcoat and the grand story of Moses and the Exodus, the movie has it all and has time to spare. It's a bit long when watched on DVD rather than the two-part miniseries on TV, but it's an adequate and actually well-crafted effort. Just don't expect it to be anything grand ala Cecil B. Demille, or at least something that would make a cinch to get ratings.

Rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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