The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Andrea Prodan Andrea Prodan ...  Lot 2 episodes, 1993
Gottfried John ...  Eliezer 2 episodes, 1993
Kevin McNally ...  Nahor 2 episodes, 1993
Simona Ferraro Simona Ferraro ...  Lot's Wife 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Radcliffe Tom Radcliffe ...  Serug 2 episodes, 1993
Jude Alderson Jude Alderson ...  Mikah 2 episodes, 1993
Evelina Meghnagi Evelina Meghnagi ...  Reumah 2 episodes, 1993
John McEnery ...  1st Councilor 2 episodes, 1993
Danny Mertsoy Danny Mertsoy ...  Ishmael (age 9) 2 episodes, 1993
Giuseppe Peluso Giuseppe Peluso ...  Ishmael (age 16) 2 episodes, 1993
Timur Yusef Timur Yusef ...  Isaac (age 5) 2 episodes, 1993
Taylor Scipio Taylor Scipio ...  Isaac (age 11) 2 episodes, 1993
Paolo Bonacelli ...  Mekhizedek 2 episodes, 1993
Mattia Sbragia ...  Mambre 2 episodes, 1993
Christian Kohlund ...  Eshcol 2 episodes, 1993
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ...  King Ar'loch 2 episodes, 1993
Renato Scarpa ...  King of Sodom 2 episodes, 1993
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ...  King of Haran 2 episodes, 1993
Emidio La Vella ...  King Tidal 2 episodes, 1993
Orso Maria Guerrini ...  Gocemar 2 episodes, 1993
Francesco Carnelutti Francesco Carnelutti ...  Egyptian Priest 2 episodes, 1993
Mauro Marino Mauro Marino ...  Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
Maurizio Benazzo Maurizio Benazzo ...  Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
Paco Reconti ...  Sodom Mob Leader 2 episodes, 1993
Aziz Khaldoun Aziz Khaldoun ...  Serug (boy) 2 episodes, 1993
Rodolfo Corsato ...  Camel Rider 2 episodes, 1993
Francesco Siciliano ...  Angel 2 episodes, 1993
Nadim Sawalha ...  Reko 2 episodes, 1993
Mohcine Besri Mohcine Besri ...  2 Angel 2 episodes, 1993
Jawad Cherkaoui Jawad Cherkaoui ...  Egyptian Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Caren Galea Caren Galea ...  Lot's first daughter 2 episodes, 1993
Vittorio Gassman ...  Terah 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Harris ...  Abraham 2 episodes, 1993
Barbara Hershey ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 1993
Abdelahk Lazali Abdelahk Lazali ...  King Amrafel 2 episodes, 1993
Joel Proust Joel Proust ...  King Ched-or-Lao'Mer 2 episodes, 1993
Carolina Rosi ...  Hagar 2 episodes, 1993
Ahmed Sakri Ahmed Sakri ...  2nd Councilor 2 episodes, 1993
Maximilian Schell ...  Pharaoh 2 episodes, 1993
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The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will become a great and numerous tribe. His obedience, as well as that of his children and grandchildren, is severely tested as they prove their faith to God. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Official Sites:

Five Mile River Films

Language:

English

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible: Abraham See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Beta Film,Lube,Lux Vide See more »
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Runtime:

(miniseries)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Sir Richard Harris previously appeared in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) as Cain, which featured George C Scott as Abraham. See more »

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Solid Biblical adaptation
26 January 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

ABRAHAM, a TV film made in 1993, seeks to condense much of the story of the Book of Genesis, most of it involving the character of Abraham and his efforts to secure passage to the promised land where he will become the founder of a new people.

Unlike many television films, this one has strong production values, not least in the outstanding Moroccan locations (representative of the Middle East). Truly, this is a film in which the landscape is a character in itself, and the sun-scorched locales are really something.

Richard Harris delivers a grand old turn as the put-upon Abraham, tasked with undergoing much hardship and challenge by the Creator. Although the film is episodic in nature, going through much familiar ground (the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the sacrifice of the child, the journey to Egypt) the reason it works so well is because it creates identifiable and realistic characters, not just figures lifted from the page.

Therefore Barbara Hershey's Sarah becomes a petulant and rather selfish character; Maximilian Schell's Pharaoh is a vain and pompous monster; and Carolina Rosi and Gottfried John give the best performances, really stealing their scenes with their emotional turns. Be warned, this is a long - 3 hour - production, and slow-moving in parts, but it does the job well.


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