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Simona Ferraro ...
 Lot's Wife 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Radcliffe ...
Jude Alderson ...
Evelina Meghnagi ...
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 1st Councilor 2 episodes, 1993
Danny Mertsoy ...
 Ishmael (age 9) 2 episodes, 1993
Giuseppe Peluso ...
 Ishmael (age 16) 2 episodes, 1993
Timur Yusef ...
 Isaac (age 5) 2 episodes, 1993
Taylor Scipio ...
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 Mekhizedek 2 episodes, 1993
Mattia Sbragia ...
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Vincent Riotta ...
 King Ar'loch 2 episodes, 1993
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 King of Sodom 2 episodes, 1993
Mario Erpichini ...
 King of Haran 2 episodes, 1993
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 King Tidal 2 episodes, 1993
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Francesco Carnelutti ...
 Egyptian Priest 2 episodes, 1993
Mauro Marino ...
 Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
Maurizio Benazzo ...
 Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 1993
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 Sodom Mob Leader 2 episodes, 1993
Aziz Khaldoun ...
 Serug (boy) 2 episodes, 1993
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 Camel Rider 2 episodes, 1993
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Mohcine Besri ...
Jawad Cherkaoui ...
 Egyptian Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Caren Galea ...
 Lot's first daughter 2 episodes, 1993
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Abdelahk Lazali ...
 King Amrafel 2 episodes, 1993
Joel Proust ...
 King Ched-or-Lao'Mer 2 episodes, 1993
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Ahmed Sakri ...
 2nd Councilor 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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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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Classic Old Testament story masterpiece
12 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This little TV movie was a masterpiece. It's one of Richard Harris' most brilliant roles as he seems to become Abraham. The movie takes us on a journey from Abraham's initial trek to an unknown land, to the birth of Ishmael and Isaac. Barbara Hershey couldn't have been better as Sarah. The portrayal of the Egyptian pharaoh, the voice of God that speaks to Abraham -- all the way to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra and the close call with Isaac -- all were done with taste and sensitivity. As some have pointed out, the special effects often looked like overlays, but it didn't adversely affect the power of the film.

The movie covers a lot of ground and while it is long the time goes by quickly because the acting was so beautifully realized. Harris' portrayal of Abraham truly is emotional and realistic. The cast and crew handled the topic with sensitivity and like so many other religious films, this one stays focused on the story and shuns proselytizing, goopy music or silly dialog. This film does not suffer from any of those common problems. I'd highly recommend this film. Well worth the experience.


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