The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
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1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Ben Kingsley ...  Potiphar 2 episodes, 1995
Paul Mercurio ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 1995
Martin Landau ...  Jacob 2 episodes, 1995
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Potiphar's Wife 2 episodes, 1995
Alice Krige ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 1995
Dominique Sanda ...  Leah 2 episodes, 1995
Warren Clarke ...  Ednan 2 episodes, 1995
Stefano Dionisi ...  Pharaoh 2 episodes, 1995
Gloria Carlin Gloria Carlin ...  Bilah 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Angelis ...  Reuben - oldest son 2 episodes, 1995
Vincenzo Nicoli ...  Simeon 2 episodes, 1995
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ...  Levi 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Attwell ...  Judah 2 episodes, 1995
Davide Cincis Davide Cincis ...  Dan 2 episodes, 1995
Rodolfo Corsato ...  Naphtali 2 episodes, 1995
Pete Lee-Wilson ...  Gad 2 episodes, 1995
Selva Rasalingam ...  Asher 2 episodes, 1995
Diego Wallraff ...  Issacar 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Zimmermann Michael Zimmermann ...  Zebulon 2 episodes, 1995
Paloma Baeza ...  Dinah 2 episodes, 1995
Anna Mazzotti Anna Mazzotti ...  Zilpah 2 episodes, 1995
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The story begins in Egypt, in the marketplace of Avaris where Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar, the Pharaoh's Chief Steward. Joseph, the favored son of the patriarch Jacob, was given into captivity by his own envious brothers. A tireless and highly productive worker, Joseph wins his master's trust and is named steward of Potiphar's household. However, Joseph also unwittingly arouses the lust of Potiphar's wife. Luring him into her room one day, she orders Joseph to give her pleasure. But Joseph prefers punishment, even death, to betraying his master. As he flees from the room, the desperate woman tears off Joseph's garment and brandishes it as proof of her violation. As Potiphar questions him, Joseph begins to narrate the story of his past, a tale of suffering and hardship. We flash back to the time when Jacob and his family settled near the town of Schechem. It is a brief and unhappy stay, for when Jacob's daughter Dinah is ravished by the young prince of Schechem, Jacob's sons ... Written by Anonymous

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Martin Landau and Lesley Ann Warren were regulars on Mission: Impossible (1966). See more »

Quotes

Reuben: Father, I cannot leave Simeon in prison. If I fail to bring Benjamin back I offer the lives of my own two sons.
Jacob: How typical of you, Reuben. If I lose Benjamin I can begin exterminating my entire family!
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Connections

Version of The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974) See more »

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I was deeply touched by this film
12 June 2003 | by candleinheartSee all my reviews

I happened to catch the TV movie Joseph a few weeks ago. Didn't see the beginning but it captured my attention immediately. I am a senior and usually 'fade' around 10 PM, but this movie had me alert and involved until over at 11 or midnight! The realism, the scenery, the accuracy; it was great! Martin Landau was the best I have ever seen him as the Patriarch Father. I absolutely LOVED the Pharaoh portrayed by Stephen Landisi. He was perfect. But Paul Mercurio gets 10 stars in this role. He was superb!!! Throughout he portrays the slave role with quiet dignity; his faith and belief in God absolutely marvelous, convincing, pure. The scene where he reveals himself as Joseph, not as second in command of all Egypt, to his brothers tearfully, poignantly is one of the best acting scenes I have seen in years. How refreshing the movie was, so revealing of human frailties, evil; so full of compassion, forgiveness. Mr. Mercurio has emotional depths there to hopefully portray many powerfully moving roles in the future. Bravo! THE BEST movie I've seen in years. I bought it and have since viewed it three times. My two sons loved it, my sister (a savvy New York theater goer) loved it, and now my future daughter- in-law is to see it with son who wants to see it a second time. It moved me deeply. Mercurio is wonderful. Isn't this the epitome of great film? To bring history alive?To touch hearts and lift the spirit?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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Joseph See more »

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Beta Film, Lube, Lux Vide See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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