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Samson and Delilah 

Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Thal ...  Samson
Elizabeth Hurley ...  Delilah
Michael Gambon ...  Re Hamun
Dennis Hopper ...  Generale Tariq
Diana Rigg ...  Mara
Daniel Massey ...  Ira
Paul Freeman ...  Manoach
Ben Becker ...  Principe Sidqa
Jale Arikan ...  Noemi
Debora Caprioglio ...  Rani
Alessandro Gassman ...  Amrok
Pinkas Braun ...  Harach
Sebastian Knapp ...  Yoram
Karl Tessler Karl Tessler ...  Jehiel
Luke Mullaney Luke Mullaney ...  Amram
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Storyline

Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have children. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson. The stranger tells her that as one chosen by God Samson will fight the Philistines, will have immense strength at his disposal, but that he may never cut his hair (or drink alcohol); otherwise this gift will be lost. Samson is born and as foretold he grows into a boy with amazing strength. As time passes, Samson becomes an attractive young man and young women begin to interest him more and more. Naomi, a pretty but rather melancholic girl, falls deeply in love with him. During a walk Samson learns the young woman's story. When she was a small child, her village was exterminated by the Philistines and her whole family butchered. Since then Naomi has not only been in mourning, but... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Five Mile River Films

Country:

Germany | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Самсон и Далила See more »

Filming Locations:

Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sebastian Knapp later portrayed an Apostle in two television films about Jesus of Nazareth, but had different roles. Matthew in Jesus (1999) and John in The Bible (2013). See more »

Quotes

Re hamun: This is something Kings must learn and Princes must practice: it's called "listening".
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Followed by Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda (2001) See more »

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Sigh... Please Read before watching
7 February 2016 | by terryhyche-43598See all my reviews

This movie can be graded differently. If you are looking for a movie that stays true to the content of the bible, this movie is very subpar. They rewrite many scenes of the bible. I understand maybe adding scenes (like filler scenes) but to take parts from the bible and then re-write them can be upsetting. If you are looking for a movie that somewhat tells the story as a whole of sampson, then i can see giving it 5 or 6 stars. I unfortunately saw the 1949 version and because of such, I couldn't help but compare these two, and it made this movie look like a kids play. Three boring hours this movie was. Two of the three hours was pure talk.


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