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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Moses / God (voice)
... Rameses (voice)
... Tzipporah (voice)
... Miriam (voice)
... Aaron (voice)
... Jethro (voice)
... Seti (voice)
... The Queen (voice)
... Hotep (voice)
... Huy (voice)
Bobby Motown ... Rameses Son (voice)
... Young Miriam (voice)
... Yocheved (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe de Egipto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,524,321, 20 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,217,900, 16 May 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,613,188
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Trivia

Orion, the hunter, from Greek mythology, is the constellation featured at the end of the final plague against the first born. See more »

Goofs

While Rameses and Moses are fleeing from the temple on their chariots their horses neck bands are missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Overseers: [chanting] Mud... Sand... Water... Straw. Faster! Mud... and lift... sand... and pull... water... and raise up! Straw... Faster!
Hebrews: [singing] With the sting of the whip on my shoulder, with the salt of my sweat on my brow... Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry? Help us now, this dark hour... Deliver us, hear our call, deliver us, Lord of all! Remember us, here in this burning sand! Deliver us, there's a land you promised us! Deliver us to the promised land!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, there are verses from religious texts - the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Koran - in praise of Moses. See more »

Connections

Featured in Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #4.25 (2012) See more »

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When You Believe
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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An amazing story, amazingly converted to the big screen
23 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

When i watched 'The Prince of Egypt' in the theatre, i was godsmacked by the amazing graphics. Dreamworks has made a movie, a cartoon admittedly, but this movie couldn't be made if it weren't a cartoon. This way the movie has no borders or boundries.. and the story is exploited to the fullest.

The story reminded me a bit of the Lion King, the cartoon by Disney two years earlier .. also it was about a (sort of) king-to-be which goes away to another place, only to return to the hometown sometime later with a lot of vengeance towards a lot of people. This story is straight from the bible, and what book holds more amazing and involving stories as this ancient book. And this movie is all that. Even believing people, who swear by the bible found the movie excellent.

'The Prince of Egypt' is a romantic drama, which draws you in and won't let you go... I described this movie as the best movie i saw in '97, maybe it's a little overrated, but that's how i felt walking out of the movie theatre. Almost whole of hollywood does a voice (Sandra Bullock, Val Kilmer etc.) and with the helping hand of Mr. Spielberg himself, this is a masterpiece not to miss !!!!


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