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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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Philip LaZebnik, Nicholas Meyer (additional screenplay material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Moses / God (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Rameses (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Tzipporah (voice)
Sandra Bullock ... Miriam (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... Aaron (voice)
Danny Glover ... Jethro (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Seti (voice)
Helen Mirren ... The Queen (voice)
Steve Martin ... Hotep (voice)
Martin Short ... Huy (voice)
Bobby Motown Bobby Motown ... Rameses Son (voice)
Eden Riegel ... Young Miriam (voice)
Ofra Haza ... Yocheved (voice)
James Avery ... Additional Voices (voice)
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Ramses II and Moses, 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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The Time Is Now See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El príncipe de Egipto See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen DeGeneres was considered for the role of Miriam. See more »

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At the end of Moses' dream sequence, as he falls into the Nile River, he passes a sun-disk with rays that end in the appearance of human hands. This method of depicting the sun is more typical of the reign of Akhenaten (1351-1334 BCE) in the 18th Dynasty and the Amarna period. This is so because of the quasi-monotheistic "heresy" of Akhenaten in which worship of the sun god became prominent. This scene, however takes place during the 19th Dynasty reign of Seti I (1294/1290-1279 BCE). See more »

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[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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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 »

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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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Beautiful and powerful. "The Prince of Egypt" has taken animated movies to a new level.
7 October 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

"The Prince of Egypt" is a surprisingly near perfect movie. The beautifully animated has a great story and storytelling, beautiful songs and a great voice cast.

Animated movies has been taken to a new level with this movie. This is one of the very first animated movies made for an adult mainstream audience. Still the movie has some misplaced humor and 'Disney' like characters, to make this movie appealing for children as well but really this is more a movie for adults than for children. The movie has a serious undertone and some powerful moments, with the burning bush and the splitting of the red sea as the ultimate highlights of the movie.

The characters in the movie are well developed, which is perhaps also thanks to the impressive voice cast that consists out of; Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Ofra Haza. voices that stood out to me were Val Kilmer, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Stewart. But it of course is also due to the nicely done character animation and storytelling that the characters work out really well and are highly realistic and humane. The character's movement and interacting is done really good and with eye for detail.

Another wonderful about his movie is the music composed by Hans Zimmer and friends and songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It sounds weird, songs for a serious movie but it works extremely well for the movie and the storytelling and on top of that the songs are all from a very high level of prestige.

With this movie DreamWorks showed for the first time that they are a worthy competitor for Disney.

The movie and its storytelling are really powerful and impressive and help to make this movie an unforgettable watching experience.

It's a great movie for all ages but mainly adults.

9/10

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