Adaptation of the Biblical stories of Noah and Lot and how God destroyed the world due to the evil of mankind.




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Complete series cast summary:
Jon Voight ...  Noah 2 episodes, 1999
Mary Steenburgen ...  Naamah 2 episodes, 1999
F. Murray Abraham ...  Lot 2 episodes, 1999
Carol Kane ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Bazeley ...  Shem 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Cake ...  Japhet 2 episodes, 1999
Alexis Denisof ...  Ham 2 episodes, 1999
Emily Mortimer ...  Esther 2 episodes, 1999
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 1999
Sonya Walger ...  Miriam 2 episodes, 1999
James Coburn ...  The 'Peddler' 2 episodes, 1999
Max Phipps ...  Jezer 2 episodes, 1999
Joseph Spano Joseph Spano ...  Micah 2 episodes, 1999
Terry Norris ...  High Priest 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Biggins ...  First Priest 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Sheridan Michael Sheridan ...  Second priest 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Essex Robert Essex ...  Old Zur 2 episodes, 1999
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ...  Joel 2 episodes, 1999
Howard Stanley Howard Stanley ...  Tola 2 episodes, 1999
Julie Day Julie Day ...  Bertha 2 episodes, 1999
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 1999
Deni Gordon Deni Gordon ...  Ruth's Mother 2 episodes, 1999
Evelyn Krape ...  Esther's Mother 2 episodes, 1999
Daniel Daperis Daniel Daperis ...  Young Shem 2 episodes, 1999
William Dayble William Dayble ...  Young Japheth 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Encavey Jonathan Encavey ...  Young Ham 2 episodes, 1999
Dino Marnika ...  Rufus 2 episodes, 1999
Linda O'Grady Linda O'Grady ...  Micah's Wife 2 episodes, 1999
Clarence Biyan Clarence Biyan ...  Pirate 1 2 episodes, 1999
Michael O'Malley ...  Pirate 2 2 episodes, 1999


In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <>

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It was the end of the world... And the beginning of hope.


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Filming took place in Lysterfield, Victoria. See more »


Noah and Naamah speak with American accents, but their three sons speak with British accents. Similar dichotomies happen among some of the other families depicted. See more »


High Priest: I forget what we're doing tonight.
First Priest: You're sacrificing a virgin to the rain god Mole.
High Priest: What for?
Second priest: Rain, what else? Rain.
[to second priest]
Second priest: He's passed it.
First Priest: We'll have to elect ourselves a new one.
High Priest: Rain? Oh, yes, of course. Of course, rain. Isn't that little Ruth? Why are we sacrificing her?
First Priest: She's the only virgin we could find on such short notice.
Second priest: If we had more time...
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Alternate Versions

In Germany, there are two different versions of the first part. One of them is a cut-version. See more »


Version of Long Ago and Far Away: Noah's Ark (1989) See more »

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Sink It
4 May 1999 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I now know what eternity would be like. This incredible mess occupied four hours I will never get back. My kids wanted to watch it. They liked the animals. I am no Old Testament scholar, but the way the script played fast and loose with the details, was really disappointing. I'm sure all of us remember Lot! He's the guy who left the city of Sodom with his wife. She looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. I never realized he kept her finger in a jar after that. I also didn't know that he later became a pirate and tried to board the ark. If Noah had gone up the mountain to get the Ten Commandments, I wouldn't have been surprised. You can imagine a screenwriter, trying to adapt about two Bible chapters into a four hour mini-series. Still, with imagination and effort, it could have worked. The characters are ridiculous. This has got to be the lowest that Mary Steenbergen has gone. Her character is a mawkish idiot, spouting 1960's June Cleaver dialogue. Noah, played by John Voight, is a buffoon, and then they have these three sons who shovel dung and complain. Except for Japhet, who is the artist. He sits around and ponders. One of them develops a ventriloquist act and talks to an orange for about an hour. The animals are superimposed using computer graphics but not very well. I know it is a mini-series, but visually it is awful.

Most of the film involves the Noah family sitting around being bored. There is this thing about not putting a rudder on the boat so they are floating around, as if they knew where they were going anyway. The Lord was my favorite. He had this silly conversational voice, somewhat indecisive and flippant, sort of like George Burns. The scene where the whole family goes temporarily insane is when I finally gave up. I am as open minded as the next person, but I'd like to hear some sort of justification for this mess. Was it entirely tongue in cheek? Did I miss the whole point because no-one was supposed to be serious. Oh, well, I am interested to see other comments about this thing.

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