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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

Not Rated | | Musical | Video 5 April 2000
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A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph (Donny Osmond).

Director:

David Mallet

Writers:

Tim Rice (book), Michael Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donny Osmond ... Joseph
Maria Friedman ... Narrator
Richard Attenborough ... Jacob
Ian McNeice ... Potiphar
Joan Collins ... Mrs. Potiphar
Robert Torti ... Pharaoh
Christopher Biggins ... The Baker
Alex Jennings ... Butler
Nicholas Colicos Nicholas Colicos ... Reuben (as Nicolas Colicos)
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Simeon
David J. Higgins David J. Higgins ... Levi (as David J Higgins)
Patrick Clancy Patrick Clancy ... Issachar
Shaun Henson Shaun Henson ... Napthali
Martin Callaghan Martin Callaghan ... Asher
Sebastien Torkia Sebastien Torkia ... Dan
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Storyline

In this filmed adaption of the long-running musical, we see the story of Joseph (Donny Osmond), son of Jacob (Sir Richard Attenborough). The favored son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the Governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh (Robert Torti). This all the sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Taglines:

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Classic Family Musical

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many consider Joseph to be Donny Osmond's hottest role ever due to his long luscious hair and passionate brown eyes. See more »

Goofs

At approx 3 minutes, as the Narrator starts singing, she steps to the side of the lectern in close up. In the next wider shot she is directly behind the lectern and steps to the side of it again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do before they're time on this planet is through. Some just don't have anything planned, they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. Now I don't say who is wrong, who is right. But if by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.
Narrator: We all dream a lot. Some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel. But all that I ...
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits feature clips of each actor with real name listed and then of that actor in his/her character with that name listed as well. The credits of each of the 11 brothers appear in the same order as they are mentioned during the 'Jacob & Sons Song' scene: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah See more »


Soundtracks

Song of the King/
Pharaoh's Dream Explained""
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Robert Torti, Donny Osmond and Company
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User Reviews

Amazing Production
15 May 2000 | by Eli-53See all my reviews

This musical provides everything. I have been a fan of the music of Joseph for many years but I never saw it on stage. As soon as I saw that this production was being made I was very wary of televising a theatrical show but boy was I wrong. The special effects, colors, sound and quality of this production are amazing.

This is the retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and tries a variety of musical numbers, from the Elvis Pharaoh, to the Calypso Judah and the French brothers. All these numbers are in amazing colors.

This really is worth a look, entertaining and very re-watchable!


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Official Sites:

The Really Useful Group

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Great Performances: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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