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In the Beginning 

Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
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Series cast summary:
Martin Landau ...  Abraham 2 episodes, 2000
Jacqueline Bisset ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 2000
Billy Campbell ...  Moses 2 episodes, 2000
Eddie Cibrian ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 2000
Frederick Weller ...  Jacob 2 episodes, 2000
Alan Bates ...  Jethro 2 episodes, 2000
Steven Berkoff ...  Potiphar 2 episodes, 2000
Geraldine Chaplin ...  Yocheved 2 episodes, 2000
Amanda Donohoe ...  Zuleika 2 episodes, 2000
Christopher Lee ...  Rameses I 2 episodes, 2000
Art Malik ...  Rameses II 2 episodes, 2000
Rachael Stirling ...  Young Rebeccah 2 episodes, 2000
Diana Rigg ...  Mature Rebeccah 2 episodes, 2000
Victor Spinetti ...  Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician 2 episodes, 2000
David Threlfall ...  Aaron 2 episodes, 2000
David Warner ...  Eliezer 2 episodes, 2000
Sara Carver ...  Hagar 2 episodes, 2000
Terri Seymour ...  Eve 2 episodes, 2000
Sendhil Ramamurthy ...  Adam 2 episodes, 2000
Sean Pertwee ...  Issac 2 episodes, 2000
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ...  Esau 2 episodes, 2000
Sophie Linfield ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 2000
Crispian Belfrage ...  Simeon 2 episodes, 2000
Tom Harper ...  Benjamin 2 episodes, 2000
Richard Rees Richard Rees ...  Pharaoh Seti I 2 episodes, 2000
Jeremy Peters Jeremy Peters ...  Amran 2 episodes, 2000
Gaby Vear Toscano Gaby Vear Toscano ...  Miriam 2 episodes, 2000
Archie Panjabi ...  Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter 2 episodes, 2000
Brana Bajic Brana Bajic ...  Zipporah 2 episodes, 2000
Jonathan Firth ...  Joshua 2 episodes, 2000
Josephine Amankwah Josephine Amankwah ...  Handmaiden 2 episodes, 2000
Buki Armstrong Buki Armstrong ...  Hittite Woman #1 2 episodes, 2000
Abderrahim Bargache Abderrahim Bargache ...  Merchant 2 episodes, 2000
Benedick Blythe Benedick Blythe ...  Traveller 2 episodes, 2000
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd ...  Rachel's Brother 2 episodes, 2000
Nick Brimble ...  Rider #1 2 episodes, 2000
Ian Burfield ...  Lot 2 episodes, 2000
Mel Claus Crawford Mel Claus Crawford ...  Hittite Woman #2 2 episodes, 2000
Christopher Fairbank ...  Idol Worshipper 2 episodes, 2000
Zoltán Gera Zoltán Gera ...  Cloth Merchant 2 episodes, 2000
Anton Gregory Anton Gregory ...  Pharaoh's Son 2 episodes, 2000
László Görög László Görög ...  Man of Haran 2 episodes, 2000
Edward Hardwicke ...  Isaac (Older) 2 episodes, 2000
Sarah-Jane Holm Sarah-Jane Holm ...  Leah 2 episodes, 2000
Mark Jax Mark Jax ...  Reuben 2 episodes, 2000
János Kulka János Kulka ...  Jacob's Servant 2 episodes, 2000
Sana Laaouani Sana Laaouani ...  Levite Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Abdelkader Lofti Abdelkader Lofti ...  Chief of the Market 2 episodes, 2000
Luke Mably ...  Isaac (Younger) 2 episodes, 2000
Kevork Malikyan ...  Prison Governor 2 episodes, 2000
Gora Mbaye Gora Mbaye ...  Etiopian 2 episodes, 2000
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni ...  Slave Trader 2 episodes, 2000
Vincent Pickering Vincent Pickering ...  Egyptian Officer 2 episodes, 2000
Ronald Pickup ...  Jacob (Older) 2 episodes, 2000
Christopher Routh Christopher Routh ...  Edalak 2 episodes, 2000
Ahmed Saguia Ahmed Saguia ...  Ishmael 2 episodes, 2000
Katharine Schlesinger ...  Miriam 2 episodes, 2000
Stewart Scudamore ...  Judah 2 episodes, 2000
Alan Shearman ...  Chief Cup Bearer 2 episodes, 2000
Matthew Sim ...  Prisoner #1 2 episodes, 2000
Corey J. Smith Corey J. Smith ...  Moses (Toddler) 2 episodes, 2000
Stewart Thompson Stewart Thompson ...  Judah 2 episodes, 2000
Danny Webb ...  Laban 2 episodes, 2000
Anne White Anne White ...  Lot's Wife 2 episodes, 2000
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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

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From creation to the commandments, Man's greatest journey starts here.

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Official Sites:

RHI Entertainment | RHI-TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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The last full length movie of Victor Spinetti (Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician). See more »

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Follows Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) See more »

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Wonderful, if overlong, Hallmark miniseries.
24 March 2009 | by vip_ebriegaSee all my reviews

My Take: An all-star cast and a few glorious visuals make a rather interesting TV movie.

Martin Landau as Abraham? Jacqueline Bisset as his wife Sarah? Christopher Lee in gratuitous cameo as Rameses I? Only TV's Hallmark Entertainment could make this possible. The producer back at Hallmark who might nearly have enough money to make a macho Hollywood blockbuster spend it yet again on a another 3-hour two-part miniseries meant to set ratings on fire. Well not really, but they do come up with a rather interesting and marginally entertaining TV special with an agreeable cast and a modest budget. The movie is basically a 3-hour long adaptation of the most important events of the Old Testament. From Adam and Eve (with cut-for-TV nudity), Abraham and how he became "the Father of All Nations", Joesph and his multicolored dreamcoat and the grand story of Moses and the Exodus, the movie has it all and has time to spare. It's a bit long when watched on DVD rather than the two-part miniseries on TV, but it's an adequate and actually well-crafted effort. Just don't expect it to be anything grand ala Cecil B. Demille, or at least something that would make a cinch to get ratings.

Rating: ***1/2 out of 5.


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