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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

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A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

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Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez (as Robert Ramirez)

Writers:

Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (screenplay), Raymond Singer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Joseph (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Judah (voice)
Richard Herd ... Jacob (voice)
Maureen McGovern ... Rachel (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Asenath (voice)
Judith Light ... Zuleika (voice)
James Eckhouse ... Potiphar (voice)
Richard McGonagle ... Pharaoh (voice)
David Campbell ... Joseph (singing voice)
Steven Weber ... Simeon / Slave Trader (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Auctioneer / Horse Trader (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Butler (voice)
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Baker (voice) (as Ken Campbell)
Tom Virtue ... Reuben (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Levi (voice)
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Storyline

When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his ten brothers hate him even more, and are driven to sell him to desert merchants, who take him to Egypt. There he is made the servant of a wealthy Egyptian who misunderstands him, and has him thrown into prison. He shows his God-given gift by interpreting the dreams of two other prisoners. Eventually, the Pharaoh begins to be plagued by dreams, and sends for Joseph, who interprets them and saves Egypt in the process. He is made second in command to Pharaoh, and has most of Egypt's grain stored. Eventually his brothers arrive in Egypt to buy food because of famine, and he must forgive them. Then the dreams that had angered his brothers, were in reality prophecies that had come from God. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Official Sites:

DreamWorks SKG

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joseph: King of Dreams See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The adornments Joseph is given after interpreting Pharaoh's dreams are a wink to the earlier DreamWorks film, The Prince of Egypt (1998). Joseph very closely resembles Moses. See more »

Goofs

One of Joseph's brothers has a hat on inside a tent, then they all walk outside and it shows that same brother with his hat off, then he puts it on. See more »

Quotes

Asenath: [after Joseph has placed Simeon under arrest] Joseph, they are just trying to feed their families.
Joseph: They're thieves, here to steal our grain.
Asenath: They needed food and they were ready to pay for it. Joseph, they've done nothing to you.
Joseph: Nothing?
[pauses and sighs]
Joseph: They're my brothers.
Asenath: [in disbelief] What?
Joseph: They sold me. They sold me into slavery. I never got to say goodbye to my mother, I never got to watch my father grow old.
Asenath: Joseph, I didn't know.
[hugs him]
[...]
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Connections

Follows The Prince of Egypt (1998) See more »

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Bloom Reprise
Performed by Jodi Benson
Produced and Arranged by Danny Pelfrey
Music and lyrics by John Joseph Bucchino
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Left me breathless
15 December 2000 | by BabyCarrotSee all my reviews

Ever since I started hearing rumors about this on Prince of Egypt message boards last year, I was pretty much looking forward to seeing it - though in the early stages of this news, I didn't take it too seriously. However, it is no longer a rumor but is now for real. And I must say, it left me breathless. I will probably sound high saying this but anyway...it was a *beautiful* movie. It made me laugh and cry. It was really emotional. The songs really touched my heart, and now they are stuck to my mind! Of course, that's not a problem and I loved the way the dreams were presented, they reminded me of the paintings of Van Gogh and other expressionist paintings. I also found a lot of things to be similar to PoE, especially those words before the start of the movie....but then I suppose I can understand that they made it like that since the two stories are related. Yhe characters look like the ones in Prince, too. It really reminds me a lot about Prince, yet I find it difficult to say which one is better.

Love it and I will watch it again. It is unforgettable. I really loved the scene when Joseph first enters Egypt, the city seemed sooo...majestic. I was totally glued to it and the way they portrayed the characters really interesting too. They made them seem so real, especially the relationships between the family members and Joseph was...amazing and I admire his personality too. If I were Jacob, I would be *swelling* with pride. Bwn Affleck did a superb job as him.

Indeed, I will see this movie again and again.


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