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In the Beginning 

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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's (Martin Landau's) devotion and Joseph's (Eddie Cibrian's) betrayal.
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2000  
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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 ...  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 ...  Cloth Merchant 2 episodes, 2000
Anton Gregory Anton Gregory ...  Pharaoh's Son 2 episodes, 2000
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 (Martin Landau's) devotion and Joseph's (Eddie Cibrian's) betrayal.

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

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

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Followed by Barabbas (2012) See more »

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Ponderous and overlong TV mini-series but definitely worth watching
14 September 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Enjoyable Biblical stories from the books of Genesis and Exodus , from creation to commandments , man's greatest journey starts here . It includes the exciting tales of Abraham , Issac , Jacob , Joseph , Moiseh , among others . Epic TV miniseries formed by two parts , packing known actors , great production design and spectacular scenes . It begins with with Abraham's devotion , well played by Martin Landau , and his long journey to the promised land . Abraham (Martin Landau) tells his tribe the history of the Genesis : covering the world creation , Garden of Eden , Adam (Ramamurthy) , Eve (Terri Seymour) , Caín, Abel , Noah , the grand universal flood and anything else . Abraham married Sarah (Jacqueline Bisset) , they will have not children , then Abraham's slave , Agar (Sara Carver) , had a son from Abraham called Ismael . Later on , a son was born from an elderly Sarah : Isaac . After that, Abraham is ordered by God to sacrifice his son Isaac . It goes with Issac (Sean Pertwee) who married Rebeccah (Rachael Stirling as Young Rebeccah and Diana Rigg as Mature Rebeccah) , they had two sons Jacob (Frederick Weller) , and Esau (Grainger) . Shortly after , Jacob posing as Esau is blessed by Isaac as his successor .

Subsequently , in the second part is treated the Bíblical story of Joseph's betrayal , who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers . Joseph (Eddie Cibrian) is sold to Pothiphar, (Steven Berkoff) , one day is seduced by his tempting wife , (Amanda Donohue) , and Joseph is locked . In prison he prophetizes the future by interpreting dark dreams . He is called by Pharaoh Ramses I , (Christopher Lee) , and he describes the famous dreams about seven fat cows , and seven thin cows , that is why after 7 years of plenty of harvest , Egypt will suffer 7 years of starvation . Convinced Pharaoh appointed Joseph as the main chancellor . Later on , the series concerns Moses , (Bill Campbell) , leading Jews out of Egypt . He was son of a Jewish slave and abandoned on a based over river Nile , being picked up by an Egyptian princess . He becomes an Egyptian prince ; when his Hebrew origin is revealed , he flees but he returns Egypt along with his brother Aaron , (David Threlfall) , getting freedom for the Jews . Moíses faces off Pharaon Ramses II , (Art Malik) , and Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician (Victor Spinetti) , with the known consequences , plagues, river of blood , mosquitos , death of Egyptian children , among others . Then Pharaoh seeks vengeance ....Moiseh as liberador Jews leads his people through the sunny desert and finally climbs the Mount Sinai , bringing the Holy Tablets . Meanwhile , Jewish people worshipping the golden calf.

Professionally made Bíblical production dealing with relevant epic deeds in the Old testament . It is a luxuriously mounted and well intentioned production that gives an feeling of religious spectacle . The series was well directed by Kevin Connor . Kevin is an expert filmmaker usually for TV and ocasionally for cinema . He has shot various biography movies as Marco Polo, BlackBeard , Mary mother of Jesus, Mother Teresa and Elizabeth Taylor story . Kevin Connor made in similar style various adventure movies , such as : ¨The land that time forgot (1975)¨, ¨Warlord of Atlantis¨ (76) , and ¨The people that time forgot (77)¨.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En el comienzo See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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