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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

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Philip LaZebnik, Nicholas Meyer (additional screenplay material)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Moses / God (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Rameses (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Tzipporah (voice)
Sandra Bullock ... Miriam (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... Aaron (voice)
Danny Glover ... Jethro (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Seti (voice)
Helen Mirren ... The Queen (voice)
Steve Martin ... Hotep (voice)
Martin Short ... Huy (voice)
Bobby Motown Bobby Motown ... Rameses Son (voice)
Eden Riegel ... Young Miriam (voice)
Ofra Haza ... Yocheved (voice)
James Avery ... Additional Voices (voice)
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Ramses II and Moses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on Earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Two brothers united by friendship divided by destiny See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prince of Egypt See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,524,321, 20 December 1998

Gross USA:

$101,413,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,613,188
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Changes were made to the story to make it work as an animated feature. Here is a short list of differences between the movie and the Biblical account of the Exodus.
  • 1. Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, not his wife.
  • 2. Moses murdered the Egyptian slave master, and even tried to hide his body. He did not kill him by accident.
  • 3. Aaron supported Moses from the beginning, and even helped perform some of the miracles of God. Aaron did not doubt Moses.
4. It was Aaron who turned his staff into a snake, and turned the water of the Nile to blood, not Moses. See more »

Goofs

During Moses's nightmare, Miriam is wearing pink (like she does throughout the rest of the film). When they arrive at the water's edge and the adult Moses sees his mother put his baby counterpart in the basket, Miriam is wearing orange. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Overseers: [chanting] Mud... Sand... Water... Straw. Faster! Mud... and lift... sand... and pull... water... and raise up! Straw... Faster!
Hebrews: [singing] With the sting of the whip on my shoulder, with the salt of my sweat on my brow... Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry? Help us now, this dark hour... Deliver us, hear our call, deliver us, Lord of all! Remember us, here in this burning sand! Deliver us, there's a land you promised us! Deliver us to the promised land!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, there are verses from religious texts - the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Koran - in praise of Moses. See more »


Soundtracks

When You Believe
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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User Reviews

Wonderful animated film (it's not a cartoon... :-) )
7 January 2000 | by ShauriSee all my reviews

Songs were wonderfully inspiring. They contributed to the flavour of the movie instead of being distracting. They continued to tell the story instead of being used strictly for entertainment purposes. No hokey happy 'Disney' songs which would have completely ruined the atmosphere.

Yaayy! It got the PG rating it needed! Parents need to be aware that their children will have questions, that this is NOT a happy-go-lucky Disney cartoon. It is a though provoking, question raising Dreamworks animation that was wonderfully done. Obviously not a 100% accurate retelling of the story in Exodus, but it's a feature film, not a bible study class. :-) Although there are some pretty good study guides for those that want to use it as such.

So.. Please DO let your children see it, but give them a little background first. Tell them the basic story behind it. And ENJOY!


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