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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 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 ...  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 devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

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

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Adventure | Drama

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Official Sites:

RHI Entertainment | RHI-TV

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Very good. This is one of the better versions of the Old testament type films.
25 July 2005 | by msammutSee all my reviews

I see a lot of biblical type movies and I must say this is one of the better ones. It takes a humanist view of the stories. The fact that an apple is not used in the Adam and Eve scene should not detract from understanding the story itself. If anyone wants to understand the Old testament stories such as Jacob and Esau and know nothing about it then I would strongly suggest that this version is the better of what is currently available as far as commercial movies are concerned.

The acting is first rate. I do agree that the effects are cheesy but the story, plots an acting convey the messages within the bible well.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know about the popular stories of the Old Testament and have no prior knowledge of them.


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