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Wholly Moses!

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A broadly farcical comedy that attempts to ape the wickedly funny, Bible-spoofing humor of the previous year's Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), this all-star rib-tickler top-lines Dudley Moore as Herschel, a historical also-ran whose life so closely parallels that of Moses that Herschel begins believing that he, not the other guy, is God's chosen prophet, setting out to free his people from slavery even though his services are not required. Herschel's travels are always a step or two behind Moses and bring ...
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A broadly farcical comedy that attempts to ape the wickedly funny, Bible-spoofing humor of the previous year's Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), this all-star rib-tickler top-lines Dudley Moore as Herschel, a historical also-ran whose life so closely parallels that of Moses that Herschel begins believing that he, not the other guy, is God's chosen prophet, setting out to free his people from slavery even though his services are not required. Herschel's travels are always a step or two behind Moses and bring him into the company of various period personnel, including Egypt's Pharoah (Richard Pryor), the Devil (John Ritter), an angel (Paul Sand), and the beautiful Zerelda (Laraine Newman). He also discovers that his slave, Hyssop (James Coco), is actually his biological father. Herschel eventually becomes the subject of the lost "Book of Herschel", recounted in a scroll discovered by a modern-day couple (also played by Moore and Newman) vacationing in the Holy Land. Wholly Moses (1980) co-stars several other recognizable actors in supporting roles, including John Houseman, Madeline Kahn, and Jack Gilford.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2004
  • UPC: 043396042056
  • Original Release: 1980
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dudley Moore Harvey/Herschel
Laraine Newman Zoe/Zerelda
James Coco Hyssop
Paul Sand Angel of the Lord
Jack Gilford Tailor
Dom DeLuise Shadrach
John Houseman Archangel
David Lander Beggar
Richard Pryor Pharaoh
John Ritter Devil
Tom Baker
Tanya Boyd Princess
Maryedith Burrell
Michael Champion
Walter Edmiston Voice Only
Brion James
Hap Lawrence
Howard Mann
Ruth Manning Landlady
Andrea Martin Zipporah
Rod McCary
Nicholas Mele
Charles Thomas Murphy
Stan Ross Mohammed
Richard B. Shull Jethro
Sandy Ward
William Watson
Sam Weisman
Lee Wilkof
David Murphy
Ion Teodorescu
Madeline Kahn The Witch
Technical Credits
Gary Weis Director
David Begelman Executive Producer, Producer
Robert de Vestel Set Decoration/Design
Freddie Fields Producer
Dale Hennesy Production Designer
Sid Levin Editor
John Speak Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Stanley Cinematographer
L. Andrew Stone Asst. Director
Guy Thomas Screenwriter
Guy C. Verhille Costumes/Costume Designer
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Williams Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Idol Maker
3. Bandits!
4. Summoned by Pharaoh
5. Road Trip
6. Holy Ground
7. Back to Egypt
8. New Sodom
9. The Chosen One?
10. Before Pharaoh
11. Divine Intervention
12. Herschel Questions God
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Side #1 --
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