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Wholly Moses!
     

Wholly Moses!

Director: Gary Weis

Cast: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco

 
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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/2004
UPC:
0043396042056
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

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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 L. Lander Beggar
Richard Pryor Pharaoh
John Ritter Devil
Tom Baker Actor
Tanya Boyd Princess
Maryedith Burrell Actor
Michael Champion Actor
Walter Edmiston God
Brion James Actor
Hap Lawrence Actor
Howard Mann Actor
Ruth Manning Landlady
Andrea Martin Zipporah
Rod McCary Actor
Nicholas Mele Actor
Charles Thomas Murphy Actor
Stan Ross Mohammed
Richard B. Shull Jethro
Sandy Ward Actor
William Watson Actor
Sam Weisman Actor
Lee Wilkof Actor
David Murphy Actor
Ion Teodorescu Actor
Madeline Kahn The Witch

Technical Credits
Gary Weis Director
David Begelman Executive 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

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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