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In the Beginning (2000)





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A kind of "best-of" account of the books of Genesis and Exodus, this two-part NBC miniseries aired in November 2000. Part One, set in the desert, covers the stories of Abraham (Martin Landau), Sarah (Jacqueline Bisset), Isaac (Sean Pertwee), Rebeccah (Diana Rigg), Esau (Andrew Grainger), and Jacob (Frederick Weller) and culminates with the enslavement of Joseph (Eddie Cibrian). Part Two, set in biblical Egypt, focuses on the story of Moses (Billy Campbell) and his deliverance of his people from slavery. Also included in the miniseries' huge and illustrious cast are Alan Bates as Jethro, Geraldine Chaplin as Yocheved, and Jonathan Firth as Joshua.


Diana Rigg
as Rebeccah
Christopher Lee
as Rameses I
Alan Bates
as Jethro
Rachael Stirling
as Young Rebeccah
Art Malik
as Rameses II
Victor Spinetti
as Pharaoh's Magician
David Warner
as Eliezer
Tom Harper
as Benjamin
Mark Jax
as Reuben
Armed Saquia
as Ishmael
Roland Pickup
as Old Jacob
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All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

I particularly like Eve and her serpent, but the golden calf is a wowser, too, and a snazzier creation myth is unlikely to be seen outside the Sistine Chapel.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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