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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

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A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.

Director:

David Mallet

Writers:

Tim Rice (book), Michael Walsh
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An animated version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the biblical tale of Joseph, the son of Israel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donny Osmond ... Joseph
Maria Friedman ... Narrator
Richard Attenborough ... Jacob
Joan Collins ... Mrs. Potiphar
Christopher Biggins ... The Baker
Robert Torti ... Pharaoh
Alex Jennings ... Butler
Nicholas Colicos Nicholas Colicos ... Reuben (as Nicolas Colicos)
Ian McNeice ... Potiphar
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Simeon
David J. Higgins David J. Higgins ... Levi (as David J Higgins)
Patrick Clancy Patrick Clancy ... Issachar
Shaun Henson Shaun Henson ... Napthali
Martin Callaghan Martin Callaghan ... Asher
Sebastien Torkia Sebastien Torkia ... Dan
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Storyline

In this filmed adaption of the long-running musical, we see the story of Joseph, son of Jacob. The favored son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the Governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. This all the sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Classic Family Musical

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Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

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Great Performances: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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Trivia

The original West End production opened in 1972. The Broadway production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened at the Royale Theater on January 27, 1982, ran for seven hundred forty-seven performances, and was nominated for the 1982 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book, and Score. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the 'Potiphar' song, Potiphar's wife puts her cigarette into her mouth, then in the next shot, she is seen putting the cigarette into her mouth again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some folks dream of the wonders they'll do before they're time on this planet is through. Some just don't have anything planned, they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. Now I don't say who is wrong, who is right. But if by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.
Narrator: We all dream a lot. Some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel. But all that I...
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Crazy Credits

Ending credits feature clips of each actor with real name listed and then of that actor in his/her character with that name listed as well. The credits of each of the 11 brothers appear in the same order as they are mentioned during the 'Jacob & Sons Song' scene: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah See more »

Connections

Version of Joseph 2000 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Potiphar
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Maria Friedman, Ian McNeice, Joan Collins, Donny Osmond and Company
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Amazing Production
15 May 2000 | by Eli-53See all my reviews

This musical provides everything. I have been a fan of the music of Joseph for many years but I never saw it on stage. As soon as I saw that this production was being made I was very wary of televising a theatrical show but boy was I wrong. The special effects, colors, sound and quality of this production are amazing.

This is the retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and tries a variety of musical numbers, from the Elvis Pharaoh, to the Calypso Judah and the French brothers. All these numbers are in amazing colors.

This really is worth a look, entertaining and very re-watchable!


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