The Prince of Egypt

December 18th, 1998


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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.8/10 (38,783 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Brenda Chapman

Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

Writers: Philip LaZebnik, Nicholas Meyer

Val Kilmer - Moses / God(voice)
Ralph Fiennes - Rameses(voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer - Tzipporah(voice)
Sandra Bullock - Miriam(voice)
Jeff Goldblum - Aaron(voice)
Danny Glover - Jethro(voice)
Patrick Stewart - Seti(voice)
Helen Mirren - The Queen(voice)
Steve Martin - Hotep(voice)
Martin Short - Huy(voice)
James Avery - Additional Voices(voice)
Amick Byram - Moses(singing voice)
Aria Noelle Curzon - Additional Voices(voice)
Sally Dworsky - Miriam(singing voice)
Ofra Haza - Yocheved(voice)

Taglines: The Time Is Now

Release Date: 18 December 1998

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,524,321 (USA) (20 December 1998) (3118 Screens)

Gross: $218,613,188 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The movie was also banned in Indonesia, but later released in Video CD format.

Revealing mistakes: When Moses' mother, brother and sister are hiding from the Egyptians, they see a group of soldiers running past. However, the only things that pass are the soldiers' shadows - the soldiers have been left out.

[first lines]
Overseers: [chanting] Mud... Sand... Water... Straw. Faster! Mud... and lift... sand... and pull... water... and raise up! Straw... Faster!
Hebrews: [singing] With the sting of the whip on my shoulder, with the salt of my sweat on my brow... Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry? Help us now, this dark hour... Deliver us, hear our call, deliver us, Lord of all! Remember us, here in this burning sand! Deliver us, there's a land you promised us! Deliver us to the promised land!

User Review

DreamWorks killed Disney.

Rating: 9/10

I saw Mulan, Anastasia and Prince of Egypt in a row. I loved Mulan, I loved Anastasia even more, and now... Well, I must say that Prince of Egypt is probably the best of all. I'd even say, the best animation feature ever produced in the USA (aside from Batman : Mask of the Phantasm).

It is a real piece of art, aiming to entertain everybody, not only act as a baby-sitter movie for kids. There aren't even any pets here. Only a great story, moving scenes, credible characters and fantastic music and storyboard. You will love this one.