The story of Herschel. He wanted to be Moses... but he didn't have the right connections. An all-star comedy cast hams it up in this hilarious Biblical spoof. Discovered in a desert cave is an ancient document which casts new light on an old story. The infant Moses, as the story goes, was dispatched down the Nile and rescued by the Pharaoh's daughter, But on the same morning, another child - Herschel - was also set afloat. Herschel just happened to sail past the princess with a helpful nudge from Moses. So the question is, who was truly God's Chosen? Moses or Herschel? Dudley Moore stars as the adult Herschel trying to find his place in the scheme of things. Also starring are Laraine Newman as Herschel's lusty bride, James Coco as his father and slave, and Richard Pryor as the wildly idiosyncratic Pharaoh.

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Wholly Moses! (1980)

Comedy

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The story of Herschel. He wanted to be Moses... but he didn't have the right connections. An all-star comedy cast hams it up in this hilarious Biblical spoof. Discovered in a desert cave is an ancient document which casts new light on an old story. The infant Moses, as the story goes, was dispatched down the Nile and rescued by the Pharaoh's daughter, But on the same morning, another child - Herschel - was also set afloat. Herschel just happened to sail past the princess with a helpful nudge from Moses. So the question is, who was truly God's Chosen? Moses or Herschel? Dudley Moore stars as the adult Herschel trying to find his place in the scheme of things. Also starring are Laraine Newman as Herschel's lusty bride, James Coco as his father and slave, and Richard Pryor as the wildly idiosyncratic Pharaoh.

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Cast
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Dudley Moore

Harvey Orchid/Herschel
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Laraine Newman

Zoey/Zerelda
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James Coco

Hyssop
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Paul Sand

God's Angel
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Jack Gilford

Tailor
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Dom DeLuise

Shadrach
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John Houseman

The Archangel
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Madeline Kahn

The Witch
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David L. Lander

The Beggar
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Richard Pryor

Pharaoh
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John Ritter

Satan (The Devil)
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Richard B. Shull

Jethro
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Tanya Boyd

Princess
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Ruth Manning

Landlady
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Walker Edmiston

God (voice)
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Andrea Martin

Zipporah
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Stan Ross

Mohammed
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Tom Baker

Egyptian Captain
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Maryedith Burrell

Villager
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Michael Champion

Sodom Sentry
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Patty Farinelli

Orgy Guest
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Lauren Frost

Moses' Mother
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Jeffrey Jacquet

Young Pharoah
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Brion James

Guard at Banquet
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Shelley Johnson

2nd Maiden
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Hap Lawrence

Blind Man
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Howard Mann

High Priest
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Rod McCary

Hittite Emissary
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Nicholas Mele

Israeli Photographer (as Nick Mele)
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Anita Merritt

Slave Girl
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Donna Lee Miller

Rebekah
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Charles Thomas Murphy

Tour Guide
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David Murphy

Teenager
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Lois Robbins

1st Maiden
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Ion Teodorescu

Court Magician
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Sandy Ward

Taskmaster
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William Watson

Bandit
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Sam Weisman

Talent Coordinator
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Lee Wilkof

Townsperson
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Lisa Caimano

Baby Moses (uncredited)
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Michelle Caimano

Baby Moses (uncredited)
Crew
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Gary Weis

Director
Disc Releases
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Wholly Moses!

(DVD)

7/6/2004

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