|Featuring:||Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian, Frederick Weller, Alan Bates, Geraldine Chaplin, Amanda Donohoe, Christopher Lee, Art Malik, Diana Rigg, David Warner|
Film description provided by NBC:
In the tradition of Cecil B. DeMille’s sweeping epic “The Ten Commandments,” the earliest stories of the Bible come to life in “In the Beginning.” Covering such stories ranging from Creation to the Ten Commandments, this NBC four-hour miniseries features an all-star international cast.
Filmed in Morocco and Budapest, Hungary, “In The Beginning” focuses on the books of Genesis and Exodus, compellingly weaving together some of the best-loved stories from the largest selling book of all time, the Bible. Two thousand years before the birth of Jesus Christ, charismatic figure Abraham leads his followers to a new land, encouraging them to stop worshipping false idols and instead believe in one true God. Even when God puts Abraham’s faith to the ultimate test, asking him to sacrifice his beloved son, Abraham’s devotion is unwavering, inspiring his followers and descendants to share his belief that his God is the only God.
From one generation to the next, God’s word and covenant are passed verbally, from Abraham to Isaac through Jacob to Joseph and Moses. Favorite Bible tales, including the story of Adam and Eve; Joseph’s coat of many colors and his jealous brothers who sell him into slavery; and Moses’ struggle to free his people from Egyptian rule—including his miraculous parting of the Red Sea—are dramatized.