Based on the Holy Scriptures, with additional dialogue by several other hands, The Ten Commandments was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah's daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Moses (Charlton Heston) starts out "in solid" as Pharoah's adopted son (and a whiz at designing pyramids, dispensing such construction-site advice as "Blood makes poor mortar"), but when he discovers his true Hebrew heritage, he attempts to make life easier for his people. Banished by his jealous half-brother Rameses (Yul Brynner), Moses returns fully bearded to Pharoah's court, warning that he's had a message from God and that the Egyptians had better free the Hebrews post-haste if they know what's good for them. Only after the Deadly Plagues have decimated Egypt does Rameses give in. As the Hebrews reach the Red Sea, they discover that Rameses has gone back on his word and plans to have them all killed. But Moses rescues his people with a little Divine legerdemain by parting the Seas. Later, Moses is again confronted by God on Mt. Sinai, who delivers unto him the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the Hebrews, led by the duplicitous Dathan (Edward G. Robinson), are forgetting their religion and behaving like libertines. "Where's your Moses now?" brays Dathan in the manner of a Lower East Side gangster. He soon finds out. DeMille's The Ten Commandments may not be the most subtle and sophisticated entertainment ever concocted, but it tells its story with a clarity and vitality that few Biblical scholars have ever been able to duplicate. It is very likely the most eventful 219 minutes ever recorded to film--and who's to say that Nefertiri (Anne Baxter) didn't make speeches like, "Oh, Moses, Moses, you splendid, stubborn, adorable fool"?
A Tourette Syndrome sufferer who hated school while growing up strives to become the teacher he never had in this inspirational Hallmark Hall of Fame drama. As a young boy, Brad began making off noises - impulsive noises that were impossible to suppress. As a result, Brad was tormented by his classmates, and accused by his teachers of intentionally disrupting class. It wasn't long before Brad started to hate school, but then an understanding principal offered just the kind of encouragement the struggling boy needed to turn his life around. Thanks to the good will of one sympathetic educator, Brad decided to become the kind of teacher who favored patience and kindness over authority and control. After being rejected by twenty-four schools, Brad was finally given the opportunity to prove his true worth as a teacher. This is the story of a man who relied on resilience and determination to get through life, and who devoted his existence to helping others like him overcome incredible odds.
A slacker named Fred (James Marsden) adopts a rabbit (voiced by Russell Brand) that jumps in front of his car, and it turns out this particular creature is next in line to become the Easter Bunny and doesn't want the job. In time, the animal inspires Fred to take charge of his life and save Easter for everyone.
Disappointed to be put on a Harvard waiting list, high schooler Mandy Yang schemes to go to prom with the popular jock son of a senator and Harvard alumnus. But as the emotion of Prom Season escalates, Mandy learns there's more to life than Harvard.
A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy's hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship.