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Arthur the King (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery  -  26 April 1985 (USA)
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Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her. Forbidden ... See full summary »

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Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her. Forbidden love, revenge, family rivalry, and magic are all prominent themes. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Barry Stokes, Garry Sundquist , Richard Heffer and Lambert Wilson were all possibles for Lancelot. See more »

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Version of First Knight (1995) See more »

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So bad, it is bad!!
15 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is on as I type. I have just happened upon it while channel surfing. My God it is worse than appalling. How actors like Edward Woodward, Malcolm McDowell, and Candice Bergen got suckered into this is beyond me. Rupert Everett is an awful actor and deserves nothing better, but the others!! It really is beyond awful and nothing about it has the ring of authenticity. The script must have been written by that limitless number of monkeys that everyone talks about. It does actually go to show that good actors are only really as good as the material they have to work with and no- one comes out of this smelling of roses. A friend of mine taught Everett as a teenager and liked him but I think he is a minor talent who looked good as a youth but has nothing to offer as a mature actor. There is absolutely nothing to recommend this as a film not even a " so bad it is good" kind of recommendation-it is merely an embarrassment.


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