This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Did You Know?
In an "Interview with Bruce Beresford
" in 'Signet' magazine published on 15th May 1999, director Beresford said: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never licked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere
was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces". See more
Shown in the confrontation with Goliath, David using a sling strikes Goliath on the bridge of the nose and the rock glances off. According to the Bible, David struck Goliath on his forehead and the stone sank into his forehead and Goliath fell on his face to the ground. (1 Sam. 17:49) See more
The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state.
Since when have the affairs of state taken precedence over the affairs of God?
[shoves his way past and enters Saul's throne room
...Samuel. We welcome you. With God's blessing, our victory is complete.
Is THIS how you show Him your gratitude... by robbing the Amalekites of their women and cattle? By holding their king in chains?
We were discussing a possible treaty. The king is to be ransomed...
Version of David and Goliath