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King Ralph (1991)

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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

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When an accident obliterates the British royal family and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham? Written by Reid Gagle

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When Ralph becomes royalty, laughter reigns! See more »

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Kung Ralph  »

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$34,002,045 (USA)
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Trivia

King Ralph (John Goodman)'s title was Ralph I or Ralph the 1st. His baby son was affectionately billed in the credits as Ralph II. See more »

Goofs

A "king of Finland" appears in the movie. That country is a republic since 1919 and thus has no king. It has never had its own royal house. See more »

Quotes

Sir Cedric Willingham: Your majesty, may I present the Sovereign King Mulamboa of Zambezi.
Ralph Jones: [seeing that the king is black, using a Eubonics dialect] Hey, homes! Whas happenin'! Gimme quintet, brother!
King Mulamboa: I do not comprehend, Your Majesty!
Ralph Jones: Uh, welcome, Your Majesty. On behalf of the people of the United Kingdom...
[uncomfortable silence]
Ralph Jones: Uh, do you wanna go get a beer?
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References U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) See more »

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Good Golly Miss Molly
Words & Music by John Marascalco and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
End Title Performance by Little Richard
Produced by Jeff Lynne
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Charming!
9 October 2003 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

It's not stupid, it's charming. A bit old-fashioned and corny, yes, but entertaining and amusing and well worth the time! I just saw this for the second time on cable TV and liked it just as much as the first time!

Goodman performs bravely and exquisitely as the good-hearted buffoon who overcomes the stuffiness and snobbishness of a group of bluebloods too good for their own bodily functions.


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