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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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Prime Minister Jeffrey Hale
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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The movie was filmed during April, May, June and July 1990. See more »

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At the hot dog stand the top of a Tabasco bottle is seen above the napkin holder. Then it disappears and Ralph has to go to the counter and ask for the Tabasco. See more »

Quotes

Lord Percival Graves: [after Ralph accuses Graves of undermining him] This is an OUTRAGE! A VILE piece of slander! I demand to know the source of these allegations!
Ralph Jones: We have the signed confession of a royal page, Gordon Halliwell, who worked with Lord Graves.
Lord Percival Graves: I know NO SUCH MAN!
Ralph Jones: And several cheques made out to the photographers who took the pictures, signed by Lord Graves. Whose fingerprints were also on the photographs.
Lord Percival Graves: So! I saw them at the ball!
Ralph Jones: And Scotland Yard found the negatives at his house this morning.
Lord Percival Graves: [...]
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Written by William Engvick and Georges Auric (as George Auric)
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A good idea turned into a slightly-above-average movie.
3 May 2001 | by (Paderborn, Germany) – See all my reviews

When the entire British royal family is wiped out in an "awful" accident, the American bar entertainer Ralph Jones (excellent: John Goodman, he makes up for most of the boring parts of the plot) becomes the new King of England. After a few adjustment problems with his new job (clothing, manners etc.) he falls in love with a young woman he meets at a local strip club. Problems emerge when his secretary tries to marry him to the Finnish princess to seal a business deal for a few English companies. All in all, a good movie with some great lines but also some boring parts.


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