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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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Comedy | Romance

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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King Ralph I  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,327,550, 17 February 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,002,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,487,045
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1.85 : 1
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This was Dallas Adams' final film before his death on August 29, 1991, at the age of forty-four. See more »

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The same actor is shown portraying a food server during the dinner scene and then again as a policeman when Lord Hargrave is arrested. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Jones: Damn, I knew I was getting hosed over here.
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Referenced in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) See more »

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Duke of Earl
Written by Earl Edwards, Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon) and Bernice Williams
Performed by John Goodman
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A good idea turned into a slightly-above-average movie.
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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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