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King Ralph (1991)

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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Phipps
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Gordon
James Villiers ...
Hale
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Princess Anna
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Queen Katherine
Ed Stobart ...
Dysentery
Gedren Heller ...
Punk Girl
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King Mulambon
Michael Johnson ...
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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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Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Ralph  »

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$34,002,045 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dogs King Ralph is attempting to play fetch with are a reference to Queen Elizabeth II. She prefers the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed and has owned more than 30 during her reign. See more »

Goofs

The "punks" who are shown watching television and commenting at various times throughout the months-long reign of King Ralph are always wearing the same clothing. 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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References U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Predictable but Hilarious
13 June 2004 | by (El Paso, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

I confess that "King Ralph" is one of my favorite movies. Yes, the basic plot concept of the film has been done in MANY stories, both written and filmed, but the superb acting coupled with the not-so-subtle jabs at British Royalty push the plot right over the top. Never mind that John Goodman is brilliant (as usual), but the well-done and loosely-serious role of Peter O'Toole adds a much needed anchor to Mr. Goodman's highly-anticipated antics. The filming locations of the film as well provide a truly beautiful backdrop to the production, steeped strongly in tradition and British heritage. Two thumbs up for this light-hearted comedy that dares to poke at some of the more serious issues of royal responsibility and pressure.

Highly recommended for fun entertainment, I give "King Ralph" a 9 out of 10.


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