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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

During the film, Ralph and Miranda go to a burger King where Ralph fails to get a Whopper. One of John Goodman's first acting jobs was in a commercial for Burger King where he happily consumes a Whopper. See more »

Goofs

Ralph is repeatedly referred to as the King of England. The Kingdom of England ceased to exist in 1707 during the reign of Queen Anne, following the Act of Union between England and Scotland. Therefore the last King of England would have been King William III. The correct title would be "King of the United Kingdom" (for short) or "King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms" (in full). See more »

Quotes

Sir Cedric Willingham: It's not enough simply to be the king. You must look and act like one.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) See more »

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I'm In The Mood For Love
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
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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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