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King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 20 August 1993 (USA)
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A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

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Lester
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A boy whose mother is forced into a sanitarium and father gets a job as a traveling salesman. The boy fends for himself in a seedy SRO hotel. Written by Mark Allyn <allyn@netcom.com>

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When the world turns upside down, the trick is coming out on top.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,476, 20 August 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,299,318
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Aaron's father's car's plate number is 415138. Though his father was out of town with his car for a very long time we saw the same car/plate just outside the house where the party is given after the graduation ceremony. That car can't be there at that moment. See more »

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Mr. Mungo: Perhaps you could spare one or two bites for young Aaron.
Aaron: Oh, no. Really, I couldn't.
Lydia: When Aaron here works for his meal the way I did, he can have some.
Mr. Mungo: That wouldn't be feasible.
Lydia: [Sarcastic] With you, who knows?
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Kitty from Kansas City
(1921)
Music by Jesse Greer
Lyrics by Harry Rose
New version by Rudy Vallee and George Bronson (1930)
Performed by Rudy Vallee
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Shattering and unforgettable
10 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Soderbergh delivers a heartfelt story that is both entertaining and compelling, without getting too overly sentimental, but moving and inspiring nevertheless. The impeccable cast includes a smashing young Jesse Bradford and a very appealing Adrien Brody in an early role. A definite must.


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