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The Journey of August King (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  26 January 1996 (USA)
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The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
August King
Olaf Singletary
Mooney Wright
Sarah-Jane Wylde ...
Ida Wright
Hal Wright
Harrison (as Andrew Stahl)
Danny Nelson ...
Gabriel (as Dean Rader Duvall)
Billy Ray Reynolds ...
Marlus Harding ...
Sims (as Marlus C. Harding)
Meg (as Lisa Roberts)


The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need for the coming year. On his journey, he comes upon a run-away slave, a 17 year old young woman and August King must decide to violate the law and help this slave to freedom or leave her to be hunted down and,ultimately, returned to her slave owner. But the drama turns into a question of whether either soul will gain freedom. Written by Joel Schesser <>

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of shocking violence | See all certifications »

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26 January 1996 (USA)  »

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August King - den långa resan  »

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When Annalees (Thandie Newton) sees Sims hanging upside down, August calls her Thandie. See more »


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Mountains of Beauty
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, If you love history, this is as real as it gets. What a journey, I felt like I was right there with them. I first saw this movie on HBO. I watched several times. What sacrifices that had to be. I promise you will enjoy.

One of the best authors of North Carolina knew to come back home. Our mountains are filled with such wonderful stories of pioneers struggling to fit in with neighbors, families mingling beliefs and faith. Our forefathers have been in Buncombe county since Revolution days. With little access to this area, it has until recently been untouched with modernization. Our people were simple but lived as Kings. Jason Patric was wonderful in this movie. I am a fan.

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