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26 January 1996 (USA) See more »
The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jason Patric ... August King

Thandie Newton ... Annalees

Larry Drake ... Olaf Singletary

Sam Waterston ... Mooney Wright
Sarah-Jane Wylde ... Ida Wright

Eric Mabius ... Hal Wright

Muse Watson ... Zimmer

John Doman ... Bolton

Andy Stahl ... Harrison (as Andrew Stahl)
Danny Nelson ... Felix

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Mina

Dean Rader-Duval ... Gabriel (as Dean Rader Duvall)
Billy Ray Reynolds ... Ben
Marlus Harding ... Sims (as Marlus C. Harding)

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Meg (as Lisa Roberts)
John Burnett Hall ... Travis
Roy Bush Laughter ... Tom
A. Duncan Shirley III ... Porter
Chase Conley ... Harry (Son)
E. George Betz ... Bridge Attendant

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... McCabe
Graham Paul ... Wade
Becky Vanselow ... Shepherd's Daughter #1
Summer Vanselow ... Shepherd's Daughter #2
Annie Vanselow ... Shepherd's Daughter #3

Rich Valliere ... Jeffrey
Mitch Mulkey ... Phillips
Michael Flippo ... Knight
Kenny Jones ... Ed (as Ken Paul Jones)

Dale Dickey ... Jenny
Terry Nienhuis ... Fisher
Kirk Adcock ... Fisher's Son

Jon Huffman ... Shepherd's Father

Lee Norris ... Silver Boy
Andy Nichols ... Younger Silver Boy
John E. Davis ... Man
Dean Whitworth ... Smith
Elijah Christopher Perry ... Gudger (as Jerry Rushing)

George Lynch ... Farmer

Blaque Fowler ... Mr. Tavish
Keith Shepard ... Drover #1

Michael Mattison ... Drover #2
Elaine Stenett ... Girl
Larry Henderson ... Promoter

Mark Joy ... Mark

Maya Angelou ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pete Burris ... Bright (uncredited)
Tessa Martin ... Maypole dancer (uncredited)

Kerry Wallum ... Copulating couple (uncredited)

Directed by
John Duigan 
Writing credits
John Ehle (novel)

John Ehle (written by)

Produced by
Richard N. Gladstein .... executive producer
Borden Mace .... associate producer
Kerry Orent .... co-producer
Sam Waterston .... producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Endelman 
Cinematography by
Slawomir Idziak 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
William Webb (co-editor)
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Patricia Norris 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Tina Harrelson .... makeup artist
Lori Hicks .... makeup artist
Lizz Scalice .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Christopher Goode .... unit production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skip Cosper .... first assistant director
Randall LaFollette .... second assistant director
Art Department
Chad Branham .... greensman
William G. Davis .... assistant art director
Craig Hall .... on-set dresser
Pete Johnson .... carpenter
Christopher Kelly .... scenic artist
Andy Krish .... set dresser
Doug Mackenzie .... property master (as Doug McKenzie)
Michael Patrick .... set dresser
David A. Poole .... propmaker
David E. Robinson .... key scenic artist (as Dave Robinson)
Sound Department
Josh Cramer .... assistant sound editor: at mix
Frank Eaton .... sound intern
Jake Eberle .... sound effects editor
Diane Greaves .... foley walker
Dean Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Paul Ledford .... production sound mixer
Sue Midgley .... sound editor
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Mick Monks .... assistant sound editor
Bob Risk .... supervising sound editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley walker
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
Tim J. Carroll .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry Dean Bivins .... special effects foreman
Ray Bivins .... special effects
Darwin Mitchell .... stunt double: August King
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Fradianni .... electrician
Pete Johnson .... grip
Dan Jones .... electrician
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Mark Schwentner .... best boy electric
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zandra Harding .... costumer
Christine McLaren .... principal costume maker
Editorial Department
Joss Agnew .... second assistant editor
Anna Aylward .... assistant editor
Philip Harrison .... apprentice editor
Andrew Melhuish .... second assistant editor
Tom San Martin .... negative matcher
Arnold Shuster .... negative matcher
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Location Management
Bob Johnston .... assistant location manager (as Bob W. Johnston)
Jerry Whittington .... location scout
Music Department
Steven Heller .... production music supervisor
Todd Kasow .... music editor
John Moses .... musician
Transportation Department
Andy Boyd .... driver
Greg Bronner .... driver
John Rice Sr. .... transportation captain
John Shoenfelt .... driver
Other crew
Alexis Arnold .... assistant production coordinator
Craig Bankey .... unit publicist
Alex Campbell .... assistant to producer
Kristin Cauldwell .... production assistant
Brian David Fisher .... production office associate
Thomas Ellingwood Fortin .... set armorer (as Thomas Tucker)
Gwendolyn Glenn .... choreographer
John Guss .... set production assistant
Jocelyn Jansons .... assistant wildlife coordinator
Ted Kantrow .... caterer: North Carolina
Victoria McGarry .... production coordinator
Margo Myers .... production accountant
Shannon Shea .... puppeteer: bear
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (uncredited)
V. Renee Taylor .... mix assistant: New York (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of shocking violence
91 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Revealing mistakes: When Annalees (Thandie Newton) sees Sims hanging upside down, August calls her Thandie.See more »
[first lines]
Harry (Son):[running to injured dog] Gracie!
Ben:One of my bravest. Scars from 14 battles, if a one.
August King:I see 'em.
Ben:Father was a huntin' hound. Mother a German dog, Tan.
August King:Might live, you doctor it.
Ben:Eh, never get the courage back.
[reloading his rifle]
Ben:I know dogs.
August King:[feeds the dog some bread]
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good movie, really serious moral conflict., 26 February 2006
Author: treyandbecca from United States

I loved this movie, but I saw it on cable years ago. It has sat in the back of my mind and I had almost forgotten the title. I plan on finding this to add it to my DVD collection. The Conflict and journey August faces reminds me a bit of the conversion of Francis of Assisi. It poses a question, "how much would you give, and how far would you go?" If you want a movie that will boost your hope, this is a movie for that. I think it is hard to believe that this movie wasn't seen on the big screen, or really advertised. It has excellent immersion, and doesn't look or feel like a cheap movie. I think it is one of the best stories told in film.

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