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The King and I (1999)

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anna Leonowens (voice)
Christiane Noll ...
Anna Leonowens (singing voice)
Martin Vidnovic ...
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The Kralahome (voice)
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Master Little (voice)
Allen D. Hong ...
David Burnham ...
Prince Chululongkorn (singing voice)
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Tuptim (voice) (as Armi Arabe)
Tracy Venner Warren ...
Tuptim (singing voice)
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Louis Leonowens (voice)
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Sir Edward Ramsay (voice)
James Fujii ...
First Wife (voice) (as J. A. Fujii)
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Captain Orton (voice) (as Ken Baker)
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Sir Edward's Captain (voice)
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Burmese Emissary (voice) (as Anthony Mozdy)
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Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Le roi et moi  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,007,565, 19 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,956,538, 30 May 1999
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In a February 17th, 2009 interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, said he considered allowing this movie to be made his "biggest mistake in terms of granting or denying permission" to any of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's works. See more »

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When The Kralahome shoots at the air balloon he goes from wearing a suit to his usual clothes and back to the suit again in a few shots. See more »

Quotes

[after Anna has just received a house outside the palace]
Anna Leonowens: I'm speechless.
The King of Siam: For once!
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Connections

Version of Anna and the King of Siam (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

A Puzzlement
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Martin Vidnovic
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What a Waste of Time and Money
25 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Having two younger children, I try to take them to movies like this, sight or review unseen, when I can. They, like most kids, have seen the violence, heard the profanity, and fell into the lowest common denominator of most movies being made today. That's what makes this such a disappointment. I like to observe their reactions and their responses and not rain on their parades. But all they talked about when the thing was over was the guy who kept losing his teeth (remember that from the original Broadway musical?), and the mango throwing monkey. This is their memory of "The King and I." Both my kids have visited Thailand and I thought perhaps this would bring up some of the spirit of that world. Instead, we have this exploitative mess that throws out most of the cultural issues and the dramatic impact for a supernatural villain (where did he get these powers? The King didn't have any, other than incredible athleticism). And, of course, is there a movie around that doesn't have a Martial Arts component? I know that kickboxing is big in Thailand but.... I am generally very accepting of the things that are put out there for the kids, but this was terrible. A message to the producers: "Please, please, please, leave Rodgers and Hammerstein alone. I don't want to watch an interplanetary war version of "Oklahoma"!


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