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My Kingdom (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Crime | 11 October 2002 (UK)
A modern story, inspired by King Lear, set in contemporary Liverpool.

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Cast

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Sandeman
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The Boy
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Mandy
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Quick
Emma Catherwood ...
Jo
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Puttnam
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Kath
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Dean
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Jug
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Tracy
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The Chair
James Foy ...
Animal
James McMartin ...
Mineral
Danny Lawrence ...
Tigger
Gerard Starkey ...
Minder
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Storyline

A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie--and prostitute--rejects her inheritance, pitting sisters Kath and Tracy against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Crime

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11 October 2002 (UK)  »

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Crime Kingdom  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,607, 8 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,607, 8 December 2002
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The story was intended as a modern take on "King Lear". See more »

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I Wonder Why (He's The Greatest DJ)
Performed by Tony Touch
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Boyd at his Best
2 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Richard Harris leads a wonderful cast in this powerful, moving, beautiful film, 'My Kingdom'. Liverpool's grit and squalor, in its underworld of gangsters and corruption, is depicted with vibrant colour and power by Boyd. Harris plays a quasi -modern Lear, drawing us all in to his kingdom of gangster Liverpool and his three daughters. 'My Kingdom' is wonderfully realistic , helped by the superb acting of the fine cast, and the intuitive, dynamic direction of Don Boyd. There is also a feeling that you're entering another unknown world, as with Orpheus and his underworld. It's a brilliantly captivating 2 hours well worth spent at the movies.

Don't miss the US previews of this must-see movie, at the Newport Film Festival, Rhode Island, June 6th and 8th.


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