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King of California (2007)

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

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Applebee's Manager (as Anne Nathan)
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McDonald's Manager
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Jeanie Hackett ...
Teacher
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A fresh-out-of-the-mental institution father and his emancipated teenage daughter venture together on a quest for an ancient Spanish treasure buried beneath their local Costco in this take on the modern family and the American dream. Written by Anonymous

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You've got to believe in treasure to find it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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12 September 2007 (France)  »

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El rey de California  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$35,814 (USA) (16 September 2007)

Gross:

$263,674 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Trivia

According to Michael Douglas, the film was shot in 31 days. See more »

Goofs

Young Miranda is left handed while older Miranda is right handed. See more »

Quotes

Miranda: When my father moved away, I lived alone in our house. Which was not exactly normal, but at least I had a routine. Before, when he was home, I could never exactly get comfortable, because it always felt like something was about to happen.
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Carroll Kales Cahill 1925-2006 See more »

Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

In A Sentimental Mood (inst)
Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by John Coltrane
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and Famous Music LLC (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under licence from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fine Performances In A Slightly Flawed Film
7 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake about it. Evan Rachael Wood is fast becoming a most welcome addition to the rising wave of young stars in films today. I totally admired her work in 'Thirteen' (2003),and 'Running With Scissors'(2006). In this one, she plays the daughter of a recently released mental patient (Michael Douglas,sporting an unkempt beard)who is obsessing over buried treasure somewhere in the suburbs of California. Michael Douglas makes his performance as Charles work nicely, acting like a loony that was released from the home a bit too early, in contrast to Wood's anchor that holds things together. The screenplay does contain a few potholes along the way, but not enough to make this worth avoiding.


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