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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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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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We're All Searching for Something ... See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (14 September 2007)

Gross:

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

They actually did film in a Costco, on a working schedule between the hours of 9:00 pm and 9:00 am. Since they were there for such long hours, members of the crew were trying clothes on and looking through the other products so Costco kept a cash register open all night long so that anyone could purchase things. See more »

Goofs

Hmm...this, however, could be a DEBIT card with a MasterCard logo, which Costco does accept. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Miranda, did you go to that orgie?
Miranda: I... it was a barbecue.
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Crazy Credits

Carroll Kales Cahill 1925-2006 See more »

Connections

References Der Kaiser von Kalifornien (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Farouq
Written by Richard "Blue" Mitchell
Performed by Charlie Rouse Quintet
Published by Orpheum Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group
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Golden Performances
30 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The King of Calinfornia features excellent performances and character development from Michale Douglass and Evan Rachel Wood. Douglass' character is especially weird and wacky, but respectable. The film is very slow moving, but enjoyable. The film is definitely not as it appears to be about the extrinsic treasure hunt. Rather is more of an intrinsic hunt for the relationship and love between a misguided father, and his prematurely grown-up daughter.

The film has a great balance of drama and humor, with just a touch of adventurous excitement. Other posts have similar offerings regarding the quality and depth of this film.


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