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All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  22 September 2006 (USA)
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Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

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Tom Stark (as Travis M. Champagne)
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Storyline

In the 50's, in Louisiana, the smart populist, manipulative and wolf hick Willie Stark is elected governor with the support of the lower social classes. He joins a team composed of his bodyguard and friend Sugar Boy; the journalist from an aristocratic family Jack Burden; the lobbyist Tiny Duffy; and his mistress Sadie Burke, to face the opposition of the upper classes. When the influent Judge Irwin supports a group of politicians in their request of impeachment, Stark assigns Jack to find some dirtiness along the life of Irwin, leading to a tragedy in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some people will do anything to gain power. Some will do anything to keep it. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for an intense sequence of violence, sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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22 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Les fous du roi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,672,366 (USA) (22 September 2006)

Gross:

$7,221,458 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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According to Jackie Earle Haley, Steven Zaillian had wanted to cast him for the role of Sugar Boy and had him at the top of his short list. Haley said that when he met with Zaillian, the director remembered his work from years ago and wanted to see how Haley had aged. Zaillian had mentioned that he spoke to Sean Penn who had also thought of Haley for the role. See more »

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In the meeting at the pool hall, when Willie Stark first meets Mr. Duffy, Stark is introduced as the county treasurer of Mason City. The movie is set in Louisiana, which does not have counties. Therefore, he should have been called the parish treasurer. He is referred to properly by that title in the next scene in the newspaper office. See more »

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Jack Burden: You only get a couple of moments that determine your life. Sometimes only one. And then it's gone. Forever.
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Great movie, highly recommended.
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch the premiere of this movie and I am endlessly pleased that I did so.

There have been comments about the miscasting, but from what I have seen, this is mostly relating the movie to the original. All of the people that I talked to said that they liked it and that the actors portrayed the people really well. These comments came from natives of New Orleans.

The movie itself is gripping throughout most of the some 2 hours. The visual and auditory effects do a great deal to enhance the story. It is evident that the actors put a lot of passion into their roles and the fact that they returned to New Orleans for the premiere shows that a part of them went into the movie.

All in all, the cast is great, the sound is great, the movie is great.


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