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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Stark (as Travis M. Champagne)
Willie's Father (as Frederic F. Forrest)
Paul Desmond ...


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

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Release Date:

22 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les fous du roi  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$7,221,458 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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In the same year, Kate Winslet and Jude Law played together in The Holiday (2006) See more »


When Willie Stark is putting jam onto his crumpet, we get a close-up scene of him doing so while it is on the plate he is holding, in the next scene he is seen only holding the crumpet and then grabbing for a plate. See more »


Willie Stark: Remember, it is not I who have won, but you. Your will is my strength, and your need is my justice, and I shall live in your right and your will. And if any man tries to stop me from fulfilling that right and that will, I'll break him. I'll break him with my bare hands, for I have the strength of many.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »


'Tite Monde (Little One)
Arranged by Geno Delafose
Performed by Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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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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