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One Night with the King (2006)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  13 October 2006 (USA)
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"One Night With The King" chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, who goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, and saves the Jewish nation from ... See full summary »

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"One Night With The King" chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, who goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, and saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch enemy while winning the heart of the fiercely handsome King Xerxes. Written by Susan Zahn, Publicist.

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Feel The Touch Of Destiny


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Rated PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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One Night with the King: The Call of Destiny  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,106,862 (USA) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$13,391,174 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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The book of Esther (on which this film is based) is one of two books in the Bible that does not mention God. The closest it comes is when Mordecai says to Esther, "We will pray for you." The other book is Song of Songs. See more »

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When King Xerxes is mounting his horse on the training grounds the saddle is very clearly a modern leather "western" style saddle complete with a horn (for roping cattle). See more »

Quotes

Hagai: [in Xerxers' chambers] Queen Vashti, your majesty.
[steps aside, revealing the beautiful Queen]
King Xerxes: Enter.
[gathers his shirt and goes to her, kissing her hand]
King Xerxes: The night's festivities hold not your interests?
Queen Vashti: It is long since you summoned me here.
[looking at his work table]
Queen Vashti: Your hands have not been idle.
King Xerxes: Not idle... not gifted either.
Queen Vashti: You do know why the Princes have asked you to extend the feasting another night.
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"A Day With The Monkeys"
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was the most melodramatic two hours of my life. The constant re-playings of flashbacks and wordy narrating was enough to put the man on my left asleep. To add to the poor quality of this movie there was the quality of the picture, sound, and animation which were cheap ploys. The story line dragged out, accompanied by climatic musical overtures, bad acting, and side-conflicts the screenwriter presents, then leaves unanswered.

Though this movie did have some strong aspects: the wonderful wardrobe and makeup of Queen Ester, the monkeys that were quite comical, and three inserted light humored lines, it lacked in everything else.

I love the story of Ester, its up there with the story of Rehab. It just was very tedious to seen it interpreted so poorly. This would have been good if they had inserted some chorus numbers and choreography.


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