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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Harbona, the Eunuch


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

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Night with the King: The Call of Destiny  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$13,391,174 (USA) (1 December 2006)

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Originally scheduled for release in March 2005. See more »


The entire use of the Star of David. The Star of David was not used as a symbol of Judaism until the Ottoman era of the Middle Ages. Esther lived during the 5th century BC. See more »


Hagai: You read not for the candidates this evening?
Queen Esther: [sadly] My throat is soar.
Hagai: Your throat or your heart? It has only been a few days since your read for him.
Queen Esther: [walking] A few days is a thousand years. If Xerxes had found pleasure in me, surely he would have...
Hagai: You think a eunuch can know love? That before I was a cripple of a man, there was one that held my heart.
Queen Esther: What became of her?
Hagai: I know not. I never found the courage to return to face her again.
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What a satisfying movie
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first I thought it was going to be a disaster. I was not impressed with Tiffany Dupont early on. She was more of a 21st century character than a woman of 2500 years ago. She seemed silly and frivolous, and her dialog was ludicrous -- but only in the first 10 minutes or so. She definitely matured and grew gracefully into the role of Queen Esther as the movie progressed -- and fortunately her dialog improved as well.

I was very drawn into scenes that featured other actors from the beginning however. Each scene with Luke Goss was mesmerizing. He is a very charismatic actor and was perfectly cast as King Xerxes. I confess that I fell in love with this character and this actor. Another favorite was Tommy "Tiny" Lister, who stole scene after scene. There were some very funny, touching, and powerful scenes built around this mighty actor. What a wonderful performance. My next personal favorite was James Callis. He probably turned in the most stunning performance of all, and I truly think he deserves a best supporting Oscar for this captivating role. That won't happen of course. No way that secular Hollywood will endorse this movie or praise this movie in any way -- even though it's deserved. So far, at least 75% of the reviews that I've read from the "professional" critics dish this movie. I think their reviews are being filtered though their bias and intolerance.

I'm a Christian, and I'm not a supporter or fan of Gen8x or TBN -- but they finally got a movie right. Really right. And I hope it's a huge success for them.

I loved this movie. It has everything...a beautiful love story, humor, intrigue, great acting, noble characters, dastardly villains. Plus the locale, costumes, and music are magnificent. I'll go see it again...and again. I'm also going to buy the DVD as soon as it's released. I'll be thinking about this movie for some time to come. Doralynn

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