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One Night with the King (2006)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Esther has "tan lines from bathing suit" in wedding feast scene See more »


Prince Memucan: [playing an ancient, lifesize version of chess] Now let me see... you over there.
Queen Esther: Why can not a truce be arranged?
King Xerxes: Truce? That devil, Memucan has beat me twice in a row.
Queen Esther: I fear losing you.
King Xerxes: I gave an oath
[rising to feet, with Esther]
King Xerxes: to my father.
Queen Esther: He's the one I fear losing you to. You must dream You'll be gone much in the coming months.
King Xerxes: Keep this for me.
[giving her the necklace]
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The tale had potential, but it was not realized.
23 November 2006 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

This story had all the elements that should make a movie attractive... action, intrigue, romance, a little suspense... but it was wasted on this film. The production was uneven, hopping from one seemingly unrelated scene to another, many of them making our leading lady appear at best adolescent and at worst delusional. The music was not well chosen for the action, and the directing was obvious (thunder crashes as Esther delivers what was supposed to be a dramatic line). The acting was mostly disappointing, with fine performances by John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif and a few others, but pretty amateur efforts from the rest of the cast. In all, the only thing I really enjoyed were the period costumes.

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