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One Night with the King (2006)

The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its archenemy.

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The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its archenemy. 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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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 USA:

$4,106,862, 15 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,395,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,538,582, 28 October 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally scheduled for release in March 2005. See more »

Goofs

When Esther is in the courtyard of the harem eating she throws food to a monkey. When the camera shows Esther tossing the food it is obviously a thin sliver of meat, however when it cuts to the monkey picking up food it is a banana, or some soft white/yellow fruit. These shots are shown twice. See more »

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Mordecai: Why would they buy belladonna from you?
Jewish apothecary merchant: May they seek poison someone. Very deadly. Very quick.
Mordecai: You sold them poison? A Jew sells poison to the king's fruit tasters?
[grabbing the merchants face and shaking him]
Mordecai: Have you any idea for whom it might have been intended?
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Version of The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979) See more »

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Kingdom of Love
Written by J.A.C. Redford, Paksima Zakipour
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
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Nice looking, but not especially well done
15 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film does have a wonderful story to tell, and the location shots (it was filmed in India to imitate ancient Persia) are beautiful. That's the good news. The bad news is that the actual script for the story is weak and much of the dialog is stilted. Some of the acting is truly sub-par, although the girl who plays Hadassa/Esther really makes the most of some very bad situations script-wise. I felt that the direction was heavy handed in much of the film, but some gorgeous recreations and CG backdrops almost make up for this. Also,the fact that Peter O'Toole is advertised as a "star" of this film is very misleading. He appears in maybe five minutes of footage at the beginning, and nothing more. Overall, I thought the film had good intentions, but not enough time and effort put into a convincing script.


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