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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 arch enemy.

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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 arch enemy. 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)  »

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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)

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

Originally Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia was offered to portray the role of Hadassah. Which she turned down, and hence Tiffany Dupont came to play the part. 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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Version of Esther (1916) See more »

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DON'T watch this movie!!!
30 October 2006 | by (Carrollton, TX) – See all my reviews

My summary title pretty much sums it up. That should have been the name of the movie. I am a Christian. The story of Queen Esther was one of my childhood favorites, but this was a poor attempt to put it on the screen. This has bad directing, bad cinematography, bad sound, intermediate acting--only as good as its weakest link, and it has a lot of weak links. It was completely inconsistent. They were even changing speech from thee and thou such as the King James Bible is written in to modern-day colloquial speech. Fox Faith films realized that there is a market for faith films since The Passion of the Christ made so much money, so they want to make more. However, this is just a bunch of crap put out for youth groups to see and say "it's a step in the right direction." I disagree. This is a step in the wrong direction. It didn't even feel like the story of Queen Esther. Don't waste your money and two hours of your life. Don't even watch it once ever. I advised the same to my family who did not watch it with me. My family who did agreed with me. We were in one accord on this one!


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