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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)

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

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

It took 3 years for the film to reach theaters. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Haman, the Amelekite: Pieces are falling into place, ones we have spoken of. One by one.
Haman's Wife: [chidding] Soothsaying does not become you, Haman.
Haman, the Amelekite: Oh my darling, I speak of the truth, not of stars. My burden I would not wish on any man! But the blood of my forefather will be avenged! The god will smile down on our sons for our obedience.
Haman's Wife: Are you mad? 'This' is you plan?
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Connections

Version of Esther and the King (1960) See more »

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Kingdom of Love
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Nice looking, but not especially well done
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – 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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