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13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tiffany Dupont ... Hadassah / Esther

Luke Goss ... King Xerxes

John Noble ... Prince Admantha

Omar Sharif ... Prince Memucan

John Rhys-Davies ... Mordecai

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Hegai, the Royal Eunuch

James Callis ... Haman, the Agagite

Peter O'Toole ... Samuel, the Prophet

Javen Campbell ... Prince Tarshish
Jyoti Dogra ... Queen Vashti

Indraneel Bhattacharya ... Bigthan (as Neal Bhattacharya)
Jonah Lotan ... Jesse
Dilshad Patel ... Hannah (as Dilshad)

Nimrat Kaur ... Sarah
Takesh Singh ... Harbona, the Eunuch

Denzil Smith ... Prince Carshena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Alter ... King Saul (prologue)

Asif Basra ... Prince Marsena (as Aslf Basra)
Steven Bernstein ... Father of Esther

David Michie ... Soldier (voice)
Suvarchala Narayanan ... Amalekite Queen (as Suvarchalaa Narayanan)

Craig Ricci Shaynak ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jaron Tafoya ... Eunuch to Queen

Directed by
Michael O. Sajbel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephan Blinn  screenplay
Mark Andrew Olsen  novel "Hadassah: One Night With the King"
Tommy Tenney  novel "Hadassah: One Night With the King"

Produced by
Marilyn Beaubien .... co-producer
Stephan Blinn .... producer
Richard J. Cook .... producer
Laurie Crouch .... producer
Matthew Crouch .... producer
Marcos M. De Mattos .... associate producer
Carlos DeMattos .... co-producer
Marcos DeMattos .... associate producer
Robert Labrecque .... line producer
Wendi Lampassi .... line producer
Lawrence Mortorff .... producer
John Nelson .... line producer
Ignatius Rapose .... line producer
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein 
Film Editing by
Stephan Blinn 
Gabriella Cristiani 
Michelle Summers 
Casting by
Elizabeth Lang 
Production Design by
Aradhana Seth 
Art Direction by
Abid T.P. 
Costume Design by
Neeta Lulla 
Makeup Department
Bridget Cook .... hair department head
JoJo Myers Proud .... makeup department head
Megan Tanner .... makeup artist: Luke Goss
Production Management
Arjun Bagga .... production manager
Eric Bergman .... post-production supervisor
Neel Guha .... production head: Mumbai
Stanzin Jordan .... location production manager
Ashraf Vohra .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Acharya .... first assistant director: India
Harsh Chauhan .... second assistant director
Annette Hobday .... second assistant director
John Nelson .... first assistant director
Vihan Suryavanshi .... second second assistant director
Sujata Venkateswaran .... third assistant director
Art Department
Avani Batra .... set dresser
Mithva Krishen .... set dresser
Rajib Majumdar .... property master
Annie Mathews .... art department coordinator
Pradip Redij .... construction manager
Dhruv Tripathi .... property master
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Tim Cooney .... sound mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialogue editor
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Kreple .... foley mixer
Verna Mandel .... sound recordist
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ruby Alvarez-Rieke .... shading and cloth technical director
Stephen Bautista .... conceptual designer
Vijay Bharadwaj .... fx artist
Sherry Bharda .... digital effects supervisor: Tata VCL
Ed Cook .... effects programmer
Timm Dapper .... rendering technical director
Jorge Daza .... render queue programming
Dana Farber .... lead character modeler
Ted Fay .... visual effects supervisor
Justin Hammond .... senior animator
Philipp Hartmann .... CG supervisor
Philipp Hartmann .... massive supervisor
Dorene Haver .... lead compositor
Roshini Joshi .... Flame artist
Maxine Jurgens .... compositor
Pankaj Khandpur .... creative director: Tata VCL
Pankaj Khandpur .... digital effects supervisor: Tata VCL
Rajesh Koli .... senior animator
Chandrasekhar Kothandapany .... head of production: Tata VCL
George Krauter .... modeler
George Krauter .... senior texture artist
Adam Lagattuta .... visual effects coordinator
Donna Langston .... visual effects set supervisor
Björn Lubitz .... senior modeller
Girish Chandra Maharana .... senior animator
Jonathan Martin .... conceptual designer
David Matthews .... Massive I/O programmer
Jenz Merrill .... scanning & recording producer
Michael Millar .... systems administrator
Subbarao Namma Venkat .... head of production: Tata VCL
Sandesh Pai .... senior animator
Sandesh Pai .... visual effects artist
Ashok Pallati .... digital effects artist: Tata VCL
Jitendra B. Patel .... assistant animation director: Tata VCL
Jeff Pierce .... digital color supervisor
Lennard Pinto .... senior animator
Ashish Pradhan .... visual effects artist
Derek N. Prusak .... visual effects production manager
Mallikarjuna B. Rao .... senior modeler
Bharat Sachdev .... senior animator
Adi Shayan .... executive visual effects producer: Tata VCL
Marion Spates .... Massive digital artist: Gener8Xion Entertainment
Nalin P. Thakur .... senior animator
Alexander Thamm .... senior modeler
Te Wilson .... character animator
Shyam V. Yadav .... visual effects documentarian
Katja Federkiel .... Massive artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Grayson Austin .... Steadicam operator
Grayson Austin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Greg Brooks .... dolly grip
Claire Carré .... still photographer
Vidal Cohen .... key grip
Erik Emerson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Erik Emerson .... first assistant camera
Michael Ferris .... camera operator
Coby Garfield .... second assistant camera
Amie Gibbins .... second assistant camera
Ted Hayash .... gaffer
Ikram Hussian .... grip
Jessica Moskal .... first assistant camera
Vern Nobles .... director of photography: second unit
Walter 'Bud' Scott .... key grip: second unit
Prakash Shetty .... gaffer
Akshay Singh .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Ragesh Asthana .... local casting
Rutie Blum .... additional casting: Israel
Levana Hakim .... additional casting: Israel
Gillian Hawser .... casting: UK
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacey Barker .... US Costumer
Editorial Department
John Daro .... digital intermediate artist
Evan Henke .... assistant editor
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate artist
Paul Covington .... additional editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Eric Elwell .... music production supervisor
Steven Gutheinz .... composer assistant
Mark Edward Lewis .... orchestrator
Jason Livesay .... composer assistant
Nolan Livesay .... composer assistant
Fred Paragano .... music editor
Fred Paragano .... score mixer
Fred Paragano .... score recording engineer
Ben Schor .... music editor: temp music
James Schafer .... score synth programmer (uncredited)
Other crew
Paresh Behera .... second assistant accountant
David Booth .... digital film scanning and recording: Fotokem
Claire Carré .... assistant: Steven Bernstein
Prasanna R. Coondapur .... production accounting manager
Justin Drysdale .... systems administrator
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: post-production
Yasmine Hanani .... adr loop group
Jennifer O. Hill .... production secretary
Annette Hobday .... second assistant director
Vikas Kumar .... dialogue coach
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Roxann Langlois .... production coordinator
Asal Masomi .... film publicist
Kevin Nakatsuka .... assistant production coordinator
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
David Rosenthal .... digital film I/O supervisor: Fotokem
Daityari Sa .... chief production accountant
Dea Shandera .... publicist
Jai Sharma .... key set production assistant
Richard P. Towne .... legal
Poonam Wahi .... production coordinator
Scott Brandon .... thanks
Richard Scrushy .... thanks

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Rated PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements
123 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Originally scheduled for release in March 2005.See more »
Anachronisms: Esther has "tan lines from bathing suit" in wedding feast sceneSee more »
Mordecai:God, every day I pray for you to give me the paitence of Job, the wisdom of Soloman. And what do you give me? You give me the endless equivocations... of a beautiful, young woman!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Queen Esther (1948)See more »
Kingdom of LoveSee more »


How faithful is the story to the Bible's Megillath Esther?
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52 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
As a believer and as one who has read the story of Esther - I expected much more!, 20 October 2006
Author: C Barrett from United States

Please accept this letter as constructive criticism and not bashing. I am a dedicated viewer and lover of TBN, CBN, all it's programs and partners and most importantly the Lord!

Though the publicity and PR were excellent I have to honestly say that I was highly disappointed with the movie One Night with the King.

The start of the movie was very uninformative on the reason why King Xerses had Vashti dismissed as Queen. As a believer and for those who are not I think it key for the audience to understand how the people of that day and country lived and exactly why Vashti was being removed as Queen. This really in essence speared the way for Ester to become Queen.

I also feel that the audience did not get a good sense of passion between Xerses and Ester. Though this move was rated for audiences of all ages I feel that could have done a better job of showing just how much Xerses loved Ester. He loved her so much that he would have done and did anything for her. I really did not feel the love. Also, this really is not meant to be a put down but I don't think the physical features of the character playing Ester was right in this movie. The Bible story tells of a woman that is so beautiful. I recall reading that after the decision to depose Vashti as queen the council decided to have a beauty contest and invite all the most beautiful women from all 127 provinces so that the king could select the most beautiful woman to be the new queen. In the reading Ester was gorgeous in form and features. She was radiant, glowing, and glamorous. Again this is not meant to be a put down but the actress playing the role does not represent Ester physically. The movie also did not emphasize on the amount of preparation that was needed for these candidates to get ready for the king.

In addition the part in the move where Ester was running in the rain to get to Xerses to confess her true nationality and to save her people built up the audience but then nothing happened. Ester just fell in Xerses' arms and that was it. This definitely needed more substance. The audience needed to see just how much King Xerses loved Ester. The Bible indicates that when Ester approached the King without an invitation he faced her with a sword in his hand. The king gestured for her to touch the tip of the golden sword. When she did this she knew that she was safe. In the movie the king did not ask Ester of her heart's desire. The Bible indicates that the king said, "Queen Ester. You look absolutely ravishing today. What would you want from me? I will give anything that you want, up to half of the kingdom." The movie seems to show anger and uncertainly in the Kings eyes. I actually do not recall any part in the movie where King Xerses says "What do you want Ester? I will give you up to half of the kingdom". This was crucial. I don't feel that the King's deep love for Ester was really portrayed during any part of this movie.

Overall I felt lost during the movie. This was not only due to the fact that I know the story pursuant to the Bible. I felt lost through most of the move and found myself struggling to understand what was happening and what part of the story was being shown. If I feel this way as a believer I have to assume that the non believer may have even fallen asleep or given up on this movie.

Again, this is not mean to be bashing but I really want to give my honest and heartfelt opinion which I share with my Christian friends who have also seen the movie. I would be a hypocrite if I pretended to love it just because I am a Christian and only to show my support for the production team and Christina film.

God Bless,

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