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Stephan Blinn (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
Feel The Touch Of Destiny
"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
Tariq Umar Khan .... props
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
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Did You Know?

The film's UK DVD release was titled "Princess of Persia" (despite Esther being a queen, not a princess) in an attempt to capitalize on the unrelated film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), which was released three days earlier.See more »
Continuity: During the private banquet with Esther, Xerxes, and Haman, a close-up on Esther shows no necklace around her neck, yet in the next cut, where we see her from the side with Haman, the necklace is back.See more »
King Xerxes:Of all commodities love is the most cheaply purchased
Queen Esther:If it is for sale, my lord, it is not love.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Esther and the King (1960)See more »
Kingdom of LoveSee more »


How faithful is the story to the Bible's Megillath Esther?
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Too much Harlequin to little history, 6 November 2006
Author: pmmlis from United States

I went to see this film in hopes that it might be worth seeing. It was to the extent that it had a few good actors and ornate costumes. The problem was that there was so much focus on making it a romance. There is way to much of "Xerxes" bare (or scantily covered chest) and much too little of dramatic story, which is the main strength of the story of Haddasah (Esther). Most of the acting was mediocre and some big name stars got very little to work with. Portraying Greeks and the Jewish people of the time as "prodemocracy" is very much of a stretch. The story was muddled as was much of the history. There was very thin plotting and so many characters were introduced that one would have a hard time keeping track of them, or what purpose they served to the story.

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