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Release Date:
11 June 2013 (USA) See more »
Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews? | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jen Lilley ... Esther
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Linda Bisesti ... Zaresh
John Clement ... Nobleman #2
Kass Connors ... Teres

Anthony L. Fernandez ... Persian Nobleman

Jason Hampton ... Nobleman

Mark Irvingsen ... Gaspar
Christopher Jack ... Musician

Marco Khan ... Guard #2

Jennifer Lyons ... Vashti

Robert Miano ... Mordecai

Mary O'Connor ... Bride #2

Cory Oliver ... Daria

Thaao Penghlis ... Haman

David Pires ... Noble #3

Eliza Roberts ... Judith

Hadeel Sittu ... Zara

Joel Smallbone ... Xerxes
Kerry Stein ... Azada

Tiny Ron ... Nasir

Carl Turner ... Nobleman #1
Lauren Wolfe ... Hadassah
Russell Wolfe ... Sardar

Directed by
David A.R. White 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy Ratajczak 

Produced by
Adam Hastings .... associate producer
Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis .... producer (as Elizabeth Travis)
Michael Scott .... producer
David A.R. White .... producer
Russell Wolfe .... producer
Anna Zielinski .... producer
Original Music by
Will Musser 
Cinematography by
Darren Rydstrom 
Film Editing by
Sean Paul Murphy 
Casting by
Billy DaMota 
Production Design by
Steve Ochoa 
Crystal Wortman 
Art Direction by
Dustin Blankenship 
Costume Design by
Cami Nemanich 
Makeup Department
Judy Staats .... makeup department head
Lexx Staats .... hair department head
Georgette Sweet .... hair stylist
Production Management
Eric Weiler .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee D. Andrews .... second assistant director
Aaron Moskal .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Matilda G. Paulin .... set dresser
Diana Wright .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Greg Miller .... re-recording mixer
Greg Miller .... sound designer
Kennard Morris .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Steven Lloyd .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bernard .... grip
Justin Bernard .... key grip
Corey Cooper .... first assistant camera
Jason Hampton .... grip
Andy Jagerson .... camera operator
Andy Jagerson .... director of photography: inserts/second unit
Rick Marquez .... epk
Michael Moriatis .... still photographer
Ron Ruanphae .... "b" camera operator
Stacy Sievek .... key grip
Michael Westby .... gaffer
Casting Department
Dea Vise .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Eric Weiler .... post production supervisor
Location Management
Crystal Wortman .... location manager
Other crew
Amy Ergle .... production assistant
Chelsy Jensen .... production assistant
Lysa Oldhams .... background coordinator
Rhona Rubio .... script supervisor
Eric Weiler .... production accountant

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90 min

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Version of Esther (1999) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Waste of time, 21 May 2015
Author: tinarox731

As I was watching this movie, the whole time I'm thinking, "this doesn't happen!" This movie is called "The Book of Esther". If this is what the movie is called, let it be true to its story. The fact that none of the events that happened in the movie happened in the book really saddens me. When I first saw this title, I thought, "oh okay. They made a movie about Queen Esther. I hope it's not like that 'Noah' (2014) movie, where the movie wasn't true to the actual story. The storyline is okay; only very very few parts were true to the actual biblical story, but other than that, this is not what happened. At all. They might as well rename the movie and the characters because I don't remember any of this happening. Unless I've been reading the story wrong my whole life, there were far too many errors for it to be named "The Book of Esther." Additionally, even if I didn't know the story of Esther, it looks like the movie was poorly made; when switching scenes, the outside home/palace would be shown to say "this is where the next scene is". The outside home/ palace that's shown is clearly computerized. I noticed right when I saw that it was poorly made. At some points, I thought I was watching a low budget theater show. I'm extremely disappointed with how it turned out and I do not recommend this movie to anyone who's interested in the story of Esther.

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