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Life of a King (2013)

 -  Drama  -  22 June 2013 (USA)
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Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.

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Eugene
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Searcy
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Sheila King
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Henry
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Officer Davison
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Rhonda
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Erik
Buda ...
Park Chess Player
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Clifton
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Barry
Jordan Calloway ...
Marcus
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Chess Tournament Competitor
Conor Charles ...
Man in bar
Kevin Chhann ...
Alan Hayden
Avi de Turenne ...
Tournament Director
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Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.

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chess

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Think before you move.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug content and brief violent images - all involving teens
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22 June 2013 (USA)  »

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A Király Élete  »

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$5,709 (USA) (17 January 2014)

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$5,709 (USA) (17 January 2014)
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When Eugene and Taheme are being interviewed at the radio station Taheme storms out of the session and throws his headphones on the floor. In the next shot the headphones appear perfectly arranged on the table. See more »

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I Get It Done
Written by Marcus White, Leeotis Burgess, and Allen Maldonado
Performed by DawOne and L.O. Solo
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Inspiring
13 March 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Life of a King" is a good movie with a great story, good actors and an excellent Cuba Gooding Jr. as main character. It's all about morals, ethics and the meaning of life and constantly reminds us that we are responsible for our own actions.

Sure we've seen the same kind of movie before. "Dangerous Minds" for example to name just one. However, it does not get old and keeps you entertained the whole time. There was not one single boring moment. The chess "theme" I really liked. For once it's not football! And even as an experienced chess-player myself I can say that everything is totally legit and realistic.

Nothing more to say. Watch it.


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