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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
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Park Chess Player
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Clifton
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Barry
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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What With Me
Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze), Francisco Santacruz (as Beat Mekanic), & Kalim Lane
Performed by KB iMean
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Excellent
20 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There are not many "feel good" movies out there today, but this one really counts among those that fill this category. Cuba Gooding has long been one of my favourite actors. He possesses a wide range of acting abilities as evidenced by "Snow Dogs" on one hand with his somewhat bland comedic style to "Gifted Hands" wherein he brings to the screen a dramatic style that is uniquely his own. It is this latter gift that he portrays in this feature as he moves from an ex-con to a giver that gives back to the community and its young confused residents, a new hope that most had never known. He portrays the real life story of Eugene Brown, a man who'd known nothing but crime for most of his life, but once he was through serving many years for armed robbery, he dedicated his life to helping other young men to see that there was more to life than crime. It's a good story made better by the fact that it was based on real life.


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