When an accident obliterates the British royal family and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham?Written by
During the film, King Ralph and Miranda go to a Burger King, where Ralph fails to get a Whopper. One of John Goodman's first acting jobs was in a commercial for Burger King, where he happily consumes a Whopper. See more »
A "king of Finland" appears in the movie. Finland has been a republic since 1919 and thus no longer has a king. It has never had its own royal house. See more »
Sir Cedric Willingham:
How's it going, Your Majesty?
Great. We've got nothing in common and she's got a voice like a tuba. If she had her way, we'd have sex on a bed of nails on national television. But at least the party stinks.
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I confess that "King Ralph" is one of my favorite movies. Yes, the basic plot concept of the film has been done in MANY stories, both written and filmed, but the superb acting coupled with the not-so-subtle jabs at British Royalty push the plot right over the top. Never mind that John Goodman is brilliant (as usual), but the well-done and loosely-serious role of Peter O'Toole adds a much needed anchor to Mr. Goodman's highly-anticipated antics. The filming locations of the film as well provide a truly beautiful backdrop to the production, steeped strongly in tradition and British heritage. Two thumbs up for this light-hearted comedy that dares to poke at some of the more serious issues of royal responsibility and pressure.
Highly recommended for fun entertainment, I give "King Ralph" a 9 out of 10.
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