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King Ralph (1991)

A regular guy from America becomes king of England after a royal wipe-out puts him next in line.

Director:

David S. Ward

Writers:

Emlyn Williams (novel), David S. Ward (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Ralph
Peter O'Toole ... Willingham
John Hurt ... Graves
Camille Coduri ... Miranda
Richard Griffiths ... Phipps
Leslie Phillips ... Gordon
James Villiers ... Hale
Joely Richardson ... Princess Anna
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... McGuire
Julian Glover ... King Gustav
Judy Parfitt ... Queen Katherine
Ed Stobart Ed Stobart ... Dysentery
Gedren Heller Gedren Heller ... Punk Girl
Rudolph Walker ... King Mulambon
Michael Johnson Michael Johnson ... Hamilton
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Storyline

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 Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy of majestic proportions See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Goodman was the only American actor in the film's lead cast. The rest were predominantly British actors. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, when Duncan is explaining Ralph's heritage to him at the hotdog stand, one of the soda glasses alternates between being upright and being slightly tipped between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Jones: How long do you think you're gonna be needing me? I've never held a job for more than six months.
Phipps: Well, you see, a king is a king for life.
Ralph Jones: Good, 'cause my schedule's wide open.
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Connections

References Sign 'o' the Times (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiny Bubbles
Written by Leon Pober
Performed by John Goodman
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Fun, funny & truly family material
9 May 2003 | by GuerauxguexSee all my reviews

There isn't anything in this movie that is offensive or rude or mean. The stripper never strips, the bad guy doesn't do anything vile, just *bad*. If you prefer modern American violence & crass language & glossy sexuality, you'll hate this movie. You'll think it's dull & stupid. If you're looking for something you can enjoy with your 5 year old daughter & your 95 year old grandmother, this is the movie. Every body gets what they deserve in the end. Yep, golly gee whilickers - it's a feel good movie!


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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Ralph I See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,327,550, 18 February 1991

Gross USA:

$34,002,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,487,045
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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