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King Ralph ()


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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

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Ralph
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Willingham
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Graves
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Miranda
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Phipps
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Gordon
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Hale
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Princess Anna
Niall O'Brien ...
McGuire
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King Gustav
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Queen Katherine
Ed Stobart ...
Dysentery
Gedren Heller ...
Punk Girl
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King Mulambon
Michael Johnson ...
Hamilton
Ann Beach ...
Miranda's Mother
Jack Smethurst ...
Miranda's Father
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Royal Photographer (as Roger Ashton Griffiths)
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Ed Mayes
Dallas Adams ...
MC at Strip Club
Adele Lakeland ...
Fanny Oakley
Haydon-Pearce Josanne ...
Chorus Girl (as Josanne Haydon-Pearce)
Vanessa Lee Hicks ...
Chorus Girl
Jazzi Northover ...
Chorus Girl
Dawn Spence ...
Chorus Girl
Guy Fithen ...
Bouncer
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Riding Instructor
Cameron Blakely ...
Graves' Photographer
Caroline Paterson ...
Counter Girl
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Onlooker
Richard Whitmore ...
Male Newscaster
Jennie Stoller ...
Female Newscaster
Kirk St. James ...
Sax Player
Tim Seely ...
King of England
Alison McGuire ...
Queen of England
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Duke
Alan McMahon ...
Assistant Photographer
Richard Bebb ...
Gamekeeper
David Stoll ...
Butler
Chantal Claire ...
'Dukettes' Back-Up Singer (as Chantal-Claire)
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'Dukettes' Back-Up Singer (as Topaze Hasfal-School)
Charlotte Pyecroft ...
'Dukettes' Back-Up Singer
Paul Beach ...
Tailor
Angus MacKay ...
Assistant Tailor
Jason Richards ...
Baby Ralph II
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Rodney Cardiff ...
Servant (uncredited)
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Royal Courtier (uncredited)
Hugh Elton ...
Guest Dignitary (uncredited)
Aidan Harrington ...
Aide (uncredited)
Barrie Holland ...
Palace Dignitary (uncredited)
Lew Hooper ...
Guest Dignitary (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ...
Guest Dignitary (uncredited)
Henry Roberts ...
Researcher (uncredited)
Laurie Rose ...
Man in McDonald's (uncredited)
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Royal Dignitary (uncredited)
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Sir Guy Cracknell (uncredited)

Directed by

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David S. Ward

Written by

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Emlyn Williams ... (novel "Headlong")
 
David S. Ward ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Julie Bergman Sender ... co-producer (as Julie Bergman)
Jack Brodsky ... producer
John Comfort ... co-producer
Sydney Pollack ... executive producer
Mark Rosenberg ... executive producer

Music by

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James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

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Kenneth MacMillan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Jympson ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Joss Agnew ... editorial trainee
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Beth Dewey ... post-production runner (as Elizabeth Dewey)
Robert Frazen ... assistant editor
Jonathan Lucas ... assistant editor
Alex Renskoff ... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
William Webb ... associate editor

Casting By

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Mary Selway

Production Design by

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Simon Holland

Art Direction by

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Clinton Cavers

Set Decoration by

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Peter Walpole

Costume Design by

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Catherine Cook

Makeup Department

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Elaine Bowerbank ... hair styles supervisor
Betty Glasow ... hair stylist
Peter Robb-King ... makeup supervisor
Jane Royle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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John Comfort ... unit production manager
Carol Dantuono ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derek Cracknell ... first assistant director
Melvin Lind ... second assistant director
Julian Wall ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Bruce Bigg ... property master
Peter Bigg ... dressing prop
Colin Burgess ... stand-by propman
Jack Carter ... construction manager
Kelvin Carter ... chargehand carpenter
Graham Caulfield ... drapes master
Trevor Dyer ... chargehand carpenter
Fred Evans ... master sculptor
Judy Farr ... property buyer
Barry Gibbs ... dressing prop
Elli Griff ... art department assistant
John Hedges ... construction supervisor
Danny Hunter ... chargehand stand-by propman
Michael Jones ... supervising painter
Kenneth Langridge ... chargehand stagehand
Reg Richards ... chargehand carpenter
Lucy Richardson ... draughtsperson
Ray Rose ... chargehand propman
Peter Russell ... draughtsperson
Alfie Smith ... chargehand dressing props
Suzanna Smith ... draughtsperson
Janet Stevens ... sculptor
Ted Stickley ... chargehand dressing props
Peter Voysey ... sculptor
Kenneth Welland ... chargehand painter (as Ken Welland)
Mark White ... stand-by constructor (as Chalky White)
Robin Heinson ... painter (uncredited)
Clive Ingleton ... decor and lettering artist (uncredited)
Robert Jackson ... carpenter (uncredited)
Grahame Ménage ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Robert Voysey ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David A. Arnold ... foley editor (as Dave Arnold)
Don Banks ... boom operator
Jo Crilly ... sound trainee
Dean Drabin ... foley mixer
John P. Fasal ... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fasal)
Christopher Flick ... foley editor (as Chris Flick)
Jo Griffy ... sound editor trainee
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Scott Hecker ... supervising sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Tony Jenkins ... re-recordist
Doug Kent ... assistant sound editor
Rudy J. Lara ... re-recordist
Bobby Mackston ... dialogue editor
David Motta ... sound maintenance
Katie Rowe ... foley artist
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro ... assistant sound editor
Matt Sawelson ... dialogue editor
Ivan Sharrock ... sound designer
Mark Smith ... re-recording mixer
Joel Valentine ... special effects editor
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor (as Bill Voightlander)
Scott D. Jackson ... foley editor (uncredited)
Brad Sherman ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Morris ... special effects supervisor
Simon Cockren ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Terry Schubert ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Greg Powell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Brown ... gaffer (as Tommy Brown)
John Clark ... best boy electric
Frank Connor ... still photographer
Jonathan Earp ... clapper loader
John Field ... chargehand rigger
Martin Lewis ... camera car
David Morgan ... focus puller
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator
Katrina Thurston ... camera trainee
Tony Turner ... camera grip
Geoff Mulligan ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Caitlin Rhodes ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Annie Crawford ... wardrobe supervisor
Jenny Hawkins ... wardrobe assistant
Joe Hobbs ... wardrobe assistant
Lindsay Pugh ... wardrobe assistant
David Whiteing ... wardrobe assistant (as Dave Whiting)
Graham Churchyard ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Peter Elford ... location manager
William Lang ... location manager

Music Department

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Chris Boardman ... orchestrator
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent ... musician
Dina Eaton ... music editor
Bonnie Greenberg ... music clearances
Jeff Lynne ... music producer (uncredited)
Jill Meyers ... music clearances
Shawn Murphy ... scoring mixer
David Olson ... music assistant (as David M. Olson)
Marty Paich ... conductor / scoring conductor
Ross Pallone ... score recording engineer
Robert Schaper ... score recording engineer
Jim Weidman ... music editor (as James L. Weidman)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
John Bundrick ... musician: piano (uncredited)
David Olson ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Paul Salamunovich ... choral consultant (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Broadway ... unit driver (as Michael {Sparrow} Broadway)
Roy Clarke ... unit driver
Peter Graovac ... unit driver
Tommy Lee ... unit driver
Dave Manning ... unit driver
Colin Morris ... unit driver
Ian Clarke ... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Stanley Sirkin ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Howard Baral ... post-production accountant
Lisa Bellomo ... assistant to producer
Jo Burn ... assistant to producer
Sarah Dean ... accounts secretary
Diana Dill ... script supervisor
Pat Garrett ... choreographer
Jason Grode ... assistant: David Ward
Ben Jenkins ... production runner
Rita Joelson ... assistant to producer
Patricia Johnson ... publicist
Linda Labov ... assistant to producer
Michael Mason ... supervising scoring coordinator
Lauri Mayberry ... assistant accountant
Rex Mitchell ... production accountant
Janine Modder ... production coordinator (as Janine Lodge)
Della Moore ... assistant accountant
Andrew Noakes ... assistant accountant
Donna Ostroff ... assistant to producer
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield ... cutting room engineer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A comedy of majestic proportions See more »
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Also Known As
  • King Ralph I (United States)
  • Ralph Super King (France)
  • Rafi, un rey de peso (Spain)
  • Ne folytassa, felség! (Hungary)
  • Õfelsége Ralph király (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $8,327,550, 17 Feb 1991
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $52,487,045

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to an interview with John Goodman in the article "'No Leading Man, King Ralph Insists" published in the February 12, 1991 edition of the Los Angeles Times, Goodman denied his new leading man status in this movie, and said he was still just a character actor. Goodman said: "Don't call me a leading man. This is just another part, with a lot more lines. The only difference for me this time, was that I didn't have time to fool around when I wasn't working. When you're the leading man, your meter's running all the time, and you're always working. There's no goof-off time. But that still doesn't make me a leading man. I'm still just a character actor. Nobody's ready to call me Mel Gibson, Jr., and I don't think anybody's ready to pay good money to see me get the girl in the movie. I know I wouldn't go see something like that." See more »
Goofs While the film states that the entire British Royal family has been killed and an heir cannot be located, the actual line of succession to the United Kingdom monarchy extends to hundreds of nobles throughout all the nations of Central and Western Europe. An even longer extended list, tracing to links with the royal family as far back as 1800, extends into the thousands. Thus, even if all of the immediate British family were to die, there would be plenty of people left to take their place. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Scenes from a Mall/Nothing But Trouble/He Said, She Said/King Ralph/The Field (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Good Golly Miss Molly See more »
Quotes Phipps: Sir Cedric! Sir Cedric! Good news. We've finally found an heir!
Sir Cedric Willingham: That's wonderful, Duncan. Who is he?
Phipps: His name is Jones. Ralph Jones.
Sir Cedric Willingham: Is he everything we've hoped for?
Phipps: [embarrassed] Well. He has his strengths and his weaknesses. You see, he's
[uncomfortable pause]
Phipps: American.
Sir Cedric Willingham: Quickly, Duncan! The strengths!
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