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A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

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Aaron
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Mr. Kurlander
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Mrs. Kurlander
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Miss Mathey
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Mr. Mungo
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Lydia
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Sullivan
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Lester
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Ben (as Joseph Chrest)
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Patrolman Burns
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Ella McShane
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Mrs. McShane
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Billy Thompson
Peggy Freisen ...
Mrs. Thompson
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Christina Sebastian
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Mr. Sandoz
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Elevator Operator
Jesse Zeigler ...
Jealous Kid
Remak Ramsay ...
Principal Stellwater
Fred Cherrick ...
Woodbine Owner
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Woodbine Waiter (as Joseph Moynihan)
Don Richard ...
Mr. Farley
Masaharu Takano ...
Mr. Yamo (as Mark Takano)
Craig Hawksley ...
Golfer in Orange Pants
Aelred Rosser ...
Other Golfer
Jason Feiner ...
Marble Bully #1
Jared Joplin ...
Marble Bully #2
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Front Desk Clerk
Harry Governick ...
Second Policeman
Sarah Mermelstein ...
Girl at Graduation
Kimberly Jenkins ...
Girl at Party
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Boy with Apple
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Donald Miller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Calvin ...
Blue Collar Worker (uncredited)
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Marble Bully #3 (uncredited)
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Boy in Street (uncredited)
Richard Alan Nichols ...
Bar Owner (uncredited)
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Mr. Desot - Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steven Soderbergh

Written by

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A.E. Hotchner ... (memoir)
 
Steven Soderbergh ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Albert Berger ... producer
John Hardy ... executive producer
Barbara Maltby ... producer
Ron Yerxa ... producer

Music by

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Cliff Martinez

Cinematography by

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Elliot Davis ... (camera)

Film Editing by

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Steven Soderbergh

Editorial Department

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Aaron Glascock ... assistant picture editor
Baylis Glascock ... additional assistant editor
Steve Gorlin ... post-production assistant (as Stephen Gorlin)
Mike Milliken ... color timer
Steve New ... negative cutter (as Steven New)
Craig Weintraub ... additional assistant editor

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila

Production Design by

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Gary Frutkoff

Art Direction by

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Bill Rea

Set Decoration by

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Claire Jenora Bowin

Costume Design by

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Susan Lyall

Makeup Department

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Anna Cirronis ... additional makeup artist
Laura Connolly ... hair designer
Susan Mills ... key hair stylist
Jeaneen Muckerman ... assistant hair stylist
Elaine L. Offers ... makeup supervisor
Ann Pala ... assistant makeup artist
James Ryder ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Rick Cowan ... unit manager
Georgia Kacandes ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lynn K. D'Angona ... second second assistant director (as Lynn K. d'Angona)
Gregory Jacobs ... first assistant director
Allen Kupetsky ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Mark Aeling ... scenic
Cheyenne Ali ... scenic
Matthew R. Altman ... on-set dresser
Chris Alvarez ... metal foreman (as Chris 'Bubba' Alvarez)
Andy Amann ... dresser
Mark Alan Asher ... construction supervisor
Chris Barnes ... lead scenic artist
Phillip Barnes ... scenic
Mike Bender ... dresser
Ron Bolte ... carpenter
Cynthia 'CB' Brummer ... prop assistant
Matt Cahill ... construction production assistant
Rebecca Carriaga ... assistant prop master
Andrew Cross ... scenic
Curtis Lee Crowell ... construction production assistant
Dan Dahmer ... carpenter
Lisa Dennison ... art department coordinator (as Lisa L. Dennison)
Mark Donoghue ... scenic
David Elliott ... construction coordinator
Joseph Farell ... carpenter
Pat Farell ... carpenter
Sarah Frost ... scenic
Dave Fuegner ... carpenter
Timothy Gasper ... carpenter
Joseph Henry ... carpenter
Dan Hodapp ... carpenter
Kirk R. James ... carpenter
Kyle Johnstone ... leadman
Yael Kats ... scenic
Terry Kauffman ... billboards
Red Kelly ... scenic
Morris J. Laslo Jr. ... scenic (as Morris Laslo Jr.)
Janice Lewis ... carpenter
Michael Loui ... scenic
John McCabe ... construction supervisor (as John H. McCabe)
David McCarthy ... carpenter
James McCarthy ... carpenter
Richard McCarthy ... carpenter
Tim McDonald ... dresser
John McDougall ... title graphics
David McKlveen ... construction foreman (as David H. McKlveen)
Martin McManus ... dresser (as Marty McManus)
Andrew Millner ... scenic
Craig Anthony Muzio ... lead scenic artist (as Craig Muzio)
Erik Olson ... assistant art director
Tim Pendergast ... carpenter
Steve Piemont ... scenic
Raymond Ruby ... carpenter
Amy Schneider ... scenic
Thomas Schriewer ... carpenter
Mark Shea ... carpenter
John Snow ... key scenic artist (as John W. Snow)
Gregory Stone Sr. ... carpenter
Dave Stone ... carpenter
Stephen Swanson ... carpenter
Mark Thie ... general foreman (as Mark A. Thie)
Peggy Thierheimer ... carpenter
Anne Thompson ... scenic
Richard Tollkuhn ... scenic
Ernest 'Spike' Trevino ... scenic (as Ernest Trevino)
Leonard Vogt ... carpenter
Roger Waterhouse ... stage miniature
Todd Watschke ... construction supervisor (as Todd 'Bear' Watschke)
Carol A. Wilson ... assistant set decorator
Mark Wilson ... construction supervisor (as Mark W. Wilson)
Thomas Woodard ... carpenter
Bill Zullo ... prop master
Christopher Patrick Nolan ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Ashwill ... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Ron Bartlett ... sound effects editor
Matthew C. Beville ... sound recordist: Weddington
Larry Blake ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Mark Coffey ... sound recordist: Weddington
Judy Dabbs ... sound assistant (as Judy Zan Gorey)
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley recordist
Aaron Glascock ... assistant sound editor
Walter Gorey ... boom operator
Paul Ledford ... production sound mixer
Mark Lindauer ... sound engineer: Weddington
Dave Moreno ... sound recordist: Weddington
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Steve F.B. Smith ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve F.B. Simerka-Smith)
Greg Steele ... adr recordist
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
David A. Whittaker ... sound effects editor (as David Whittaker)

Special Effects by

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J.D. Streett ... special effects coordinator (as J.D. Streett IV)

Stunts

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Bob Brown ... stunt player
David Elliott ... stunt player
Andy Gill ... stunt player
Buck McDancer ... stunt player
Noon Orsatti ... stunt coordinator
J.D. Streett ... stunt player (as J.D. Streett IV)
Eddie Yansick ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carmen Bailey ... second second assistant camera
Paul Barrett ... electrician
Jason Barton ... stills intern
Robin Brown ... first assistant camera
Dave Burns ... grip (as David Burns)
John L. Dardis ... electrician
Mike Dougan ... grip
John Harrison ... camera intern (as John V. Harrison)
Marianne Janson ... stills intern
David Jensen ... grip
Jan Kiesser ... additional photographer
David Lee ... still photographer
Calvin Maehl ... chief lighting technician
Richard Mall ... key grip
Robin Melhuish ... second assistant camera
John Nuler ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Kenn Ort ... electrician (as Kenn R. Ort)
Paul Andre Paguyo ... best boy grip
Felix Rivera ... best boy electric
Robert Stone ... grip
Frank Stubblefield ... electrician

Casting Department

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Jeff Block ... casting associate
Mallory Eisenstein ... local extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Carrie Houk ... location and extra casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Goldsmith ... wardrobe supervisor
Carolyn Greco ... assistant costume designer
Paul Hanon ... wardrobe intern
Brigid Hart ... wardrobe intern
Eric Luebbert ... additional on-set wardrobe
Megan Rodgers ... wardrobe intern
Todd Thomas ... additional on-set wardrobe
Laurie J. Trevethan ... additional on-set wardrobe
Cricket Vandover ... additional on-set wardrobe
Lizz Wolf ... set costumer (as Elizabeth Wolf)

Location Management

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Mark Egmon ... location assistant (as Mark A. Egmon)
Paul Marcus ... location supervisor
Pamelah Griesedieck Oakey ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Kevin Frech ... music coordinator
Jeffrey Kimball ... music supervisor
Cliff Martinez ... composer: graduation music
Leanne Ungar ... recording engineer: piano music
Michael Glenn Williams ... arranger: graduation music (as Michael Williams) / composer: graduation music (as Michael Williams) / performer: graduation music (as Michael Williams)

Transportation Department

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John Angelo ... driver
Russ Christian ... driver
Jim Cook ... driver
Pat D'Amico ... driver
Leroy Davis ... driver
Tutt Esquerre ... picture car coordinator
Joshua Hancock ... transportation coordinator (as Josh Hancock)
Joseph Hawkins ... driver
Ronn Hejna ... driver
Erman Jackson ... driver
Jack Knudson ... picture car wrangler
Susan Luepker ... assistant picture car coordinator
John Lydon ... driver
Mitch Masoner ... production van driver (as Mitchell Masoner)
Jim Metz ... driver
Barb Ringeisen ... driver
Nick Sanders ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Steve Alterman ... adr group
Stephanie Axe ... unit production assistant
Debbie Baker ... bird handler
Charles Bartlett ... adr group
Trey Batchelor ... key set production assistant
Megan Bell ... adr group
Heidi Borgel ... set intern
Kristina Caruth ... adr group
Billy Collins Jr. ... assistant to producers (as Billy J. Collins Jr.)
Robert Doyle ... set intern
Judi M. Durand ... adr group (as Judi Durand)
Karen Eisenstadt ... production auditor
Shelley Gabert ... promotions intern
Carol Gregory ... set production assistant
Jamie Gunderson ... adr group
John Hager ... parking production assistant (as John W. Hager)
Barbara Harris ... adr group (as Barbara Iley)
Amy Hartweger ... set intern
Laura Haverstick ... bird handler
Christy Hebble ... key set production assistant
Lisa Hennessy ... craft service
Doris Hess ... adr group
Liza Holman ... craft service assistant
Leah Holmes ... post-production accounting: R.C. Baral & Co.
Carlyle King ... adr group
Daniel 'Dano' Kinkade Jr. ... office production assistant
Katrina Kirby ... accounting assistant
Julie Kuehndorf ... unit publicist: Clein+White
Elizabeth Lambert ... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Karsh Lambert)
Josh Lindsay ... adr group
Phillip Lucier ... adr group
Gabriel Luque ... adr group
Christina MacGregor ... adr group
Fred Mandel ... set production assistant
L. Jay Margolin ... travel coordinator
Jeff McCarter ... set intern
David McCharen ... adr group
Heather McGrath ... production coordinator
Richard Morelli ... set production assistant (as Richard C. Morelli)
Monica Muehlhause-Horn ... assistant auditor (as Monica Muehlhause)
Daniel O'Keefe ... parking production assistant
Lindsay Parker ... adr group
Mary Linda Phillips ... adr group (as Linda Phillips)
Jodie Pupillo ... set production assistant
David Randolph ... adr group
Noreen Reardon ... adr group
Linda Louis-Van Reed ... assistant production coordinator
Leah Reyes-Ramos ... office intern
Scott Rich ... stand-in: Jesse Bradford
Alexandra Root ... dailies coordinator
Michael Sanlin ... security
Andrew Schlichter ... stand-in: Jesse Bradford (as Andrew A. Schlichter)
Darryl Schneiderman ... set intern
Hollie Van Bergen-Baker ... bird handler
Bruce Van Reed ... security
Jeff Whiteside ... medic
Mia Wicklund ... production assistant (as Mia N. Ries)

Thanks

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Kate Arnold-Schuck ... special thanks
Howard Behar ... special thanks
Lisa Drew ... special thanks
Tim Dwyer ... special thanks: The Apartment Exchange
Don O'Neill ... special thanks
Janis Rockwell Strong ... special thanks
Colette Sartor ... special thanks
Neil J. Svetanics ... special thanks: fire chief, St. Louis Fire Dept.
Micky Trost ... special thanks
Helen Uffner ... special thanks: Vintage Clothing, New York
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A boy whose mother is forced into a sanitarium and father gets a job as a traveling salesman. The boy fends for himself in a seedy SRO hotel. Written by Mark Allyn

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Taglines When the world turns upside down, the trick is coming out on top. See more »
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Also Known As
  • König der Murmelspieler (Germany)
  • El rey de la colina (Spain)
  • Kalno valdovas (Lithuania)
  • O vasilias tou lofou (Greece)
  • Ο Βασιλιάς του Λόφου (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $46,476, 20 Aug 1993

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the author A.E. Hotchner's book " Paul and Me" ( about his lifetime friendship and business partnership with Paul Newman) he says that "King of the Hill" is his own autobiography. Newman asked him to write a screenplay from it, so they could produce the film, but Hotchner said he just couldn't do it, implying he was too close to it... the story of his parents, and himself as a child. Paul Newman replied... "A Pity". Then Hotchner goes on to mention that this film, Steven Soderbergh's version, produced by Robert Redford, was excellent, named one of the top ten films of the year, and praised the remarkable performance of 14 yr old Jesse Bradford. See more »
Goofs In 1933 Aaron gets the letter for his father marked as from "Works Progress Administration". Works Progress Administration was only established in 1935. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Man Without a Face/Wilder Napalm/King of the Hill/Hard Target/And the Band Played On (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Tiger Rag See more »
Crazy Credits Picture editing performed on the editdroid See more »
Quotes Mrs. Kurlander: Must you wear that filthy thing on your head?
Aaron: Ma, it's a hat. You wear it on your head.
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