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A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.

Director:

Michael Gottlieb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Calvin Fuller
Joss Ackland ... King Arthur
Art Malik ... Lord Belasco
Paloma Baeza ... Princess Katey
Kate Winslet ... Princess Sarah
Daniel Craig ... Master Kane
David Tysall David Tysall ... Ratan
Ron Moody ... Merlin
Barry Stanton ... Blacksmith
Michael Mehlmann ... Shop Owner (as Michael Mehlnan)
Melanie Oettinger Melanie Oettinger ... Peasant Woman
Rebecca Denton Rebecca Denton ... Washer Woman
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly ... Apprentice
Louise Rosner Louise Rosner ... Lady in Waiting
Paul Rosner Paul Rosner ... Peasant Boy
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Storyline

Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur's court by Merlin. His mission: to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Katherine, who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, He must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home. Written by Kevin Modglin <kevin615@delphi.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild adventure action and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Calvin makes Big Macs for Princess Katie he includes tomatoes (or, "poisonous love apples") which are not a topping on the iconic McDonalds sandwich. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Fuller: Geez, this always works in the movies!
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Connections

Version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

THIRD EYE
Performed by Feel
Courtesy of Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Copyright (c) 1994
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Very harmless and very loosely based
10 June 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Since Mark Twain's novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is one of my favorite books of all time, I always watch a film adaptation when I can get my hands on it. Unlike imperfect adaptations of The Great Gatsby, which I can't stand to watch, I love watching any version of Mark Twain's comedy, even if it's hardly relevant to the original text.

In this Disney version, the brilliant Connecticut Yankee is transformed into a teenaged baseball player from California. He travels back in time and has to help King Arthur, sort out some royal affairs, evade Merlin's evil magic, and show people of the 1500s exciting modern gadgets of 1995, like a Walkman, roller skates, and breakdancing. While it would have been cute if he'd live in Connecticut and belonged to the Yankees baseball team, rather than the Knights, Disney probably wanted to warn people from the get-go that their version was going to be a loose adaptation. I've never found a perfect version, but the concept is such an endearing one that the details sometimes don't matter. If you want to see Ron Moody as Merlin, Kate Winslet as one of the princesses, Joss Ackland as King Arthur, and a pre-Bond Daniel Craig all getting amused by and ultimately learning from Thomas Ian Nicholas, you can try this very harmless Disney version.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Hungary | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,315,310, 13 August 1995

Gross USA:

$13,406,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,406,717
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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