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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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Calvin Fuller is about to break curfew... by 1500 years. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Michael Gottlieb's final film. See more »

Quotes

Maya Fuller: I get your room if you get killed.
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Soundtracks

THIRD EYE
Performed by Feel
Courtesy of Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Copyright (c) 1994
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One of Disney's worst live-action offerings up until 1995
5 October 2020 | by r96skSee all my reviews

Dreadful film.

Everything about 'A Kid in King Arthur's Court' is just so poor, the whole feel of the film is extremely low-budget and limp. The writing is substandard, while the dialogue is actually terrible; it forces the 'present day vs. old days' theme way too much, it needed more to it.

The casting can make such a difference in how your film comes out, you can have a load of crap but if you get a strong cast you can still produce something good. This simply doesn't do that, though there is an interesting caveat - as both Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig incredibly appear, in just their third and second films respectively - huge credit to the Hubbards & Co., the UK casting directors.

The premise is just so dumb and uninteresting. Disney already adapted the Mark Twain novel in 1979 with 'Unidentified Flying Oddball', which I didn't love, so it's bizarre they chose to go back to it. As noted earlier, they try to make it noteworthy by colliding the two differing eras but it just comes across as lazy.

There's one, very minor, part I did like and that was King Arthur's little story with the Excalibur sword. It's nothing amazing, but I could appreciate what they were trying to do with that at the very least.

Entirely forgettable, one of Disney's worst live-action offerings up until 1995; from the ones I've seen to date, which is the majority, it's in my bottom six in fact.


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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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