A fresh-out-of-the-mental institution father and his emancipated teenage daughter venture together on a quest for an ancient Spanish treasure buried beneath their local Costco in this take on the modern family and the American dream.Written by
They actually did film in a Costco, on a working schedule between the hours of 9:00 pm and 9:00 am. Since they were there for such long hours, members of the crew were trying clothes on and looking through the other products so Costco kept a cash register open all night long so that anyone could purchase things. See more »
In the flashback scene of Charlie playing the bass, his fingering is completely wrong for the bass notes in the musical cue. See more »
So then, it dawned on me one night, while the other patients were watching JAG.
They like that in there?
They love it.
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Bouncin' With Bud
Written by Bud Powell and Walter Fuller
Performed by Bud Powell
Published by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI) and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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How to approach "King of California"....
This is a film about the relationship between a father and his daughter. The daughter is extremely responsible, and more mature than dad. Dad is an irresponsible dreamer, and the role reversal is intriguing. Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood nicely compliment a very clever script. If you are the type of viewer who demands complete logic in everything that happens on the screen, you will not enjoy "King of California", because the story requires you to suspend disbelief. If you enjoy a treasure hunt, even one that is chasing smoke, then by all means see this film. It has a nice message,"you've got to believe in treasure to find it" - MERK
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