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The King (2005)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 19 May 2006 (UK)
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A troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met.

Director:

James Marsh
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Elvis
Derek Alvarado ... Scoot
E. Matthew Buckley E. Matthew Buckley ... Deck Officer (as Matthew Buckley)
Monica Peña ... Brothel Manager (as Monica Pena)
Veronica Bernal Veronica Bernal ... Elvis's Girl
Billy Joe Martinez ... Mexican Salesman
Mohammad Ahmed ... Mr. Chopra
Pell James ... Malerie
Sally Allen Sally Allen ... PA
Paul Dano ... Paul Sandow
Laura Harring ... Twyla
William Hurt ... David
Roger Kunshick Roger Kunshick ... Young Man with Flower
Ike Reilly Ike Reilly ... Rum Jungle Singer
Milo Addica ... Bruno
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Storyline

A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a pre-conversion liaison, tells them to have nothing to do with him. But Elvis has already connected with Malerie, the pastor's 16-year old daughter. Elvis embarks on the seduction of Malerie, while Dave examines his conscience and comes to a new conclusion. Can anyone get right with the Lord? Does the Lord hear? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The devil made me do it.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality involving a teen, some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A király See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,927, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$281,326
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gael García Bernal is a year and a half younger than Pell James who plays a 16 year-old. See more »

Goofs

According to the digital clock in the SUV, it takes Elvis and David 21 minutes to change radio stations twice. See more »

Soundtracks

Put a Little Love in It
Written by Ike Reilly
Silent Six Publishing
Performed by Ike Reilly
Produced by Mickey Petralia
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Sometimes our sins come back to haunt us.
10 July 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

A breakthrough film by young director James Marsh. This film had me hanging on with bated breath just wondering where it was going. I was totally unprepared for the end, which was dynamite! Gael García Bernal (Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries) was understated but powerful as a young man just getting out of the Navy and going to look for his father, a pastor played by William Hurt (A History of Violence). Bernal was the product of a sinful life Hurt led before he "found Jesus." He starts a relationship with his half-sister, Pell James (Broken Flowers). You are wondering the entire time about motivation, danger, incest, pregnancy, and the inevitable end. It is not pretty, and it may be difficult for some to take, but I thought it was brilliant.

It was creepy, but Bernal was outstanding in only his second English-language role.


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