In Biblical times, a girl disguises her Jewish origins when the Persian king comes looking for a new bride among his subjects.

Director:

Michael O. Sajbel

Writers:

Stephan Blinn (screenplay), Mark Andrew Olsen (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Dupont ... Hadassah / Esther
Luke Goss ... King Xerxes
John Noble ... Prince Admantha
Omar Sharif ... Prince Memucan
John Rhys-Davies ... Mordecai
Tom Lister Jr. ... Hegai, the Royal Eunuch (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
James Callis ... Haman, the Agagite
Peter O'Toole ... Samuel, the Prophet
Javen Campbell ... Prince Tarshish
Jyoti Dogra Jyoti Dogra ... Queen Vashti
Indraneel Bhattacharya Indraneel Bhattacharya ... Bigthan (as Neal Bhattacharya)
Jonah Lotan ... Jesse
Dilshad Patel Dilshad Patel ... Hannah (as Dilshad)
Nimrat Kaur ... Sarah
Takesh Singh Takesh Singh ... Harbona, the Eunuch
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Storyline

The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its archenemy. Written by Susan Zahn, Publicist.

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Feel The Touch Of Destiny


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

None of the actors are of Iranian or Jewish descent. See more »

Goofs

During the private banquet with Esther, Xerxes, and Haman, a close-up on Esther shows no necklace around her neck, yet in the next cut, where we see her from the side with Haman, the necklace is back. See more »

Quotes

Queen Esther: Will you not join me in the palace? I could have you be named in any post you desire...
Mordecai: My Lord will take care of me... Do you take care... of your Lord ?
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Connections

Version of Esther (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingdom of Love
Written by J.A.C. Redford, Paksima Zakipour
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
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Enjoyed it
15 October 2006 | by eileenjahnaSee all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this movie but they took a lot of license with the biblical story. They especially changed time frames where they made months into weeks and days into hours. If you know your bible, you can really spot the differences.

I thought Tiffany Dupont who played Esther was charming. Luke Goss who played Xerxes was a bit overblown. The guy (James Callas) who played Haman was way over the top. John Rhys-Davies is always a joy to watch and he doesn't disappoint as Mordecai.

Even with that, I would rather see a movie like this than 90% of the stuff put in theaters these days. Would recommend seeing the movie and then go home and read the real story!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Night with the King: The Call of Destiny See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,326,000, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$13,395,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,728,450
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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