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One Night with the King (2006)

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

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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
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
James Callis ... Haman, the Agagite
Peter O'Toole ... Samuel, the Prophet
Javen Campbell ... Prince Tarshish
Jyoti Dogra Jyoti Dogra ... Queen Vashti
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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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:

$4,106,862, 15 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,395,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,538,582, 28 October 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gener8Xion Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The book of Esther (on which this film is based) is one of two books in the Bible that does not mention God. The closest it comes is when Mordecai says to Esther, "We will pray for you." The other book is Song of Songs. See more »

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When King Xerxes is mounting his horse on the training grounds the saddle is very clearly a modern leather "western" style saddle complete with a horn (for roping cattle). See more »

Quotes

Jesse: [catching Esther as she runs in the street] Looking for someone?
Queen Esther: I'm fine. Thank you. You can run back to Rebecca now.
Jesse: [inquiring] Oh, I'm sure you're fine. Tell me Hadassah or who ever you are, how do you intend to get into the palace?
Queen Esther: [relieved] You didn't come to take me back?
Jesse: [laughing with her] Come or I shall you, Hadassah the mouse!
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User Reviews

 
Nice looking, but not especially well done
15 October 2006 | by omphalos02See all my reviews

This film does have a wonderful story to tell, and the location shots (it was filmed in India to imitate ancient Persia) are beautiful. That's the good news. The bad news is that the actual script for the story is weak and much of the dialog is stilted. Some of the acting is truly sub-par, although the girl who plays Hadassa/Esther really makes the most of some very bad situations script-wise. I felt that the direction was heavy handed in much of the film, but some gorgeous recreations and CG backdrops almost make up for this. Also,the fact that Peter O'Toole is advertised as a "star" of this film is very misleading. He appears in maybe five minutes of footage at the beginning, and nothing more. Overall, I thought the film had good intentions, but not enough time and effort put into a convincing script.


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