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A Hologram for the King (2016)

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A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alan
... Yousef
... Zahra
... Hanne
... Kit
... Ruby
... Ron
... Young Ron
... Young Alan
Alexander Molkenthin ... Kid Alan
Xara Eich ... Young Kit
... Brad
... Cayley
... Rachel
... Dave
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A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

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How far will you go to find yourself?

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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28 April 2016 (Germany)  »

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Esperando al rey  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,138,605, 24 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,198,126, 26 June 2016
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Had its German debut at Berlin's Zoo Palast, at Hardenbergstraße 29A 10623 Berlin. See more »

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The passport stamp shows 09-25-2010 as entry date, however the visa on the next page has an issuance date of 07/09/2014, so 4 years later. Also, the stamp doesn't have the right design. See more »

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Alan: [mimicking The Talking Heads in his music video TV commercial] You may find yourself living in your garden shack. And you may find yourself not at home in your home. And you may find yourself looking for your large automobile. And you may find yourself without a beautiful house. Without a beautiful wife. And you may ask yourself "Well, how did I get here?"
Alan: [riding a roller coaster for the chorus] Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Eddie's Boogie
Music by Ralph Lamb & Andrew Ross
Metro - Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Production Music
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Worst Tom Hanks movie ever
15 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I like Tom Hanks. I went to see this movie because of Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, I have seldom seen a movie as pointless as this one. In fact, I signed up to IMDb just to write this review: do not waste your time or money to see this one. It has a none existent plot, weak characters all around, a dialog that seems made up as they were filming, and worst of all, there is no point or reason to watch this movie. Is it about Saudi Arabia? Maybe, but if it is, we should boycott the country not make a movie about it. Is it about a bunch of real characters lost in Saudi Arabia? No. It's about a bunch of characters whose fate you don't give a damn about whether they live in SA or USA. Is there any conclusion, closure, opinion that you can form about the plot, or characters, or the reason this movie was made? None. Zero. Zip. I'm tempted to write to Tom Hanks and ask for my money back, or at least, ask for an explanation for making this god-awful movie.


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