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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

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Joe Cornish

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Alex
Denise Gough ... Mary
Dean Chaumoo Dean Chaumoo ... Bedders
Tom Taylor ... Lance
Rhianna Dorris Rhianna Dorris ... Kaye
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Mr. Kepler
Noma Dumezweni ... Mrs. Lee
Rebecca Ferguson ... Morgana
Mark Bonnar ... Mr. Jeffreys
Angus Imrie ... Young Merlin
Louis Martin ... Off Licence Employee
Joey Ansah ... Policeman
Adam Leese ... Policeman
Alexandra Roach ... Miss Foster
Nick Mohammed ... Mr. Hyde
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Storyline

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written by https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-kid-who-would-be-king

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The names of Alex's friends correspond with Knights of the Round Table: Lance is Sir Lancelot, Kaye is Sir Kay, and Bedders is Sir Bedivere. See more »

Goofs

Merlin's Led Zeppelin shirt continuously changes between gray and black between shots at different points of the movie. Edit: This is an intentional choice as it goes from dark gray to light gray depending on Merlin's age; when he looks younger (while being older) the shirt is darker because it has faded as the shirt is old. When Merlin looks older (while actually being younger) the shirt is bright gray because it's newer and hasn't faded with time. This is because Merlin ages in reverse and the clothing represents that visually. It is not a continuity error. See more »

Quotes

Bedders: Alex - don't die.
Alex: I'll do my best.
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Connections

Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Land of Make Believe
Written by Andy Hill and Pete Sinfield (as Peter Sinfield)
Performed by Bucks Fizz
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
Under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
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This is more like it!
17 August 2019 | by jmagruder-194-699202See all my reviews

Great family flik! Fun take, not too cliche in some points, humor and who doesn't love Patrick Stewart?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,173,887, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$16,790,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,140,970
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2.39 : 1
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