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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.

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
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 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

Despite having top billing on some posters/advertisements, Peter O'Toole only appears in the opening scene, having only a mere 30 seconds of screen time. 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

Father of Esther: [first lines - narration] From whence comes the purpose of a person's life? Coming by chance? A casting of the lot? Or does a call of destiny beckon to each of us? Many have wondered about my little Hadassah, and why a simple Jewish orphan was chosen to stand against the annihilation of her people. And yet the mystery of the girl most know as Esther, begins not where one might think, but 500 years earlier, with a single act of disobedience.
Father of Esther: King Saul of the Israelites had been sent by the prophet...
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Connections

Version of VeggieTales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingdom of Love
Written by J.A.C. Redford, Paksima Zakipour
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
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Too much Harlequin to little history
6 November 2006 | by pmmlisSee all my reviews

I went to see this film in hopes that it might be worth seeing. It was to the extent that it had a few good actors and ornate costumes. The problem was that there was so much focus on making it a romance. There is way to much of "Xerxes" bare (or scantily covered chest) and much too little of dramatic story, which is the main strength of the story of Haddasah (Esther). Most of the acting was mediocre and some big name stars got very little to work with. Portraying Greeks and the Jewish people of the time as "prodemocracy" is very much of a stretch. The story was muddled as was much of the history. There was very thin plotting and so many characters were introduced that one would have a hard time keeping track of them, or what purpose they served to the 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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