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The King (2005)

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Original title: King, The

Release Date
 USA: Jun 9, 2006
BoxOffice: $0.2M

Running Time
1 hour, 45 minutes

Country USA, UK

Production Companies
ContentFilm, Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, FilmFour

Studio ThinkFilm

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Genre: Drama

Tagline: The devil made me do it.

Plot: Gael Garcia Bernal (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) may posses the rugged good looks of a classic screen star but he continues to dodge Hollywood, instead choosing to follow his own idiosyncratic path with movies like THE KING. Bernal stars as Elvis Valderez, a recently discharged Navy recruit who travels to Corpus Christi, Texas, to track down the father he's never met. But when he finds him, Elvis is in for a shock; his father, David Sandow (William Hurt, who surely based his performance on the all-too-real John Mark Byers from PARADISE LOST), is the leader of a Baptist congregation in Corpus Christi, and has instilled strong Christian values in all of his family. David wants the rogue-like Elvis to steer clear of his flock, perhaps fearing that he'll reveal long-buried secrets about David's past. But when the ex-Navy man sees his father's daughter, 16-year-old Malerie (Pell James), he longs to form a romantic bond with her. Initially unaware that Malerie is his half-sister, Elvis continues to pursue her even when he discovers their family relationship, leading to smalltown tumult with plenty of unexpected twists in the plot.

Despite having only one prior film to his name (the wonderfully gloomy documentary WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP) director James Marsh pulls some great performances from

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 Directed by
James Marsh
Wisconsin Death Trip, The Animator of Prague
 Written by
Milo Addica
Monster's Ball, Birth, The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer
James Marsh
Wisconsin Death Trip, The Animator of Prague
Laura Harring
Mulholland Dr., The Punisher, John Q
William Hurt
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Derek Alvarado
The Garage, Love Math
E. Matthew Buckley
Tiger Cruise
Mohammad Ahmed
The Ringer, Risen
 Music By
Max Avery Lichtenstein
Tarnation, Margarita Happy Hour, Puzzlehead

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