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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 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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:

$4,326,000, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$13,395,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,728,450
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Esther has "tan lines from bathing suit" in wedding feast scene See more »

Quotes

Queen Esther: Perhaps, instead of asking questions of our trials, our trials are ment to ask questions of ourselves.
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Version of Queen Esther (1948) See more »

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Kingdom of Love
Written by J.A.C. Redford, Paksima Zakipour
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The First "Cinderella" Allegory of the 21st Century
13 October 2006 | by briecooperSee all my reviews

This is more than just a love story; and it's more than just a Cultural Myth. Since time memorable, there have been Heroes and Heroines that have come out of each successive generation.

I feel privileged to have heard the author's father preach this very message years ago when I was a child. I also feel privileged to have co-written the song, "For Such A Time As This",(once again) following a sermon preached back in the mid-1980's.

This story transcends the "Top 20" list and it goes beyond an "Inspirational Fad", because it continues to be reborn in anyone who will rise to embrace the Call that leads a person to their Destiny.

The cinematography of this motion picture is lavish and the music is luscious. Judeo-Christianity and all love-based religions have come out of the closet in the telling of this age-old story and we may be witnessing the re-birth of secular Hollywood, all because someone stood up and came forth... "For Such A Time As This".

Not only did this movie make me feel good. It challenged me to once again embrace the hope and courage of Esther -- something more than religion; rather, a way of life.

See this film not just because of it's "Faith-Based" theme. See it for the message of enduring Courage that it portrays. And stay tuned for the sequel.


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