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Michael Douglas stars as a treasure-hunting eccentric in this Alexander Payne-produced comedy from director Michael Cahill. Recently released from a mental institution and reunited with his teenage daughter, Miranda Evan Rachel Wood, Charlie Douglas decides there's century's old gold buried near their lower-middle-class neighborhood, and sets out on an obsessive quest to find it. Along the way, the estranged parent and child rekindle a long-lost bond with each other. Featuring a score by David Robbins, King of ...
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Overview

Michael Douglas stars as a treasure-hunting eccentric in this Alexander Payne-produced comedy from director Michael Cahill. Recently released from a mental institution and reunited with his teenage daughter, Miranda Evan Rachel Wood, Charlie Douglas decides there's century's old gold buried near their lower-middle-class neighborhood, and sets out on an obsessive quest to find it. Along the way, the estranged parent and child rekindle a long-lost bond with each other. Featuring a score by David Robbins, King of California screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

5.1 Dolby Digital surround; "Making Of" featurette; Outtakes; Previews; English SDH; Spanish subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • UPC: 687797117793
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,241

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Douglas Charlie
Evan Rachel Wood Miranda
Willis Burks II Pepper
Laura Kachergus Rita
Paul Lieber Doug
Kathleen Wilhoite Kelly
Anne Nathan Applebee's Manager
Arthur Santiago McDonald's Manager
Ashley Greene McDonald's Customer
Ian Hopps Boy
Anna Khaja Officer Contreras
Will Rothhaar Security Guard
Annie O'Donnell Greeter
Greg Davis Jr. Joseph
Jeanie Hackett Teacher
Mousa Kraish Bruce
Max Grodenchik Leonid
Gerald Emerick Sheriff's Deputy
David O'Donnell Firefighter
Chic Daniel Older Cop
Angel Oquendo Younger Cop
Jason Auer Costco Employee
Ho-Kwan Tse Chinese Man
Allisyn Ashley Arm Miranda Age 9
Gary Paul Cop at Excavation
David Robbins Conductor
Technical Credits
Mike Cahill Director, Screenwriter
Patty Androff Makeup
Dan Bishop Production Designer
Clair Martin Cahill Set Decoration/Design
Stacey Carino Stunts
Nicholas Childs Producer
Joanna Colbert Casting
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Michael Dennison Costumes/Costume Designer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Mark Donaldson Stunts
Richard Dwan Sound Editor
Randall Emmett Producer
Richard L. Fox Asst. Director
Wendy Fuller Animator
George Furla Executive Producer
Glenn Garland Editor
Todd Gilbert Associate Producer
Jermaine T. Holt Stunts
Jan Johnson Executive Producer
Khristina Kravas Associate Producer
Amy Lederman Makeup
Avi Lerner Producer
Michael London Producer
Bill Matthews Set Decoration/Design
Josh Medak Camera Operator
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
David Morong Art Director
John Nolan Cinematographer
Lee Orloff Sound/Sound Designer
Vance J. Owen Executive Producer
George Parra Co-producer
Alexander Payne Producer
Tracy Prescott Art Director
David Robbins Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Randolph Le Roi Stunts
Elisa Salinas Executive Producer
Janeen Schreyer Makeup
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Wilshire Stages Sound Mixer
Fred Stahly Sound Editor
Taj Teffaha Camera Operator
John Thompson Executive Producer
Jim Whitaker Cinematographer
James Whitaker Cinematographer
Tricia Yoo Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King of California
1. Welcome Home [10:26]
2. The Search Begins [13:49]
3. Getting Closer [7:48]
4. X Marks the Spot [8:04]
5. Miranda's Car [9:27]
6. The Costco Plan [6:03]
7. Losing the House [:49]
8. The God Key [3:34]
9. Slow Speed Chase [6:25]
10. Thank You [6:33]
11. California Tale [8:08]
12. End Credits [5:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- King of California
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary Audio With Writer/Director Mike Cahill, Cinematographer Jim Whitaker, Production Designer Dan Bishop, and First Assistant Director Richard L. Fox
      The Making of King of California
      Outtakes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also Available on First Look DVD
         Smiley Face
         The Contract
         10 Items or Less
         Journey to the End of the Night
         The Proposition
         Relative Strangers
         A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
         Paris Je T'aime
         Coming Soon to First Look DVD
            The Amateurs
            Day Zero
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
         English DTS
         English 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    What a remarkable movie. I sat through the movie constantly entertained. The screenwriter was not only fantastic, but extremely accurate. How many movies have I seen where they have a mentall ill character act the complete opposite of what they are diagnosed under. However, this screenwriter did their homework. The acting was superb on both Wood and Douglas's part. The storyline was kind of slow, but like I said, constantly entertaining. I reccommend this movie for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Tired Script but a Platform for the Skillful Acting of Douglas and Wood

    KING OF CALIFORNIA may not break any records for innovation of thought or script but it is a tightly made little film that allows veteran actor Michael Douglas a lollipop of a wacky role to remind us that he does have comedic talent! It also gives 20-year old Evan Rachel Wood the opportunity to compete with a Pro and come out an equal - quite a feat for such a young actress. Written and directed by Mike Cahill the story does have appeal, especially since it is set in Santa Clarita, California, a rapidly developing 'hinterland' that is suffering from the effects of too rapid industrialization, changing from a picturesque remnant of California raw beauty into yet another perky little town. Charlie (Michael Douglas) has been in and out of mental institutions for his wacky behavior. His life as a jazz bassist and entrepreneur has always veered off the map, leaving him alone with his only daughter Miranda who has survived her father's irresponsible life by keeping the old family home (in the midst of a huge housing development) with the money she makes double shifting at the local MacDonalds. When Charlie is released his focus is on discovering the gold left behind by Catholic priests in the mid 1600s, a fact he has researched while hospitalized, on the Internet, and from the journal of one of the priests. Miranda slowly buys into Charlie's madcap scheme and adventure as a gold hunter and the caper results in a bonding between father and daughter that has been teetering on the brink of disaster for years. The manner in which Charlie, Miranda, and an old ex-con friend Pepper (Willis Burks II) go after the treasure provides most of the energy of the film. Yes, there are bits and pieces of this project that have been done many times before (and often better), but the pleasure of KING OF CALIFORNIA lies in the bravura and touching performances by Douglas and Wood. This is a pleasant excursion of a movie, worth an evening's gander. Grady Harp

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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