King Ralph

King Ralph

Director: David S. Ward

Cast: David S. Ward, John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt

     
 

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Sometimes a family title, among the nobility of England, goes to the "collateral" heirs -- people not in the direct line of decent, like cousins, great-nephews and the like. On rare occasions, these people are not even aware that they are about to be elevated to the House of Lords, and they have been living more-or-less ordinary lives. In this comedy, the family which… See more details below

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Sometimes a family title, among the nobility of England, goes to the "collateral" heirs -- people not in the direct line of decent, like cousins, great-nephews and the like. On rare occasions, these people are not even aware that they are about to be elevated to the House of Lords, and they have been living more-or-less ordinary lives. In this comedy, the family which lacks direct heirs is the Royal Family of England -- as all of the likely heirs have died one after the other in swift succession. In this comedy, the "collateral heir" is an exuberant, fence-busting All-American slob (and pretty good rock n' roll musician) by the name of Ralph (John Goodman). Unknown to him, his grandmother had an affair with a royal prince. Ralph's a good guy, and eager to please. He recognizes the importance of the royal hoopla to England and works very hard to fit in as its new designated king. He is assisted by the ever-unctuous, very serious family factotum Willingham (Peter O'Toole). The trouble is, he doesn't have instincts for politics English-style, and he is constantly "putting a foot wrong," as they might say. The most difficult situation for him is when he develops a new love interest, and she's not "acceptable" to the upper crust. In addition to being hounded by the tabloids, he finds that "the good of the state" requires that he drop his new girlfriend. Things really come to a head just before Ralph's coronation as king. Reviewers generally loathed this feel-good comedy, but audiences seem to have enjoyed it tremendously, and it has done well in video and TV airings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2001
UPC:
0018713810168
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG
Source:
Good Times Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Surround Sound]
Time:
1:37:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Goodman Ralph
Peter O'Toole Willingham
John Hurt Lord Percival Graves
Camille Coduri Miranda
Richard Griffiths Phipps
Leslie Phillips Gordon
James Villiers Hale
Joely Richardson Princess Anna
Niall O'Brien McGuire
Julian Glover King Gustav
Judy Parfitt Queen Katherine
Ed Stobart Dysentery
Paul Beech Tailor
Chantal-Claire Dukette
Patrick Cremin Funeral Guard
Topaze Hasfal-School Backup Singer
Josanne Haydon-Pearce Chorus Girl
Mary Selway Actor
Kirk St. James Sax Player
Gedren Heller Punk Girl
Rudolph Walker King Mulambon
Michael Johnson Hamilton
Ann Beach Miranda's Mother
Jack Smethurst Miranda's Father
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Royal Photographer
Brian Greene Ed Mayes
Dallas Adams MC Strip Club
Adele Lakeland Fanny Oakley
Vanessa Lee Hicks Chorus Girl
Jazzi Northover Chorus Girl
Charlotte Pyecroft Dukette--Backup Singer
Dawn Spence Chorus Girl
Guy Fithen Bouncer
Ian Gelder Riding Instructor
Cameron Blakely Graves's Photographer
Caroline Paterson Counter Girl
Sally Nesbitt Onlooker
Richard Whitmore Male Newscaster
Jennie Stoller Female Newscaster
Tim Seely King of England
Gareth Forwood Duke
Alan McMahon Assistant Photographer
Richard Bebb Gamekeeper
David Stoll Butler
Angus MacKay Assistant Tailor

Technical Credits
David S. Ward Director,Screenwriter
Julie Bergman Co-producer
Jack Brodsky Producer
Clinton Cavers Art Director
John Comfort Co-producer
Cathy Cook Costumes/Costume Designer
Catherine Cooke Costumes/Costume Designer
Simon Holland Production Designer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
John Jympson Editor
Kenneth MacMillan Cinematographer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Mark Rosenberg Executive Producer
Peter Walpole Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

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