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A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.

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Michael Gottlieb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Calvin Fuller
Joss Ackland ... King Arthur
Art Malik ... Lord Belasco
Paloma Baeza ... Princess Katey
Kate Winslet ... Princess Sarah
Daniel Craig ... Master Kane
David Tysall David Tysall ... Ratan
Ron Moody ... Merlin
Barry Stanton ... Blacksmith
Michael Mehlmann ... Shop Owner (as Michael Mehlnan)
Melanie Oettinger Melanie Oettinger ... Peasant Woman
Rebecca Denton Rebecca Denton ... Washer Woman
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly ... Apprentice
Louise Rosner Louise Rosner ... Lady in Waiting
Paul Rosner Paul Rosner ... Peasant Boy
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Storyline

Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur's court by Merlin. His mission: to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Katherine, who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, He must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home. Written by Kevin Modglin <kevin615@delphi.com>

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Calvin Fuller is about to break curfew... by 1500 years. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild adventure action and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Hungary | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en la corte del rey Arturo See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,315,310, 13 August 1995

Gross USA:

$13,406,717
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Trimark released a sequel, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace (1997), but without Disney's involvement. See more »

Quotes

King Arthur: Camelot rots, and I play at being king. I want her great again.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Unidentified Flying Oddball (2017) See more »

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THIRD EYE
Performed by Feel
Courtesy of Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Copyright (c) 1994
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A fairly awkward family adventure film
9 February 2008 | by Electrified_VoltageSee all my reviews

I remember seeing the trailer for this film back in 1995, when I was just under nine years old, and was interested in seeing it for a while, but never did for some reason. I guess I forgot about it after a while, and didn't think about it for a long time. Well, it's been over a decade now, and I've finally seen it, not that it was really worth it. I probably would have liked it to some degree back when it was released, whether in theatres or in stores, but unfortunately, it's too late for me now.

Calvin Fuller is a fourteen-year-old baseball player who lives in Reseda, California. One day, while up at bat during a game in the park and not doing so well, an earthquake hits! Calvin falls down a chasm in the ground, and after long fall, he finds himself in an unfamiliar place! It turns out he has been pulled back in time to the mythical Camelot! The now elderly King Arthur is losing his power, and the evil Lord Belasco is determined to to take over the throne, so the kingdom is in danger! The 20th Century baseball player doesn't know at first that he is here because Merlin has called for a worthy fighter from another time to save the kingdom, but was Calvin really the one he was looking for?!

Around the beginning of the film, before the earthquake, I already noticed some cheesiness, especially with Calvin's younger sister razzing him by saying if he dies, she will get his room. Secondly, I don't think I have EVER seen a movie rush into the story so quickly! "A Kid in King Arthur's Court" certainly doesn't take much time to introduce the main character and his life at all. After that, more problems definitely follow, including some rather cheesy quotes and/or scenes. Also, this movie is supposed to be a comedy, but nothing made me laugh or even smile! Now, there may be some reasonable moments in the film, and I would be lying if I said I never felt any suspense throughout. It definitely could have been worse. However, it is still a fairly unfocused family movie overall, and I MIGHT be able to give it a 6/10, but no higher.

"A Kid in King Arthur's Court" was aimed at kids, and since I was in my childhood when it came out, I'm obviously not anymore. If it wasn't for my interest in seeing it all those years ago, I highly doubt I would have ever ended up seeing it at all. Watching it in my childhood may have been a missed opportunity for me. Since I see a fairly low IMDb rating for this live action Disney fantasy, but one that doesn't suggest that it's generally considered abysmal, I'm sure many kids would enjoy it, and maybe their parents as well. However, if you don't fall into either of those categories, I suggest you skip this movie and watch a more widely appealing fantasy film (if you're into that kind of thing).


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