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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Alex
Denise Gough ... Mary
Dean Chaumoo Dean Chaumoo ... Bedders
Tom Taylor ... Lance
Rhianna Dorris Rhianna Dorris ... Kaye
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Mr. Kepler
Noma Dumezweni ... Mrs. Lee
Rebecca Ferguson ... Morgana
Mark Bonnar ... Mr. Jeffreys
Angus Imrie ... Young Merlin
Louis Martin ... Off Licence Employee
Joey Ansah ... Policeman
Adam Leese ... Policeman
Alexandra Roach ... Miss Foster
Nick Mohammed ... Mr. Hyde
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Storyline

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written by https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-kid-who-would-be-king

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kid Who Would Be King See more »

Filming Locations:

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,173,887, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$16,790,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,140,970
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The road Alexander lives in is named after Sir Thomas Malory, who Le Morte d'Arthur (originally published in 1485) which was a reworking of the tales of King Arthur and Guinevere See more »

Goofs

Merlin's shirt continuously changes between gray and black between shots. When Merlin first appears, walks into a shop, and tells the clerk "I require your smock", he is referring to the clerk's Led Zeppelin T-shirt. When young Merlin wears it, the shirt is black; when old Merlin wears it, the shirt is gray. See more »

Quotes

Miss Foster: Pay attention, everybody - we have a new pupil joining the class today. Why don't you introduce yourself?
Young Merlin: Greetings, young academicians, my name is... Mertin. Yes, that's right, Mertin Ambrosius Caledonensis, and I am a perfectly normal, contemporary British school boy.
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Connections

References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Land of Make Believe
Written by Andy Hill and Pete Sinfield (as Peter Sinfield)
Performed by Bucks Fizz
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
Under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
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Basic and way to long!
15 February 2019 | by muamba_eats_toastSee all my reviews

The basic premise of the film is fine and some of the action is ok but the script is beyond basic and the film is atleast half hour to long. Young kids will probably still love it but not much in it for a maturer audience


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