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King Ralph [1991]

Director:David S. Ward
Writer:David S. Ward
Composer:James Newton Howard
Length:97 minutes
(1 hour 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:20%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Reaction: Pretty ridiculous and a bit crass.

Personal Rating: 5/10

David S. Ward => Director / Writer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Emlyn Williams => Novel "Headlong"
Camille Coduri => Miranda Green
Ed Stobart => Dysentery
Gedren Heller => Punk Girl
James Villiers => Prime Minister Jeffrey Hale
Jason Richards => Baby Ralph II
Joely Richardson => Princess Anna
John Goodman => Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
John Hurt => Lord Percival Graves
Judy Parfitt => Queen Katherine
Julian Glover => King Gustav
Leslie Phillips => Gordon Halliwell
Michael Johnson => Hamilton
Niall O'Brien => Tommy McGuire
Peter O'Toole => Sir Cedric Charles Willingham
Richard Griffiths => Duncan Phipps
Rudolph Walker => King Mulambon

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The real royal family name, Windsor, was changed to the fictional name Windham for the movie. Un-synched lip movements in a few parts (most notably the abdication scene) seem to suggest the change was made after the film was shot.
  • The Treason Act of 1702 by which Ralph has Lord Percival Graves arrested is an actual Act of Parliment, enacted in the last year of William the Third's reign. It made it a capital offense to attempt to prevent the successor to the crown from properly taking the throne. Eventually, in 1998, the punishment was changed from death to life imprisonment.
  • John Goodman does his own singing.