The King's Speech (2010)

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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.


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  • Colin Firth in The King's Speech (2010)
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  • Colin Firth in The King's Speech (2010)

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Trivia

The second Best Picture winner in less than a decade to feature "King" in the title. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won Best Picture seven years earlier. Lionel Logue's oldest son Laurie is played by Calum Gittins, whose mother, Philippa Boyens, co-wrote all three Lord of the Rings films, and appeared ... ...


Quotes

Title Card: 1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.


Goofs

Stanley Baldwin is depicted as resigning as Prime Minister on a point of principle, because he has misjudged Adolf Hitler. In fact Baldwin retired from the Premiership of his own free will, the day after King George VI's Coronation in 1937. Hitler had not yet even begun his campaigns of invasion and treaty-breaking at that time.


Crazy Credits

In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama

Details

Release Date:

25 December 2010

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA, Australia

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)

Gross:

$138,797,449 (USA)

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