King David (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Biography, Drama


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Israel circa 1,000 B.C. The adult life of David, who would eventually become King of Israel, is presented. The blessing of the Prophets, as the voice of God, is required before the King can... See full summary »


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6 April 2016 | SnoopyStyle
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| Richard Gere out of place
It's the life of David (Richard Gere) who would be the King of the Isrealites. Prophet Samuel chooses the youngest son of Jesse of Bethlehem. He dies and leaves a message to King Saul (Edward Woodward) that God has forsaken him but not his people. In the battle against the Philistines, David strikes down the giant Goliath. David befriends Saul's son Jonathan who saves him from Saul's plots against him. After Jonathan and Saul are killed in battle with the Philistines, David is crowned king. The Godly rule is brought down by David's affair with the married Bathsheba (Alice Krige).

Everything is fine until Richard Gere shows up. It's a bit slow sometimes but Woodward is a solid British actor. The scale is big enough when it's required. Goliath is great. It's all good but there is something too modern about Gere's beautiful hair. His mannerisms and his voice is too modern, too American and too different from everybody else. He simply looks out of place. Otherwise, this could have worked.

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Release Date:

29 March 1985

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Abruzzo, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,212,481 31 March 1985

Gross USA:

$5,111,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,111,099

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