PG-13 | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
One of a many collaborations of director Bruce Beresford and cinematographer Donald McAlpine.
The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state.
Samuel: Since when have the affairs of state taken precedence over the affairs of God?
Saul: ...Samuel. We welcome you. With God's blessing, our victory is complete.
Samuel: Is THIS how you show ...
Shown in the confrontation with Goliath, David using a sling strikes Goliath on the bridge of the nose and the rock glances off. According to the Bible, David struck Goliath on his forehead and the stone sank into his forehead and Goliath fell on his face to the ground. (1 Sam. 17:49)
$2,212,481 (USA) (31 March 1985)
$4,797,248 (USA) (14 April 1985)