One Night with the King

October 13th, 2006


One Night with the King

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"One Night With The King" chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, who goes on to become the Biblical Esther...

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.9/10 (3,600 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: Michael O. Sajbel

Stars: Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble

"One Night With The King" chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, who goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, and saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch enemy while winning the heart of the fiercely handsome King Xerxes.

Writers: Stephan Blinn, Mark Andrew Olsen

Tiffany Dupont - Hadassah / Esther
Luke Goss - King Xerxes
John Noble - Prince Admantha
Omar Sharif - Prince Memucan
John Rhys-Davies - Mordecai
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister - Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
James Callis - Haman, the Agagite
Peter O'Toole - Samuel, the Prophet
Javen Campbell - Prince Tarshish
Jyoti Dogra - Queen Vashti
Neal Bhattacharya - Bigthan
Jonah Lotan - Jesse
Dilshad Patel - Hannah (as Dilshad)
Nimrat Kaur - Sarah
Takesh Singh - Harbona, the Eunuch

Taglines: Feel The Touch Of Destiny


Official Website: Gener8Xion Entertainment Inc. | Official site |

Release Date: 13 October 2006

Filming Locations: Dallas, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,106,862 (USA) (15 October 2006) (909 Screens)

Gross: $13,538,582 (Worldwide) (28 October 2007)

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Did You Know?

The film's UK DVD release was titled "Princess of Persia" (despite Esther being a queen, not a princess) in an attempt to capitalize on the unrelated film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was released three days earlier.

Anachronisms: Esther has "tan lines from bathing suit" in wedding feast scene

Father of Esther: [in Esther's memories] Happy birthday, Hadassah!
Young Esther: [looking at her gift] A stone ball?
Father of Esther: [laughing] Remember it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the honor of kings to seek it out.
Mother Of Esther: [as Hadassah open the stone ball and sees the necklace] It's from the promise land. Your great grandmother brought it with her.
Father of Esther: And like you, it's true treasure is etched with in.
[holding the necklace to the candle as the stars appear]

User Review

What a satisfying movie

Rating: 9/10

At first I thought it was going to be a disaster. I was not impressed with Tiffany Dupont early on. She was more of a 21st century character than a woman of 2500 years ago. She seemed silly and frivolous, and her dialog was ludicrous -- but only in the first 10 minutes or so. She definitely matured and grew gracefully into the role of Queen Esther as the movie progressed -- and fortunately her dialog improved as well.

I was very drawn into scenes that featured other actors from the beginning however. Each scene with Luke Goss was mesmerizing. He is a very charismatic actor and was perfectly cast as King Xerxes. I confess that I fell in love with this character and this actor. Another favorite was Tommy "Tiny" Lister, who stole scene after scene. There were some very funny, touching, and powerful scenes built around this mighty actor. What a wonderful performance. My next personal favorite was James Callis. He probably turned in the most stunning performance of all, and I truly think he deserves a best supporting Oscar for this captivating role. That won't happen of course. No way that secular Hollywood will endorse this movie or praise this movie in any way -- even though it's deserved. So far, at least 75% of the reviews that I've read from the "professional" critics dish this movie. I think their reviews are being filtered though their bias and intolerance.

I'm a Christian, and I'm not a supporter or fan of Gen8x or TBN -- but they finally got a movie right. Really right. And I hope it's a huge success for them.

I loved this movie. It has everything...a beautiful love story, humor, intrigue, great acting, noble characters, dastardly villains. Plus the locale, costumes, and music are magnificent. I'll go see it again...and again. I'm also going to buy the DVD as soon as it's released. I'll be thinking about this movie for some time to come. Doralynn


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