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The Journey of August King (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 26 January 1996 (USA)
The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »

Director:

John Duigan

Writers:

John Ehle (novel), John Ehle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... August King
Thandie Newton ... Annalees
Larry Drake ... Olaf Singletary
Sam Waterston ... Mooney Wright
Sarah-Jane Wylde Sarah-Jane Wylde ... Ida Wright
Eric Mabius ... Hal Wright
Muse Watson ... Zimmer
John Doman ... Bolton
Andy Stahl ... Harrison (as Andrew Stahl)
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Felix
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Mina
Dean Rader-Duval ... Gabriel (as Dean Rader Duvall)
Billy Ray Reynolds Billy Ray Reynolds ... Ben
Marlus Harding Marlus Harding ... Sims (as Marlus C. Harding)
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Meg (as Lisa Roberts)
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Storyline

The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need for the coming year. On his journey, he comes upon a run-away slave, a 17 year old young woman and August King must decide to violate the law and help this slave to freedom or leave her to be hunted down and,ultimately, returned to her slave owner. But the drama turns into a question of whether either soul will gain freedom. Written by Joel Schesser <joelsd@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of shocking violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Liberdade See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,955, 12 November 1995

Gross USA:

$14,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,381
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Annalees (Thandie Newton) sees Sims hanging upside down, August calls her Thandie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harry (Son): [running to injured dog] Gracie!
Ben: One of my bravest. Scars from 14 battles, if a one.
August King: I see 'em.
Ben: Father was a huntin' hound. Mother a German dog, Tan.
August King: Might live, you doctor it.
Ben: Eh, never get the courage back.
[reloading his rifle]
Ben: I know dogs.
August King: [feeds the dog some bread]
[...]
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Pretty Bird
Written by Hazel Dickens
Performed by Hazel Dickens
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Courtesy of Rounder Records
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A beautiful film, highlighting the complex relationships between black and white in the pre civil war south
3 August 2003 | by terryhaywoodSee all my reviews

This is a BEAUTIFUL film, both in its cinematography and in its story. It is not, as one reviewer put it, about a man who falls in love with his dead wife's servant. It is about a man who risks all to aid a young runaway slave (no relationship to him or his wife). This is a powerful film about a man's struggle to follow his conscience despite a world that insists he do otherwise. I can't believe that until today (Aug 3, 2003), I had not seen this film. Too bad movies like this aren't made more often. Excellent acting, writing, directing, cinematography. A++


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