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King of California (2007)

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An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

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Mike Cahill

Writer:

Mike Cahill

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Charlie
Evan Rachel Wood ... Miranda
Willis Burks II ... Pepper
Laura Kachergus ... Rita
Paul Lieber ... Doug
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Kelly
Anne L. Nathan ... Applebee's Manager (as Anne Nathan)
Arthur Santiago ... McDonald's Manager
Ashley Greene ... McDonald's Customer
Ian Hopps Ian Hopps ... Boy
Anna Khaja ... Officer Contreras
Will Rothhaar ... Security Guard
Annie O'Donnell ... Greeter
Greg Davis Jr. ... Joseph
Jeanie Hackett Jeanie Hackett ... Teacher
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Storyline

A fresh-out-of-the-mental institution father and his emancipated teenage daughter venture together on a quest for an ancient Spanish treasure buried beneath their local Costco in this take on the modern family and the American dream. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You've got to believe in treasure to find it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

King of California See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,814, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$268,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,786
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Michael Douglas, the film was shot in 31 days. See more »

Goofs

Hmm...this, however, could be a DEBIT card with a MasterCard logo, which Costco does accept. See more »

Quotes

Chinese Man: [last lines - something in Chinese] ... is California, ha?
Miranda: Excuse me?
Chinese Man: This place, this California, ha?
Miranda: Oh... Yeah.
Chinese Man: [announces to others in Chinese]
Miranda: Welcome.
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Crazy Credits

Carroll Kales Cahill 1925-2006 See more »

Connections

Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Pretend There's A Moon
Written by Russ Columbo, Jack Stern and Grace Hamilton
Performed by Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Used by permission of Colgems-EMI Music Inc.(ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Winton House Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bluebird / Novus / RCA Victor
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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How to approach "King of California"....
24 February 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

This is a film about the relationship between a father and his daughter. The daughter is extremely responsible, and more mature than dad. Dad is an irresponsible dreamer, and the role reversal is intriguing. Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood nicely compliment a very clever script. If you are the type of viewer who demands complete logic in everything that happens on the screen, you will not enjoy "King of California", because the story requires you to suspend disbelief. If you enjoy a treasure hunt, even one that is chasing smoke, then by all means see this film. It has a nice message,"you've got to believe in treasure to find it" - MERK


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