- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
Andrew Birkin, James Costigan
Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley, Niall Buggy, Ian Sears, Cherie Lunghi, Hurd Hatfield, Jack Klaff, John Castle, Gina Bellman, Tim Woodward, Tomas Milian, Valentine Pelka, George Eastman, Jason Carter, James Lister
Co-production United States-United Kingdom; Paramount Pictures, Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance
Drama. Adventure | Historical. Biblical
- Synopsis / Plot
- An adaptation of the legendary biblical tale, director Bruce Beresford's film stars Richard Gere as King David, favorite of the God of Israel. Although only a shepherd boy, David is anointed as heir to the throne of Israel by Samuel (Dennis Quilley), who is disgusted with the weakness of Saul (Edward Woodward). When David brings the protracted war with the Philistines to an end by defeating their champion Goliath (George Eastman) in battle, he is celebrated by his people but must flee the country to avoid being killed by Saul, whose jealousy he has aroused. When Saul and his sons finally die in battle, David assumes the throne--but not without a sense that it is covered in blood. As time passes, he finds himself in vicious battles with neighboring tribes to ensure the survival of the Israelites. Despite David's many achievements, the exercise of power has a corrupting influence on the patriarch, and ultimately, even he is no longer favored by his God.
: Nominated for Razzie Awards: Worst Actor (Richard Gere)
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org