September 15, 2007

King of California

King of CaliforniaAt the age of sixteen, Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood) has already had to live with her share of disappointments. Abandoned by her mother, she's dropped out of school and has been supporting herself as an employee at McDonald's while her father Charlie (Michael Douglas) resides in a mental institution.

When Charlie is released and sent back to their home, Miranda finds the relatively peaceful existence she's built for herself completely disrupted. Charlie has become obsessed with the notion that the long-lost treasure of Spanish explorer Father Juan Florismarte Garces is buried somewhere near their suburban California housing unit. Armed with a metal detector and a stack of treasure-hunting books, Charlie soon finds reason to believe that the gold resides underneath the local Costco, and encourages Miranda to get a job there so that they can plan a way to excavate after hours.

Initially skeptical, Miranda soon finds herself joining in Charlie's questionable antics in an effort to give him one last shot at accomplishing his dreams in this darkly funny, exciting and surprisingly hopeful take on the modern family and the American dream.

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Release Dates:
September 14, 2007
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 93 min.
Director: Mike Cahill
Writer(s): Mike Cahill
Producer(s): Michael McDonnell, George Furla, Danny Dimbort
Distributor: First Look Pictures
Tagline: You've got to believe in treasure to find it.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references.

Movie Casts:

Michael Douglas - Charlie
Evan Rachel Wood - Miranda
Allisyn Ashley Arm - Young Miranda
Willis Burks II - Pepper
Willis Chung - Chinese Refugee
Greg Davis Jr. - Joseph
Gerald Emerick - Sheriff
Ashley Greene - Rich Customer
Jeanie Hackett - Teacher
Victor J. Ho - Chinese Immigrant
Laura Kachergus - Rita
Anna Khaja - Officer Contreras
Branden Weslee Kong - Chinese Refugee #3
Mousa Kraish - Bruce
Max Lee - Chinese Refuge#2
Paul Lieber - Doug
Tarri Markell - Costco Shopper
Anne L. Nathan - Applebees Manager
David J. O'Donnell - Fireman
Angel Oquendo - Younger Cop
Will Rothhaar - Security Guard
Wes Sabo - Mike - security guard
Ho-Kwan Tse - Chinese Man

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