Life of a King Movie

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Who's Involved:

Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jake Goldberger

Release Date:

Friday, January 17, 2014 (Limited)

thematic elements, some drug content and brief violent images - all involving teens

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to group of unruly high school students in detention to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.

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Who stars in Life of a King: Cast List

... Eugene

"Red Tails" , "Dirty"  

... Searcy

"Major League 4" , "Breakthrough"  

... Sheila King

"The Last Full Measure" , "Vice"  

Who's making Life of a King: Crew List

A look at the Life of a King behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jake Goldberger last directed Almost Friends and Don McKay. The film's writer Jake Goldberger last wrote Almost Friends and Don McKay.




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Production: What we know about Life of a King?

Key Facts

  1. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2013: The film was in Completed status.

Life of a King Release Date: When was the film released?

Life of a King was released in 2014 on Friday, January 17, 2014 (Limited release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Devil's Due, Ride Along and The Nut Job.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2014
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