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The Journey of August King
The Journey of August King
Actors: Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake, Sam Waterston, Sarah-Jane Wylde
Director: John Duigan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2003     1hr 31min

This passionate, uplifting celebration of the human spirit received outstanding acclaim from critics coast-to-coast! Jason Patric (SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL, SLEEPERS) is August King, a young man whose life is changed foreve...  more »


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Actors: Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake, Sam Waterston, Sarah-Jane Wylde
Director: John Duigan
Creators: Bob Weinstein, Borden Mace, Harvey Weinstein, Kerry Orent, Nick Wechsler, Richard N. Gladstein, John Ehle
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 01/26/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/26/1996
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A powerful movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Journey of August King is one of the best movies I've ever seen in my life. August King finally has the deed to his land and home and while he is traveling back to his home he comes across a runaway slave. The goodness in August allows him to help her. He sacrifices everything for this slave and he never asked for anything in return. The scenery in the movie is overwhelming. It's beauty is at times undescribable. There's not much dialogue in this movie but when you reach the end you're like wow, that was a great movie. I've watched this movie many times and I am still awed by it. If your looking for a truly heartwarming story this is the one. I highly recommend this movie."
Excellent movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A moving portrayal of the conflicts surrounding slavery. It was refreshing to see the spectrum of human attitudes and emotions concerning this especially among the mountain people (black and white) of NC. The characters were warm and believable and the story flowed along well."
NC Mountain Movie
sharon dickerson | In beautiful North Carolina | 01/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie! It is appropriate for all ages to watch with the exception of one quick scene.Of course the subject matter and depth would pass over a young child's head! It is a quiet quality movie about the growth of a man's character or maybe the revealing of the strength of character that was already there! There are few characters in the movie so you can quickly form an emotional bond with or against each one! And the movie takes place in the beautiful NC mountains during another time in history!And the music is great too! I don't want to tell you about the movie just watch it and see if you don't think it's wonderful too!"
Move over Halle Berry
newton lee "louis" | Hometown, Illinois United States | 02/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"after recently seeing "The Truth About Charlie", I was captivated by a great actress-Thandie Newton. Iwent online to find more of her films and after reading reviews purchased this film. I watched it 5 times the first week. what a phenomenal film about humanity and redemption. jason patric is out standing as a farmer driven by his conscience to help a runaway slave girl. larry drake is so real as the evil slave master, but it's thandie newton who steals the movie becoming so believable as the desperate slave girl. she's an incredible actress, far superior to any out there. i've never seen such chemistry between inter-racial couples in film as mr. patric and miss newton. the reviewerwriting this is of white descent and consider myself very credit to great actresses such as hepburn,fonda,streep,hayward etc. i've never seen an actress get more into character than Thandie Newton.Move over Halle Berry and every actress in film, Thandie Newton holds her own and is a true talent. see her in "Flirting"' "Truth About Charly", "M.I.-2" and see a great talent who is much under-rated."