King Of The Hill

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 1993
  • Running time: 103 min
For his first Hollywood studio production, Steven Soderbergh (whose independent debut, sex, lies, and videotape, had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes a few years earlier) crafted this small jewel of a growing-up story. Set in St. Louis during the Great... read more

For his first Hollywood studio production, Steven Soderbergh (whose independent debut, sex, lies, and videotape, had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes a few years earlier) crafted this small jewel of a growing-up story. Set in St. Louis during the Great Depression, King of the Hill follows the daily struggles of a resourceful and imaginative adolescent who, after his younger brother is sent to live with a relative and his tubercular mother to a sanitarium, must survive on his own in a run-down hotel during his salesman father’s long business trips. This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the A. E. Hotchner memoir, is among the versatile Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.

Original Release

08/20/1993

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Cast

Jesse Bradford Aaron
Elizabeth McGovern Lydia
Jeroen Krabbe Mr. Kurlander
Karen Allen Miss Mathey
Lisa Eichhorn Mrs. Kurlander
Spalding Gray Mr. Mungo
Adrien Brody Lester
Katherine Heigl Christina Sebastian
Amber Benson Ella McShane
Lauryn Hill Elevator Operator
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Directors

Steven Soderbergh

Writers

A.E. Hotchner, Steven Soderbergh

Cast

Jesse Bradford Aaron
Elizabeth McGovern Lydia
Jeroen Krabbe Mr. Kurlander
Karen Allen Miss Mathey
Lisa Eichhorn Mrs. Kurlander
Spalding Gray Mr. Mungo
Adrien Brody Lester
Katherine Heigl Christina Sebastian
Amber Benson Ella McShane
Lauryn Hill Elevator Operator
David Jensen Front Desk Clerk
Cameron Boyd Sullivan
Joe Chrest Ben (as Joseph Chrest)
John McConnell Patrolman Burns
Kristin Griffith Mrs. McShane
Chris Samples Billy Thompson
Peggy Freisen Mrs. Thompson
John Durbin Mr. Sandoz
Jesse Zeigler Jealous Kid
Remak Ramsay Principal Stellwater

Producers

John Hardy Executive Producer
Albert Berger Producer
Barbara Maltby Producer
Ron Yerxa Producer

Editors

Steven Soderbergh

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