King of the Hill Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for King of the Hill the Movie

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Quiet depression-era drama focuses on Aaron, a 12-year-old who lives in a seedy hotel in St. Louis. The family is barely scraping by: his mother is in a tuberculosis sanitarium, his younger brother has been sent away to live with relatives, and Aaron must fend for himself when his father gets work as a traveling salesman. Aaron excels at school and his efforts there, as well as his hotel friends, manage to provide him with some semblance of a regular life. Soderberg's third directorial effort is unsentimental but admiring of his character's resourcefulness and imagination during difficult times. Based on the book by A.E. Hochner describing his own childhood.


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Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Childhood Visions, Family Ties, Great Depression, Coming of Age
Steven Soderbergh
Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbe, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Chrest, Adrien Brody, Cameron Boyd, Chris Samples, Katherine Heigl, Amber Benson, John McConnell, Ron Vawter, John Durbin, Lauryn Hill, David Jensen
Steven Soderbergh
Cliff Martinez
Albert Berger, Barbara Maltby, Ron Yerxa, John Hardy, Gramercy Pictures

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