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At Theaters: 12/17/1999 On Video: 6/20/2000
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 29 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 119913
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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An epic tale set in Thailand in the late 19th century, and chronicles the true life adventures of British governess Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the King of Siam to educate his fifty-eight children. Soon after her arrival to this exotic, unfamiliar land, Anna finds herself engaged in a battle of wits with the strong-willed ruler.
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Drama - Anna and the King is a dramatic, non-musical re-telling of the story familiar from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Fans of epic romances will be most likely to enjoy the lavish production and the relationship between the two main characters, though they may have problems with the violence. Younger viewers may find the story too slow and uninvolving.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jodie Foster (Contact, Nell)
Chow Yun-Fat (The Corrupter)
Bai Ling (Wild, Wild West)
Director: Andy Tennant (Ever After, Fools Rush In)
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: Reference to concubines
VIOLENCE: Shootings, inferred execution, beatings
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: A few battle scenes, some explosions
COMEDY: Humorous interaction between dissimilar characters
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For more than forty years, Yul Brynner has been the King of Siam, and the King of Siam has been Yul Brynner. Anna and the King may not be Rodgers and Hammerstein, but Chow Yun-Fat still faced a vexing challenge: re-defining a part so distinctly connected to one man. It is the authoritative grace with which Chow pulls off that feat that makes Anna and the King such an unexpected pleasure. Those familiar with Chow primarily as an action star should take note: his versatility keeps the romantic angle in Anna and the King fresh and convincing, even when the political sub-plots grow predictable or preachy.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 117 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
18
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
14
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
23
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
59
High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has done something that women of the Victorian age simply never do: The young widow has traveled thousands of miles with her son to a land that is largely unknown to the Western world. She arrives in Siam with adventure in her eyes and a Siamese primer in her hand. Whatever awaits her in this strange new world, there is no turning back.

Anna has been employed to educate the king's fifty-eight children. She knows very little of King Mongkut, apart from the fact that his people revere him as a god. She brings with her an 'East vs. West' prejudice against the king, considering him to be uncivilized. She soon realizes that her views are more than matched by the ruler's own preconceptions about the West and particularly this impertinent English woman.

But over time, Anna and the King share a growing connection. Anna discovers that Mongkut is a true man of vision who is leading Siam to take its place among the nations of the modern world. And the King recognizes that Anna has shined a light not only on him and his family, but on Siam itself.

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