The Journey of August King

The Journey of August King

John Duigan (1995)

88min
12 Certificate
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Review

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Jason Patric and Thandie Newton star in this period drama directed by John Duigan and based on the novel by John Ehle. Newton plays a runaway slave in 19th-century North Carolina, who finds shelter with widowed farmer August King (Patric) and enters into a relationship with him. This beautiful looking film, co-produced by Sam Waterston (who also stars), is severely limited by its sluggish pace and lack of sexual tension between the two leads.

Summary

A widowed farmer encounters a runaway slave and decides to help her evade the law, putting his own life in jeopardy in the process. Eventually he hatches a plan to send her to safety in the North, but a growing attachment develops between them. Period drama, starring Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake and Sam Waterston.

Cast & Crew

August King Jason Patric
Annalees Thandie Newton
Olaf Singletary Larry Drake
Mooney Wright Sam Waterston
Ida Wright Sarah-Jane Wylde
Hal Wright Eric Mabius
Zimmer Muse Watson
Bolton John Doman
Harrison Andy Stahl
Felix Danny Nelson
Mina Collin Wilcox Paxton
Gabriel Dean Rader-Duval
Director John Duigan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: DVD
Drama