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The King Maker (2005)

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92 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow countrymen,to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the ...See moreIn 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow countrymen,to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ocean almost ended his plans when the ship he was on sank. The sole survivor, he was washed up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam where he was offered for sale as a slave. He is rescued from slavery when a beautiful young woman Maria, also from Portugal, living in Ayutthaya with her father, buys him from the Arabs and restores his freedom. Not suprisingly he falls for Maria and Maria him, much to the chagrin of Maria's Father. As an experienced soldier his services are soon in demand when the King of Siam declares war on a Northern renegade pretender and all of the Portuguese colony are press-ganged into the service of the King. Predictably, Fernando's experience and gallantry in the heat of battle, gain favour with the King who commands him to be one of his honoured personal Guard along with a new found Thai friend of tremendous gallantry, Tong. Unbeknownst to the king, his beautiful but devious wife, Queen Sudachan, plots to kill him and place her lover on the throne. The first attempt by the Queen to rid herself of the king fails and she enlists the services of Phillippe, who it transpires was the murderer of Fernando's father. He in turn organises another failed attempt on the Kings life. As trusted guardians of the king, Fernando and Tong discover that Phillippe is involved but is killed during an attempt to arrest him. They subsequently discover that the perpetrator is the Queen but are to late to save the king who has already succumbed to her poison. The blame for the kings death is fostered upon Fernando and Tong who are arrested and forced to fight each other to the death for the amusement of Queen Sudachan and her lover, the new king. Written by Sean Casey See less
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Apr 3, 2007 (United States)

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Gary Stretch
Fernando De Gamma Fernando De Gamma   See fewer
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John Rhys-Davies
Phillippe De Torres Phillippe De Torres   See fewer
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Sirinya Bishop
Maria De Torres (as Cindy Burbridge) Maria De Torres (as Cindy Burbridge)   See fewer
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Yoe Hassadeevichit
Queen Sudachan Queen Sudachan   See fewer
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Nirut Sirichanya
King Chairacha King Chairacha   See fewer
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Mark Sobels
Father Pedro Father Pedro   See fewer
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Oliver Pupart
Lord Chakkraphat Lord Chakkraphat   See fewer
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Ammara Assawanon
Yai Jun - The Witch (as Amora Purananda) Yai Jun - The Witch (as Amora Purananda)   See fewer
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Charlie Trairat
Prince Yodfa (as Charlee Trairat) Prince Yodfa (as Charlee Trairat)   See fewer
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Michael Hardie
Fernando as a child Fernando as a child   See fewer
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Shaun Delaney
Fernando's Father Fernando's Father   See fewer
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Emma
Fernando's Mother Fernando's Mother   See fewer
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Rattanaporn Klongkan
Maria's Maid Maria's Maid   See fewer
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Apisit
Royal Messenger Royal Messenger   See fewer
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Sarawut Junthasen
Friend of Prince Friend of Prince   See fewer
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Tanapol Chuksrida
Mandarin #1 (as Weerachaisriwanik Wanthakul) Mandarin #1 (as Weerachaisriwanik Wanthakul)   See fewer
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Frank Pereira
Antonio Antonio   See fewer
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Antonio Pineda
Don Vincenti (as Antonio Pineda Escamilla) Don Vincenti (as Antonio Pineda Escamilla)   See fewer
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Korawit Devahastin
King's Emissary King's Emissary   See fewer
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Nicolas Torio
Mandarin #2 (as Nico Torio) Mandarin #2 (as Nico Torio)   See fewer
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John Winters
Eduardo - Young Soldier (as Jonathan Winters) Eduardo - Young Soldier (as Jonathan Winters)   See fewer
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Cameron Roberts
Portugese Drummer Boy Portugese Drummer Boy   See fewer
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Daam Dasakorn
King of lanna King of lanna   See fewer
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Peter Maiocchi
Singha (as Peter Louise Miochi) Singha (as Peter Louise Miochi)   See fewer
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Faisal Zakaria Mohamed
Queen's bodyguard Queen's bodyguard   See fewer
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Uraiwan Phattanasilp
Malee - Tong's Wife Malee - Tong's Wife   See fewer
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Artthapan Poolsawad
Tong's Son Tong's Son   See fewer
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Prasita Katirattanachai
Tong's Daughter Tong's Daughter   See fewer
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Byron Bishop
Head Ninja Head Ninja   See fewer
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Fei Gao
Flying Ninja Flying Ninja   See fewer
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Warittha Lorlohakarn
King's Servant #1 King's Servant #1   See fewer
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Natchaya Sriviboon
King's Servant #2 King's Servant #2   See fewer
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Amnat Suttasri
Soldier with poison Soldier with poison   See fewer
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Shahriar Karimpoor
Arab Slave Trader Arab Slave Trader   See fewer
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Nate Harrison
Portugese Soldier Portugese Soldier   See fewer
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Damian Mavis
Portugese soldier / Village dancer Portugese soldier / Village dancer   See fewer
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Daniel O'Neill
Portuguese Soldier Portuguese Soldier   See fewer
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Colin Stevens
Portugese soldier Portugese soldier   See fewer
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3.5 / 10 | 652 votes