John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt
Universal; Directed by David S. Ward
Rated PG; 97 minutes; 1991
When the entire royal family is electrocuted in the course of a group photo session, a Las Vegas lounge crooner is crowned the new King of England. John Goodman secures his first starring role as the bemused royal crown. Peter O’Toole and John Hurt co-star as the Englishmen who attempt to ease him into his new job.
"KING RALPH is a royal romp sustained with near perfect pitch. John Goodman is terrific, a Ralph Kramden for the ‘90s.’"
— Richard Schickel, TIME MAGAZINE
"The comic gem of the season! A sparkling hilarious comedy you will take to your heart. John Goodman has his funniest role yet in this marvelously entertaining romp."
— Jim Whaley, PBS-TV
"Ripping good fun! A hilarious, first-class entertainment made with intelligence and skill. John Goodman finally has a movie role as big as his talent."
— Louis B. Parks, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
"KING RALPH is brisk and funny! John Goodman rises to the occasion very appealingly."
— Janet Maslin, NEW YORK TIMES
"Long live KING RALPH! This film is funny, John Goodman is funny and Peter O'Toole is perfect."
— Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA