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All the King's Men Details


The legacy of a populist Southern politician whose lofty ambitions for the future leave him open to corruption and scandal is detailed as author Robert Penn Warren's thinly veiled portrait of Depression-era Louisiana governor Huey Long comes to the screen -- again -- this time courtesy of director and screenwriter Steven Zaillian. Willie Stark (Sean Penn) is a man of the people, and for the people; at least that's what he tells the people. Propelled into a race for governor by opposing forces looking to split the "hick vote," Stark is convinced by a handler -- as well as by young journalist Jack Burden (Jude Law) -- to not kowtow to the powers that be. His rhetoric grows fiery, and he makes his way into office on a not-so-solid foundation of social-service promises. When idealism gives way to the harsh realities of the time, however, the fast-talking politico is quick to discover just how far one can fall when ambition and power lead to a betrayal of one's original motivations. Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins round out an all-star cast in this second version of Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 novel; the first won a parade of Oscars after its release in 1949. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 22, 2006


Sean Penn
as Willie Stark
Jude Law
as Jack Burden
Kate Winslet
as Anne Stanton
James Gandolfini
as Tiny Duffy
Mark Ruffalo
as Adam Stanton
Patricia Clarkson
as Sadie Burke
Kathy Baker
as Mrs. Burden
Jackie Earle Haley
as Sugar Boy
Anthony Hopkins
as Judge Irwin
Kevin Dunn
as Alex
Tom McCarthy
as Editor
Glenn Morshower
as Commissioner
Frederic Forrest
as Willie's Father
Talia Balsam
as Lucy Stark
Michael Cavanaugh
as Mr. Peyton


Steven Zaillian
Steven Zaillian
Arnie Messer
Mike Medavoy
Steven Zaillian
Pawel Edelman
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Wayne Wahrman
Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Production Designer
Gary Baugh
Art Director
Scott Budnick
Associate Producer
Andreas Grosch
Executive Producer
David Thwaites
Executive Producer
James Carville
Executive Producer
Todd Phillips
Executive Producer
Michael Hausman
Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
Andreas Schmid
Executive Producer
Adele Plauche
Set Designer
Ryan Heck
Set Designer
Patricia Schneider
Set Decorator
Marit Allen
Costume Designer
Drew Kunin
Sound/Sound Designer
David McGiffert
First Assistant Director
Bruce MacCallum
Camera Operator
Marek Rajca
Camera Operator
Avy Kaufman
Marty Cherrix
Guy Clayton
Special Effects Supervisor
Marie-Ange Ripka
Additional Hair Stylist
Rick LeFevour
Stunts Coordinator
T-Bone Burnett
Executive Music Producer
Gray Marshall
Visual Effects Supervisor
Imaginary Forces
Title Design
Scott Ferguson
Unit Production Manager
Mo Flam
Chief Lighting Technician
Michael Adkins
Costumes Supervisor
Ellen Freund
Properties Master
Linda Melazzo
Key Make-up
Stephen Hagen
Second Assistant Director
Jim Maceo
Production Supervisor
Coni Andress
Hair Styles
Marcia Patten
Costumes Supervisor
Stephen Consentino
Steadicam Operator