The Journey of August King

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The Journey of August King
Directed byJohn Duigan
Written byJohn Ehle
Based onThe Journey of August King
by John Ehle
Produced bySam Waterston
Nick Wechsler
CinematographySławomir Idziak
Edited byHumphrey Dixon
Music byStephen Endelman
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release dates
  • September 14, 1995 (1995-09-14) (TIFF)
  • October 13, 1995 (1995-10-13) (CIFF)
  • November 10, 1995 (1995-11-10) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$14,381[1]

The Journey of August King is a 1995 American drama film directed by John Duigan based on the 1971 novel of the same name by John Ehle, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Jason Patric and Thandiwe Newton. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 1995, before later showing at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 13, 1995.[2][3] It was released in theaters in the United States on November 10, 1995.[1]


  • Jason Patric as August King
  • Thandiwe Newton as Annalees Williamsburg (credited as Thandie Newton)
  • Larry Drake as Olaf Singletary
  • Sam Waterston as Mooney Wright
  • Eric Mabius as Hal Wright
  • Maya Angelou voices as the film narrator
  • Sarah-Jane Wylde as Ida Wright
  • Muse Watson as Zimmer
  • John Doman as Bolton
  • Andy Stahl as Harrison (as Andrew Stahl)
  • Danny Nelson as Felix
  • Collin Wilcox-Paxton as Mina
  • Dean Rader-Duval as Gabriel (as Dean Rader Duvall)
  • Billy Ray Reynolds as Ben
  • Marlus Harding as Sims (as Marlus C. Harding)
  • Lisa Roberts Gillan as Meg (as Lisa Roberts)
  • John Burnett Hall as Travis
  • Roy Bush Laughter as Tom
  • A. Duncan Shirley III as Porter
  • Chase Conley as Harry (Son)
  • Nesbitt Blaisdell as McCabe
  • Graham Paul as Wade
  • Rich Valliere as Jeffrey
  • Mitch Mulkey as Phillips
  • Kenny Jones as Ed (as Ken Paul Jones)
  • Dale Dickey as Jenny
  • Lee Norris as Silver Boy
  • Dean Whitworth as Smith
  • Blaque Fowler as Mr. Tavish
  • Mark Joy as Mark

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Journey of August King (1995)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "The 31st Chicago International Film Festival – The Movies: Week 1". Chicago Reader. October 12, 1995. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "1995 — 31st Chicago Film Festival". Chicago International Film Festival. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2016.

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