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KING OF CALIFORNIA
USA: First Look Pictures
Cast: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus, Paul Lieber, Kathleen Wilhoite, Anne L Nathan, Arthur Santiago, Ashley Greene, An Hopps, Anna Khaja, Will Rothhaar, Annie O'Donnell, Greg Davis Jr, Jeanie Hackett, Mousa Kraish, Max Grodenchik, Gerald Emerick, David J O'Donnell, Chic Daniel, Angel Oquendo, Jason Auer, Ho-Kwan Tse, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Gary Paul
Director: Mike Cahill
Countries: Mexico / USA
USA: 93 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references
USA Release Date: 14 September 2007 (Limited Release)
Life hasn't been easy for 16 year-old Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood). Abandoned by her mother, she's quit school and has been supporting herself as an employee at McDonald's while her father Charlie (Michael Douglas) resides in a mental institution.
Returning to the family home on his release, Miranda finds her relatively peaceful existence completely disrupted. Not only that but Charlie has become obsessed with the notion that the long-lost treasure of Spanish explorer Father Juan Florismarte Garces is buried somewhere near their suburban California housing unit. Armed with a metal detector and a stack of treasure-hunting books, Charlie is convinced the gold is buried underneath the local Costco and encourages Miranda to get a job there so that they can plan a way to excavate after hours.
Initially dubious about her father's deduction, Miranda soon finds herself joining in Charlie's questionable antics in an effort to give him one last shot at accomplishing his dreams in this darkly funny, exciting and surprisingly hopeful take on the modern family and the American dream.