Millennium Entertainment | Release Date: January 17, 2014
Summary: Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had — a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and re-entry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to a group of unruly high school students in detention to the development of the Club and the teens’ first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame. [Millennium Entertainment]
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug content and brief violent images - all involving teens
Official Site: http://www.lifeofaking-movie.com/
Production: Steakhaus Productions
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
Director Credit
Jake Goldberger Director
Writer Credit
Dan Wetzel Writer
David Scott Writer
Jake Goldberger Writer
Cast Credit
Buda Park Chess Player
Carlton Byrd Clifton
Chidi Ajufo Officer Davison
Conor Charles Man In Bar
Cuba Gooding Jr. Eugene
Dennis DeCamp Tournament Registration Worker
Dennis Haysbert Searcy
George Dick Jamal
Jaida-Iman Benjamin Rhonda
Jim Calloway Barry
Jordan Calloway Marcus
Kevin Chhann Alan Hayden
Lisa Gay Hamilton Sheila King
Rickey Brown Erik
Ryan Cargill Chess Tournament Competitor
Thurston Hill Henry
Producer Credit
Dominic Ottersbach Line Producer
James M. Young Producer
Mary Vernieu Co-Producer
Steak House Co-Producer
Tatiana Kelly Producer
Valerie Stadler Co-Producer