• Publication date: October 15, 2013

All the King's Men

The rise and fall of a benevolent governor.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

October 15, 2013 18:00 (KSA) ~ October 15, 2013 17:00 (CLT)

Modeled after real-life Louisiana depression-era politician Huey Long, All the King's Men tells the story of Willie Stark (Sean Penn), a small-town attorney persuaded into running for governor. 

At first he plays a fair game, but when newspaper reporter Jack Burden (Jude Law) informs Stark that his small-town, na├»ve persona is being utilized by another candidate to split votes, he becomes enraged.  From that point forward he fights a full-fledged, gritty political battle against his opponents.  His fiery speeches are aimed toward the state's populace: impoverished, working-class, and uneducated voters desperate for change.

Directed by: Steven Zaillian


  • Sean Penn
  • Jude Law
  • Kate Winslet
  • James Gandolfini