David: It is through the heart, and the heart alone, that God speaks to man.
is a 1985 Biblical
film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by Bruce Beresford
and stars Richard Gere
, Edward Woodward
, Alice Krige
, Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Pinewood Studios in England.
The New York Times said about the film, "...King David
was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Rotten Tomatoes
. Richard Gere earned a Golden Raspberry Award
nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Sylvester Stallone
for both Rambo: First Blood Part II
and Rocky IV
. Bruce Beresford later said of the film: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never liked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces."