King Of The Hill (1993)

King Of The Hill

From acclaimed writer/director Steven Soderbergh, comes a heart-warming portrait of 12-year-old Aaron Kurlander, who uses his wit and fearless sense of adventure to survive in Depression-era St. Louis.

In his fantasies, Aaron is the advisor to pilot Charles Lindbergh, but his fortunes are actually in rapid descent. He remains undaunted, devising ill-fated money making schemes, and inventing glamorous identities for his parents.

But things take a dive as his family begins to fall apart. Left alone, he begins the practical business of staying alive, putting his family back together, and forging his own identity as "King Of The Hill".

This rarest of gems that celebrates the triumph of a young man whose spirit, love, and will to survive are far stronger than any obstacle fate can thow into his path.

As Christina Sebastian, Katherine Heigl plays a child from a wealthy family who befriends Aaron at school. Intrigued by her classmate and his unusual behaviour, she invites him to a garden party at her family home, but events soon turns to disaster for the youngster as his tall tales begin to unravel.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: A.E. Hotchner and Steven Soderbergh

Producers: Barbara Maltby, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa

Executive Producer: John Hardy

Also Starring: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth McGovern, Cameron Boyd, Adrien Brody and Amber Benson