KING DAVID is a biblical epic that tells a large story on a smallish scale. Ian Sears is the young David, who slays the giant Goliath (Luigi Montefiori); then Richard Gere takes over as the adult David, playing the character into old age. However, no matter what the makeup men do, he's
still Gere. Even on his deathbed he seems to be just a pastier version of the handsome Gere. His acting is all right, but when he doesn't get any older, all believability goes out the tent flap. Locations, costumes, and extras are all painstakingly taken care of. The film falls far short of THE
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD or many other biblical spectaculars, but most of those movies wer...