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King of Texas (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Western  -  2 June 2002 (USA)
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In this adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, self-made ranch tycoon John Lear divides his holdings among his daughters but finds that once they have his property, they reject him.

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Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith
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Henry Westover
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An updated version of 'William Shakespeare''s King Lear, by way of Ran (1985), with Lear as a magnate in the Old West whose decision to divide his empire among his three daughters results in disaster. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Between land and power lies the frontier of greed... the saga of family... the heart of drama.

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Where's the west?
3 June 2002 | by (Corozal, Belize) – See all my reviews

King Leer plays Mr. Dunson (from Red River).

Of course, as an old Patrick Stewart fan, I loved his performance as John Leer. Pretty good accent -- he only slipped once that I caught -- after a series of consistent "hoss", he said "horse." Anyway, the cast was excellent; particular kudos to Roy Scheider.

My major complaint is that it just doesn't feel much like a western. Perhaps a western stage play? Most westerns are action=centered, of course, and don't have nearly as much dialog to get in. So, I missed a lot of the western schtick that John Ford or Andrew MacLaglen might have put in. Nice try.


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