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King of Texas (2002)

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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John Lear
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Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson
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Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith
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Henry Westover
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Rip
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Mr. Tumlinson
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Mr. Highsmith
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Emmett Westover
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Thomas Westover
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Menchaca
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Claudia Lear
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Warnell
Fernando Banda ...
Antonio
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Roger Cudney ...
Smithwick
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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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Drama | Western

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2 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Colm Meany both starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) together before teaming up again to film this. See more »

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The army captain shows up by himself wanting to buy horses from the Westovers. If he really was expecting to buy horses, he would have some troopers to assist him in taking his purchases away. See more »

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Version of King Lear: Episode #1.4 (1974) See more »

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Will You Come to the Bower?
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Traditional Irish song
Sung by John Lear (Patrick Stewart) and Rip (David Alan Grier)
This song was played by Sam Houston's troops before the Battle of San Jacinto.
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A lesson in adapting and modernising the classics
25 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Stephen Harrigan has produced a script that the Bard himself would have been proud of. Patrick Stewart, in the lead, heads a cast that lived up to the quality screenplay. On the whole, a magnificent film, worthy of a cinema run.


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