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King of Texas -- 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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Release Date:
2 June 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Between land and power lies the frontier of greed... the saga of family... the heart of drama.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Where's the west? See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick Stewart ... John Lear

Marcia Gay Harden ... Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson

Lauren Holly ... Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith

Roy Scheider ... Henry Westover

David Alan Grier ... Rip

Colm Meaney ... Mr. Tumlinson

Patrick Bergin ... Mr. Highsmith

Matt Letscher ... Emmett Westover

Liam Waite ... Thomas Westover

Steven Bauer ... Menchaca

Julie Cox ... Claudia Lear

Richard Lineback ... Warnell
Lynne Goulet ... Dancer
Memo Escobedo ... Cowboy
Clint Allen ... Cowboy
Anna Doddrige ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Banda ... Antonio

Ehécatl Chávez ... Vaquero
Roger Cudney ... Smithwick

Juan Pablo Gamboa ... Weems
Andrés García ... Davis
Louise Greener ... Party Guest

Directed by
Uli Edel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William Shakespeare (play "King Lear")

Stephen Harrigan (teleplay)

Produced by
Arturo Brito .... line producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Art Levinson .... producer
Wendy Neuss .... executive producer (as Wendy Neuss-Stewart)
Patrick Stewart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Altman 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
Guillermo Rosas 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Conte 
 
Casting by
Lisa Freiberger 
 
Production Design by
Veronica Hadfield  (as Penny V. Hadfield)
 
Art Direction by
Héctor Romero 
 
Set Decoration by
Enrique Estévez 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Lourdes Delgado .... key hair stylist
Martha Villanueva Garcia .... hair stylist
Martha Villanueva Garcia .... makeup artist
Rachel Kick .... assistant makeup artist
Rosalee Riggle .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mariano Carranco .... unit production manager: Mexico
Dee D'Orazio .... post-production supervisor
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Berenice Manjarrez .... unit production manager: second unit
Belinda Uriegas .... production supervisor
Ernesto Garabito .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Graysmark .... second assistant director
Miguel Lima .... assistant director: Mexico
Berenice Manjarrez .... first assistant director: second unit
Justin Muller .... first assistant director
Batan Silva .... second unit director (as Sebastián Silva)
 
Art Department
Vern Crofoot .... props
Kelly Farrah .... property master
Ricardo M. Kaplan .... art department coordinator
Moises Pineda .... production buyer
Igor Toshevski .... storyboard artist (stand-by art-director)
 
Sound Department
Suzanne Angel .... adr editor
Antonio Betancourt .... sound mixer
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Fernando Cámara .... sound mixer: second unit (as Fernando Camara)
Erik Flockoi .... sound recordist
Mark Friedgen .... sound supervisor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Patrick Morris .... ADR Mixer: UK
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Jose A. Cordero .... special effects technician
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects coordinator (as Laurencio 'Chovy' Cordero)
 
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Hugo Aguilera .... stunt double
Omar Ayala .... stunts
Julian Bucio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Fernando Guzmán .... electrician
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... focus puller
Ignacio Sanchez Mejia .... electrician: second unit
Fernando Moreno .... gaffer
Jeff Neumann .... still photographer
Jaime Reynoso .... camera operator: additional photography
Jesus B. Rodriquez .... key grip
Erick Sanudo .... camera operator
Jaromir Sedina .... Steadicam operator
Jaromir Sedina .... camera operator: "a" camera
Carlos Silva .... video assist
Alfredo Valverde .... grip: second unit
Michael Weaver .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Gaby Cairo .... extras casting
Christina Sibul .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ángel Camacho .... costumer
Leslie Herman .... wardrobe supervisor
Zhanna Mihaleva .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor
Paul Westerbeck .... final colorist
Lee Wimer .... color timer
David Yoneshige .... post-production executive
 
Music Department
Nino Centurion .... music editor
Gerard McCann .... music editor: UK
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Javier Gunther .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... catering coordinator
Michael Boyle .... head wrangler
Patricia Cano .... location manager
Loreto de la Garza .... production assistant
Luis Enrique Granados .... production assistant
Elsa Hermoso .... production accountant
Norberto Nava .... security coordinator
Scott A. Perez .... wrangler gang boss
Adriana Poblano .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Carla Raygoza .... production coordinator
Arturo Saldivar .... production contact: Mexico City
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
George Sweney .... production auditor
Daniela Tully .... assistant: Uli Edel (as Daniela Astroth)
James Wilberger .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Boss Lear" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
Brazil:95 min | USA:95 min
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Version of King Lear (1999)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Where's the west?, 3 June 2002
Author: rickz-6 from Corozal, Belize

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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