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A Man for All Seasons (1988)

King Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he... See full summary »

Director:

Charlton Heston

Writers:

Robert Bolt (play), Robert Bolt (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Sir Thomas More
Vanessa Redgrave ... Lady Alice More
John Gielgud ... Cardinal Wolsey (as Sir John Gielgud)
Richard Johnson ... Duke of Norfolk
Roy Kinnear ... The Common Man
Benjamin Whitrow ... Thomas Cromwell
Adrienne Thomas Adrienne Thomas ... Margaret More
Martin Chamberlain Martin Chamberlain ... King Henry VIII
John Hudson John Hudson ... William Roper
Jonathan Hackett Jonathan Hackett ... Richard Rich
Nicholas Amer ... Chapuys (as Nicolas Amer)
Milton Cadman Milton Cadman ... Cranmer
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ... Woman Litigant
Geoff Owen Geoff Owen ... Chapuys' Assistant
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe ... Chamberlain
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Storyline

King Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of King Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs? Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un hombre para la eternidad See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Vanessa Redgrave had been due to play Margaret in A Man for All Seasons (1966), but had to withdraw due to commitments to the stage production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". She has a brief, uncredited cameo as Anne Boleyn instead. See more »

Connections

Version of The Tudors: Lady in Waiting (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Original Tudor Music
Composed by Henry VIII (as H.R.H. Henry VIII)
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A major improvement
22 May 2001 | by AgamemnonSee all my reviews

The 1988 version of "A Man For All Seasons" is a far better movie than the earlier version. Heston simply blows Schofield away. In fact, everyone from the "common man", Cromwell, and Norfolk are far better in this version. It is far more suspenseful because you do not spend so much time wincing at the robot-like actors in the earlier version. Never before has a remake so greatly overshadowed its predecessor.


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