When you rule with an iron fist and a heart of steel, you pay with your flesh and blood.
|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.|
Editor's NoteRanch tycoon John Lear (Patrick Stewart) divides his considerable property between two daughters (Marcia Gay Harden and Lauren Holly). A battle breaks out for the land and Lear learns the value of peace. This reworking of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR is set in a Western milieu with stunning Texas scenery. Using a post-Alamo setting, this adaptation surprisingly retains the complexity of Shakespeare's characters. Originally aired on cable, the film also features terrific supporting work from Roy Scheider.
Cast & Crew
|David Allen Grier|
|Marcia Gay Harden|
|William Shakespeare - Based On Play By|
|Paul Elliot - Cinematographer|
|Uli Edel - Director|
|Mark Conte - Editor|
|Wendy Neuss - Executive Producer|
|John Altman - Musical Score|
|Art Levinson - Producer|
|Veronica Hadfield - Production Designer|
|Stephen Harrigan - Writer (Teleplay)|