King of Texas

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King of Texas ★★★ 2002

Shakespeare's “King Lear” set in 1840s Texas with Stewart as John Lear, the patriarch rancher who gives his property to greedy daughters Susannah (Harden) and Rebecca (Holly) instead of to sweet daughter Claudia (Cox). Then the bad girls kick him out into the wilderness. Powerful performance by Stewart does the Bard proud. 120m/C DVD . Patrick Stewart, Marcia Gay Harden, Lauren Holly, Julie Cox, David Alan Grier, Roy Scheider, Colm Meaney, Matt Letscher, Steven Bauer, Patrick Bergin, Liam Waite; D: Uli Edel; W: Stephen Harrigan; C: Paul Elliott; M: John Altman. CABLE