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King of Texas (2002)

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In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.

Director: Uli Edel

Release Date: 2002-06-02
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35
Production Companies : Flying Freehold Productions, Hallmark Entertainment, Turner Network Television
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 2002-06-02
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35

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Patrick Stewart
as John Lear
Marcia Gay Harden
as Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson
Lauren Holly
as Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith
Roy Scheider
as Henry Westover
David Alan Grier
as Rip
Colm Meaney
as Mr. Tumlinson
Patrick Bergin
as Mr. Highsmith
Julie Cox
as Claudia Lear
Richard Lineback
as Warnell
Fernando Banda
as Antonio
Juan Pablo Gamboa
as Weems
Roger Cudney
as Smithwick
Andrés García
as Davis
Ehécatl Chávez
as Vaquero


Directing Uli Edel Director
Writing Stephen Harrigan Writer
Production Arturo Brito Line Producer
Production Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
Production Art Levinson Producer
Production Wendy Neuss Executive Producer
Production Patrick Stewart Executive Producer
Sound John Altman Original Music Composer
Crew Paul Elliott Cinematography
Crew Guillermo Rosas Cinematography
Editing Mark Conte Editor
Production Lisa Freiberger Casting
Art Veronica Hadfield Production Design
Art Héctor Romero Art Direction
Art Enrique Estévez Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Hope Hanafin Costume Design
Production Mariano Carranco Unit Production Manager
Crew Dee D'Orazio Post Production Supervisor
Production Art Levinson Unit Production Manager
Production Belinda Uriegas Production Supervisor
Production Christina Sibul Casting Associate
Production Patricia Cano Location Manager
Production Carla Raygoza Production Coordinator
Directing Mary Anne Seward Script Supervisor

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