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King Lear (1983)

TV Movie | 158 min | Drama

Aging King Lear (Sir Laurence Olivier) invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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Jan 26, 1984 (United States)

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Leo McKern
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Laurence Olivier
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Dorothy Tutin
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John Cording
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John Hurt
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Benny Young
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Paul Curran
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Ronald Forfar
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Harry Walker
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Harry Fielder
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William Tarmey
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7.6 / 10 | 721 votes