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Rated
PG
Runtime 134 min
Ratings
90% critics Rotten Tomatoes
90% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 10/30/68
Actors Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins
Directors Anthony Harvey
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Sir Anthony Hopkins) should be King. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive King choose his or her option.
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 10/30/68
Actors Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins
Directors Anthony Harvey
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Sir Anthony Hopkins) should be King. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive King choose his or her option.