The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History


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1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Katharine Hepburn threw herself into the role of the "tough as nails" Eleanor with great relish and interest. "Both she and Henry were probably big-time operators who played for whole countries", she said. "I like big-time operators."


Quotes

Henry II: Come for me!


Goofs

At one point Henry asks Alais rhetorically "Has my willow become poison oak?" Poison oak is a shrub endemic to western North America and its existence would have been unknown in Britain in the 12th century.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Biography | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

30 October 1968

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,339 (USA) (16 December 2016)

Gross:

$18,177 (USA) (20 January 2017)

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