Set over Christmas of 1183, this acclaimed adaptation of James Goldman's play concerns Henry II's effort to choose a worthy successor. Powerful Henry II (Peter O'Toole) favours his youngest son John (Nigel Terry), while his strong-willed wife Eleanor (Katherine Hepburn) feels the honor should be bestowed upon eldest son Richard the Lionhearted (Anthony Hopkins, in his screen debut). This disagreement leads the family to a war of wills that will stress every bond of love, trust, and honor.
Release Date: 25 August 2008
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Running Time: 129 minutes
Production Year: 1968