Sam Shepard's "True West"


2h 1984

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation for television of Sam Shepard's play about the antagonistic relationship of two brothers, Lee, a slovenly drifter and cat burglar, and Austin, an up-and-coming screenwriter. Set in rural California, the action begins when Lee turns up unexpectedly at his mother's house, now being tende

Film Details

Also Known As
American Playhouse (01/31/84), True West
Release Date
1984
Production Company
Program Development Company Productions; True West Video Productions
Distribution Company
Academy Home Video; Program Development Company Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An adaptation for television of Sam Shepard's play about the antagonistic relationship of two brothers, Lee, a slovenly drifter and cat burglar, and Austin, an up-and-coming screenwriter. Set in rural California, the action begins when Lee turns up unexpectedly at his mother's house, now being tended by his more "stable" brother. In the course of a few days, they reverse roles after Lee "sells" a story of an old-fashioned western to a Hollywood producer and then tries to get his more talented sibling to write the script.

Film Details

Also Known As
American Playhouse (01/31/84), True West
Release Date
1984
Production Company
Program Development Company Productions; True West Video Productions
Distribution Company
Academy Home Video; Program Development Company Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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