Inherit the Wind

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The celebrated stage drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, based on the real-life Scopes trial in which a teacher was jailed in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, is filmed for the third time in this adaptation produced for the Showtime premium cable network. Jack Lemmon plays the celebrated trial lawyer who defends the teacher in a character based on Clarence Darrow and George C. Scott plays the prosecuting attorney, modeled on William Jennings Bryan; Tom Everett Scott plays the embattled educator.


Jack Lemmon
as Henry Drummond
Thomas Everett Scott
as Bertram T. Cates
George C. Scott
as Matthew Harrison Brady
Beau Bridges
as E.K. Hornbeck
Kathryn Morris
as Rachel Brown
Lane Smith
as Rev. Brown
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  • Jan 01, 2014
    Not the masterpiece that the 1960 film was but a very solid rendering of the play which provided the great George C. Scott with a fitting and graceful swan song.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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