Plot & Details
Originally aired on American public television, True West is a filmed performance of the Steppenwolf Theater Company's production of Sam Shepard's sibling rivalry play. John Malkovich plays a drifter who comes back home to patch up differences--as well instigate new ones--with his brother, a Hollywood screenwriter played by Gary Sinise.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Comedy,Documentary,Drama,Special Interest
- Run Time: 110min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/05/2003
- Director(s): Gary Sinise, Allan A. Goldstein
- Themes: Writer's Life,Sibling Relationships
- Tone: Atmospheric,Biting,Claustrophobic,Disturbing,Harsh,Irreverent,Matter-of-Fact,Satirical,Talky,Tense,Witty
- Keywords: brother, desert, drifter, estrangement, screenwriter