THE HABITATION OF DRAGONS is the most unattractive adaptation of a stage piece in recent memory. Part of a seemingly never-ending cycle of domestic dramas by Horton Foote, this Southern Gothic puts the emphasis on its sour lead characters while around them, more tragedy occurs than can be
found in the collected works of Euripides.
Spurred on by his family's preferential treatment of his older brother Leonard (Fredric Forrest), struggling attorney George Tolliver (Brad Davis) defies family expectations by running for a county advocate seat. In the meantime, Leonard selfishly welcomes his brother-in-law Billy Dalton (Horton
Foote Jr.) into his legal firm instead ...