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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  17 August 1984 (USA)
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Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the ... See full summary »

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Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the valiant Gawain. After being quickly knighted Gawain plays the game, but learns that it's all a trick, and he has lost. But the Green Knight shows mercy, letting Gawain grow a year older before having to face the consequences. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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Period costumes in the film were used from the Bristol Old Vic, Royal National Theatre, Berman's and Nathan's, the French Aristide Boyer and the Spanish Cornejo. See more »

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When the Green Knight is addressing the revelers at the King's feast, after he has been decapitated and has put his head back on, his sleeve falls back when he raises his arm and you can see the line where the makeup applied to his hand ends. See more »

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Sir Gawain: I forgot to ask one question during my quick initiation into knighthood.
Humphrey: Oh? What's that?
Sir Gawain: How to relieve myself in this tin suit.
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Sword of the Valiant: See it and laugh.
19 June 2003 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

"After the first 5 minutes there is nothing worth watching in this film" (xnix444).

Yes, but even the first 5 minutes are really bad. The intro with the sword seems to be stolen by 'Conan the barbarian' (also 1982), but in quality not even close to it.

"It has possibly the worst score in film history." (eightx10)

Yes, that is also true. The score is scary!

"The production values are terrible; the writing, nonexistent." (yngue)

Yes, I agree and have nothing more to say about that. Even "The Barbarians" (1987) is a true masterpiece compared to this crap.

Rating: 1 of 10.


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