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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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Ronald Lacey, who played the character Oswald in Sword of the Valiant, also played the same character, also called Oswald, in "Gawain and the Green Knight" which was made in 1976, and starred Murray Head as Gawain and Nigel Green as the Green Knight, and Pauline Letts as "The Lady of Lyonesse" (Lynette). Basically, it was the same movie. See more »

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When Sir Gawain catches the arrow shot by Humphrey, he raises the hand that contains the end of the line upon which the arrow is traveling long before the arrow reaches the end. See more »

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Sir Gawain: Does your mother know you do this?
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And Connery did not want to do Bond movies anymore?
10 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Yes, Sean Connery did not want to be Bond forever and for the most part you can say he has done a rather good job of doing roles other than Bond. Then there are the head scratchers like that turn as a villain in the very dull "Avengers" movie. Or like here, where he decided to say the heck with serious acting let me be in one of those horrible films with one of those guys who can not act a lick in this case Miles O'Keefe, also seen in the dreadful "Cave Dwellers", which was also a sequel to another one that I have heard is bad itself Ator. Granted the movie "Zardoz" was strange too, and it made no sense as well, but it had a certain style and actually seemed to work even though there are still parts of it I have no clue as to what they were about. This one is just bad with an ending that makes one go what the heck just happened there. Did they not remember to write a good ending so they had to end it in the most vague possible manner. Not really much to say about this movie, only that Sean Connery is the only reason I gave this movie a two because he is a favorite actor of mine. However, he does not really add anything to this one, but it just makes the movie surreal just because an actor of his caliber is in it.


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