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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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Actress Emma Sutton, who plays Morgan La Fay, would go onto appear as Queen Rowena in another Arthurian movie, Merlin of the Crystal Cave (1991), whilst this movie's Green Knight, Sean Connery, would go onto to play King Arthur in First Knight (1995). See more »

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Camera and sound equipment shadows fall across Gawain and the Baron during their sword fight in the pit. See more »

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Oswald: [while overseeing Sir Gawain's torture] You can scream if you want to.
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Version of Gawain and the Green Knight (1973) See more »

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A very odd movie
13 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

I had to watch this movie in a medieval literature class I am taking in college, and to be quite frank, it was one of the worst films I have seen in the course of my life. The plot mixes both the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Countess of The Fountain(a.k.a. Owein) but seems to leave out the whole meaning and message of each work of literature. To someone watching this movie, who has not read these works before may not be as...repulsed...by it as one who has.However, even someone with no knowledge of the texts will still not enjoy this movie.Really the only good thing about it is Sean Connery. I don't like giving bad reviews, but I just can't recommend this movie to anyone.


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