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Braveheart (1995)

 -  Action | Biography | Drama  -  24 May 1995 (USA)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

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William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal medieval warfare | See all certifications »

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24 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Corazón valiente  »

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$72,000,000 (estimated)

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ESP 1,136,000,000 (Spain)
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Although playing father and son, James Cosmo and Brendan Gleeson are only seven years apart in age. See more »

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At the battle of Stirling it shows Wallace begin the charge using a war hammer, the same one he used to spike the English cavalryman through the helmet with. The hammers were small and thin with a pick Axe head. It then cuts to the English overseeing the battle, then cuts back to Wallace charging with no sword in hand, he begins the charge and draws his Claymore. The movie cuts to another English scene again, and upon returning to Wallace charging into battle he has his sword nearly out. After another English vantage point he is brandishing the war hammer again and running from a side view. After one last English view, Wallace's Claymore is out and raised above his ahead as he and his men clash into the opposing army. See more »

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Narrator: I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, claimed the throne of Scotland for himself. Scotland's nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to talks of truce - no weapons, one page only. Among the farmers of that shire was Malcolm ...
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On USA prints, the Paramount Pictures logo has a gray tint, while on International prints, the 20th Century fox logo fanfare is muted. See more »

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Man vs King
2 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. I recently purchased it and have watched it at least five times since then, and each time i pick up on things I did not see the other times. The fight scenes are great, the plot is both interesting and thought provoking, there is romance and comedy. This is a movie that any person can appreciate at some level.

True, the historical content may have been distorted, but even though, this movie is meant for entertainment. It is not a history lesson caught on video.

The acting is absolutely superb, this movie is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat for the entire three hours.


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