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Rob Roy (1995)

R  |   |  Adventure, Biography  |  14 April 1995 (USA)
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In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the ... See full summary »


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In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour. Written by Rob Hartill

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Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Роб Рой  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,332,390 (UK) (16 June 1995)


£4,003,490 (UK) (14 July 1995)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final sword fight between Rob and Archibald is often considered to be one of the greatest sword fights ever filmed. See more »


The Highland Cattle shown in the film are almost all brown. At the time, most of the Highland cattle would have been black. See more »


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Title Card: At the dawn of the 1700's, famine, disease and the greed of great Noblemen were changing Scotland forever. With many emigrating to the Americas, the centuries-old Clan system was slowly being extinguished. This story symbolises the attempt of the individual to withstand these processes and, even in defeat, retain respect and honour.
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Referenced in Life's Too Short: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »


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Powerful, Involving Story
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one powerful film. The first time I saw it, the Scottish accents made it tough for me to understand a lot and that ruined the viewing experience. I gave up on it but then acquired the DVD, used the English subtitles when I needed them, and really got into this movie, discovering just how good it is. It is excellent.

The widescreen picture makes it spectacular in parts, with some wonderful rugged scenery and the story reminded me of Braveheart, an involving tale of good versus evil. Here, it's Liam Neeson (good) vs. Tim Roth (evil). Both do their jobs well.

Few actors come across as despicable as Roth. Man, you really want to smack this guy in his arrogant, irritating puss. (He is so nasty and vile the sick critics love his character more than anyone else's here). Neeson is a man's man and a solid hero figure as Gibson was in Braveheart. Jessica Lange is strong in here as the female lead. The movie draws you in and gets you totally involved, so prepared to have an emotional experience viewing this.

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