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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

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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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Did You Know?


Non-stop Highland rain presented a problem for cast and crew when filming outdoor shots, as did the resulting swarms of midges. See more »


They did not use any of the three MacGregor tartans for Rob Roy's kilt, but "clan tartans" were not standardized until well after the time frame of this movie. 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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27 July 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

This sweeping drama has it all: top notch acting, incredible photography, good story. It is often compared to "Braveheart" because both movies take place in historical Scotland. Even though I love Braveheart, I think this is the better of the two films. Jessica Lange gave an incredible performance (should have been nominated for an Oscar). Liam Neeson is fantastic in the title role. Tim Roth plays one of the most evil, despicable, characters in film history (he was nominated for an Oscar). John Hurt is excellent as Lord Montrose, another dislikeable character. I am always amazed at the incredible range of characters that John Hurt can play. This is a story of a dispute over money between Rob Roy and his clan, and Lord Montrose. Rob Roy is a self made man, who will not solve his problems with Montrose if it violates his sense of honor. Montrose, who, inherited his title, has no sense of honor. And that is basically what this story is all about; honor of the common man versus corruption of the nobility. This movie is very entertaining, it should appeal to all. It has romance, action, beautiful scenery, and has a exciting plot. One of my favorite films.

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