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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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7 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,332,390 (UK) (16 June 1995)

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£4,003,490 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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In the dance/gathering midway through the movie, a member of the band is playing the bodhrán, a frame drum, with a stick called a tipper. For one thing, the bodhrán is a primarily Irish instrument, and there is little evidence to support its presence in 18th-century Scotland. In any case, the tipper style used in the movie is a complete anachronism, not having developed at all until the past hundred-odd years, and only used popularly in the last fifty. Any 18th-century Scottish bodhrán would have been playing by striking it with the hand. 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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Walter Douglas MBE
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Performed by Angus Grant, Fred Morrison
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True to the period
12 February 2003 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

This is a strong movie from a historical and epic perspective. While the story is simple it is pure and straightforward. In truth, it is the standard story of a simple, honorable man whose honor comes into conflict with the more educated and wealthier men of the period.

Poor vs. Rich, honorable vs. dishonorable, a classic but well-told tale without much of the glitz of hollywood stinking up the screen.

Extra points just because you can almost smell the people on the screen. :)


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