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The Bruce (1996)

 -  12 April 1996 (UK)
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Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gary Andrew ...
Scottish Soldier
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Edward I
Richard Brimblecombe ...
Conor Chamberlain ...
Steven Clark ...
English Soldier
Pavel Douglas ...
Ross Dunsmore ...
Nigel Bruce
Vincent Faber ...
Scottish Soldier
Kern Falconer ...
Black Douglas
Heather Flannagan ...
Majorie Bruce
Graeme Ford ...
Knight to Edward I
Dee Hepburn ...
Mary Bruce
...
Edward James
Paul Kerr ...
knight to Edward II
Michael Leighton ...
Aubrey
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Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots. Written by Peter Reiher

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12 April 1996 (UK)  »

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Not 100% accurate, but a good slice of Scottish history.
11 January 1999 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

The English are a little too evil, the Scots are a bit too

heroic. The dialogue is overly dramatic at times, and the

transitions between scenes could be smoother.

Still, "The Bruce" has the feel of authentic, if unpolished,

history ... even if it does play loosely with some important

facts.

Sandy Welch is no Gibson or Branagh, but he makes a stalwart

Bruce. And Brian Blessed chews the scenery in delightful

villainy as Edward I.

While lacking the budget needed to make the final battle truly

impressive, they still marshalled an impressive crowd for the

English and Scottish armies. It is, according to filmmakers, the

"largest filmed reconstruction of medieval battle ever staged in

the British Isles."

Allowing for a few failings and shortcomings, the film still

does a convincing portrayal.


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