In the early 14th century, Scottish warrior and Earl Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots, leading Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England.

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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
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Mary Bruce
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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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$500,000 (estimated)
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A school girl in Dunfermline skipped school one day and landed a part in this, crowning Robert The Bruce. She then went on to film other scenes including a corpse. Although she never got paid she claims it was the most exciting thing that happened. Never been in front of cameras before ,she was shy but found it easy as set was closed when Oliver Reed was in the coronation scene. The crown on Sandy (Robert The Bruce) kept slipping off his wig . He told the school girl that inside was a dot which was supposed to sit at the back. This helped. The next scene was perfect and they kept it in movie where the school girl smiles at her friends next to her, happy it stayed on. See more »

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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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