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DragonHeart (1996)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  31 May 1996 (USA)
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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

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The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for action/violence | See all certifications »

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31 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$57,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 2,240,387,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

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ITL 3,022,834,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)
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Spent 15 months in post-production after a five and a half month shoot in Slovakia. See more »

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Young Prince's braces visible when he screams trying to help his father. See more »

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[Kara stands in the middle of the village, shouting while the villagers throw fruit and rotten vegetables at her]
Kara: Throw off the yoke of Einon's oppression! We must start to fight back!
Hewe: Your father sang that sour tune once and we did fight back, and once was enough. We'll not dance to it again!
Kara: No, Hewe, just cringe like a dog under Einon's boot!
Hewe: At least a cringing dog's a live one!
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An entirely enjoyable movie by any standards!

Dragonheart is, in my humble opinion, one of the best-ever dragon movies I have seen. And believe me, I have seen a lot of them. Most are poorly made with lagging stories and characters you cannot get into. I found that was not the case for Dragonheart. Draco, the dragon, was in my opinion a gorgeous creature and it didn't make it worse that he sounded like Sean Connery. :) Dennis Quaid is always enjoyable, a gorgeous man with an infectious smile. Dina Meyer is lovely as Kara. So what if some of the plot is not 'believable'. It's a fairytale. Anything goes in fairy tales. Heck, that's what fairy tales are all about. Fantasy, imagination. So, when and if you watch/re-watch this movie, do so with an open heart and suspend your disbelief and analytical minds. This is fantasy in the truest sense.


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