When Geoff, an orphaned stable boy (Chris Masterson), discovers Drake (voice of Robby Benson), the world's last living dragon, he realizes that his dream of becoming a knight in shining ... See full summary »
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When aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to contain gold, he is shocked to instead find the dragon Drago. After Drago saves Gareth's life the two become ... See full summary »
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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
According to an interview on IGN the producers originally cast Liam Neeson in the role of Bowen but the studio didn't think audiences would buy him as an action hero. See more »
Lee Oakes as young Einon speaks received (ie. "well brought up" but not posh) accented English - given his mother's accent, one assumes this is his natural accent. David Thewlis, as adult Einon, speaks with a strong north country accent. It is unlikely he would have adopted this accent as an adult. See more »
[Draco has been singing to her]
You have a beautiful voice.
Oh, thank you. We dragons love to sing when we're happy.
Well, you're not like a dragon at all.
[leaning his head close to Kara]
Well, how many dragons do you know?
Well, You're the first.
You should never listen to minstrels' fancies. A dragon would never hurt a soul, unless they tried to hurt him first.
[leans back and crosses her arms]
Really? Then why were you in my village?
[remembering the mercenary scam]
Oh! The village!
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Ah, Dragonheart. I still love this film... I could talk about the top-notch special effects of the time and the inclusion of Sean Connery and Dennis Quaid, who performed their roles of noble dragon and despairing knight incredibly well...I guess I just did...but I think there's something else about this film that needs mentioning.
Dragonheart is an incredibly uplifting film. In a day when a lot of movies are chilling visions of the world around us, we need something to show us hope. Dragonheart, with its tale of a knight who lost his faith and a dragon who was trying to restore his honor, paints a beautiful picture of kindness, friendship, love, and sacrifice that never fails to inspire me. I am not a man given to displays of emotion, really...but the film makes me laugh and cry throughout everything.
And the soundtrack certainly helps. It is a textbook example of the proper use of a soundtrack to emphasize the plot and emotion. The beautiful "To the Stars" remains one of my absolute favorite songs. I can never listen to the soundtrack without seeing the movie happening again before my eyes.
Get the movie. And get the soundtrack. You'll love them both.
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