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DragonHeart (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 31 May 1996 (USA)
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

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Lee Oakes ...
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Terry O'Neill ...
Redbeard
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Felton's Minx (as Eva Vejmelkova)
Milan Bahúl ...
Swamp Village Chief (as Milan Bahul)
Peter Hric ...
King Freyne
Sandra Kovacicova ...
Young Kara
Kyle Cohen ...
Boy in Field
Thom Baker ...
Aislinn's Chess Partner
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Corazón de dragón  »

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Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,238,000, 26 July 1996

Gross USA:

$51,367,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,267,375
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Kenneth Branagh was involved for a while as director in the early stages of production, and then Richard Donner, who was so keen, that he spent six months on the development, before moving on to other projects. See more »

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The amount of saliva in Draco's mouth when Bowen is in it. See more »

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Gilbert of Glockenspur: [to the cannidbal-threating mob having just learned of Bowen's scheme, suspecting his involvement] Peace, brothers! Peace!
[the mob keeps coming, he turns to run]
Gilbert of Glockenspur: Heathens!
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Dragon Fun To Watch In This Mostly-Enjoyable Fantasy
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was kind of a hokey Class-B fantasy-adventure story but with Grade A special effects (with the dragon) and sound. Those visual and audio treats make it worth watching. This was early "demo"-type DVD disc, exhibiting some excellent surround sound when very few other DVDs were as audibly as good.

The story begins a bit slowly but once the dragon appears it's a fun and fascinating movie to watch. A decade ago when this came out, I marveled, "It's amazing how they can make strange creatures so lifelike." Of course, FX has only gotten better and better.

For me, the dragon was the only endearing character in the movie. Dennis Quaid plays the good guy, but he's mostly annoying in here. I think it was his fake raspy voice that was irritating. In all, a fun movie.

At any rate, the movie is pure medieval fantasy and theology but entertaining enough for kids and adults. There is no bad language in here.


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