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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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DragonHeart was in pre-production as early as 1992, when Jim Henson 's Creature Shop was hired to create the dragon. Since their workshop at Downshire Hill, London wasn't large enough to build the creature, the Creature Shop had to move to Camden Town. They build a full-sized dragon's head and a quarter-scale animatronic dragon puppet. But the film was subsequently put on hold, and all that remains of the Creature Shop's work is a few frames of test film. See more »

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When Bowen is helping to train the resistance, Gilbert is just learning how to shoot a bow and arrow. When he goes for the second shot, the end of the arrow (feathers) is spotted black and white, but the next second, as he brings it up to his ear, it has a white feather instead of the black and white one, and it's still the same shot. See more »

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Gilbert of Glockenspur: If a dragon falls in the forest and nobody gets to hear about it, does it make a thud?
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A Fun and Heartwarming Movie
17 November 2002 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

Dennis Quaid is Bowen, a passionate knight who falls under bitter circumstances and finds himself roaming the land avenging himself against dragons who he blames for his lot. He finds his match in one dragon, Draco, who instead of finishing off Bowen offers to declare a truce. The two cynics team up and stage sham combat in front of terrified villagers who are only too willing to reward the knight for "slaying" the dragon and who won't miss a few sheep to the dragon either. The con goes bad though and the two are forced to confront their common destiny.

This movie was originally heavily sold based on its superb digital effects and it remains that Draco is a magnificent creature in these days when digital effects are no longer unusual in movies. Even so, the cast and cinematography are excellent and everything moves along seamlessly. It is an all round great movie.

There is some brutal medieval warfare, but nothing so graphic that a pre-teen couldn't handle it.

I saw this film originally at a theatre and again on rented VHS.


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