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DragonHeart (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Oakes ...
Wolf Christian ...
Terry O'Neill ...
Eva Vejmelková ...
Felton's Minx (as Eva Vejmelkova)
Milan Bahúl ...
Swamp Village Chief (as Milan Bahul)
Peter Hric ...
Sandra Kovacicova ...
Kyle Cohen ...
Thom Baker ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragonheart  »

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Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,238,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)


ITL 3,022,834,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Isaacs plays Lord Felton opposite a character named Draco. Years later, in the Harry Potter movies, Isaacs plays Lucius Malfoy, who has a son named Draco played by Tom Felton. See more »


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


King Arthur: A knight is sworn to valor.
Bowen: A knight is sworn to valor.
King Arthur: His heart knows only virtue.
Bowen: His heart knows only virtue.
King Arthur: His blade defends the helpless.
Bowen: His blade defends the helpless.
King Arthur: His might upholds the weak.
Bowen: His might upholds the weak.
King Arthur: His word speaks only truth.
Bowen: His word speaks only truth.
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For those who love dragons
7 April 2005 | by (Bozeman, MT, USA) – See all my reviews

I have read innumerable reviews stating emphatically how "stupid" or "unrealistic" "Dragonheart" is. And, I suppose the largest fault this movie has is not going as in-depth into its own mythology as it could have(Draco being able to share his heart, and the like). But for me, it is great, for one big reason: I love dragons. I always have. I hate how they are always depicted as evil monsters in most fantasy stories(this would be Tolkien's biggest flaw in my opinion). And here is one where the dragon is noble and kind! Sean Connery, by the way, has just about the best dragon voice there is(Gregory Peck might be a close second).

"Dragonheart" may strike casual viewers(or the terminally unimaginative)as a silly, special-effects extravaganza; but, for people who love dragons, it provides something more.

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