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DragonHeart -- The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.
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31 May 1996 (USA) See more »
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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Rob Cohen 
Writing credits
Patrick Read Johnson (story) &
Charles Edward Pogue (story)

Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)

Produced by
Kelly Breidenbach .... associate producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... producer
Herb Gains .... associate producer (as Herbert W. Gains)
Hester Hargett .... co-producer
Patrick Read Johnson .... executive producer
David Rotman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
David Eggby (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Amundson 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández  (as Benjamin Fernandez)
Art Direction by
Maria-Teresa Barbasso (supervising art director) (as Maria Teresa Barbasso)
Ján Svoboda  (as Jan Svoboda)
Set Decoration by
Giorgio Desideri 
Costume Design by
Thomas Casterline 
Anna B. Sheppard  (as Anna Sheppard)
Makeup Department
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup supervisor
Mirella De Rossi .... chief hair stylist
Maurizio Silvi .... makeup artist
Angelo Vannella .... hair stylist
Production Management
Barbara Ostrowiecki .... post-production supervisor
Viliam Richter .... production manager: Slovakia
Milan Stanisic .... unit production manager
Stefano Spadoni .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Gains .... first assistant director (as Herbert W. Gains)
Hester Hargett .... second second assistant director
Chitra F. Mojtabai .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jonathan Downing .... prop assistant
Ron Downing .... supervising property master
Patrick Janicke .... storyboard artist
Jiri Juda .... property master
Ladislav Markic .... plasterer
Stano Mozny .... property master
Mark Siegel .... sculptor
Dusan Svoboda .... assistant art director
Alberto Tosto .... assistant art director
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Peter Balogh .... props (uncredited)
Jeremy Downing .... prop assistant stand-by (uncredited)
Joseph Musso .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Peter Petruna .... assistant production designer (uncredited)
Mike Smithson .... preproduction dragon designer (uncredited)
Francesco Valento .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charlie Ajar Jr. .... sound recordist
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Avram D. Gold .... dialogue editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist: dragon
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer: dragon
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Robert Polich .... boom operator
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Reinhard Stergar .... production sound mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Matt Colleran .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Clayton Collins .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jessica Goodwin .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Nicholas James .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Marla McGuire .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Terence J. Cox .... senior special effects technician (as Terry Cox)
Brian Johnson .... microlight coordinator
Kit West .... special effects supervisor
Trevor Wood .... senior special effects technician
Peter Fern .... senior technician (uncredited)
Jonn Herzberger .... senior special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Bauer .... digital effects artist: ILM
Steve Braggs .... digital effects artist: ILM
Bruce D. Buckley .... CGI character modeler
Blair Clark .... animator: Tippett Studio
Rob Coleman .... supervising character animator
Marc Cooper .... digital effects artist: ILM
Lou Dellarosa .... digital character animator
Syd Dutton .... matte painter: Illusion Arts
Russell Earl .... digital effects artist
Vicki L. Engel .... visual effects coordinator
Paul Giacoppo .... lead digital character modeler
Mara Hamilton .... visual effects coordinator
Sandy Houston .... digital 2D paint and rotoscoping supervisor
Tony Hudson .... digital modeler: ILM
Daniel Jeannette .... character animator
Wayne Kennedy .... digital modeler: ILM
Ken Satchel King .... character animator
Gregor Lakner .... digital effects artist: ILM
Euan K. MacDonald .... digital effects supervisor (as Euan MacDonald)
Robert Marinic .... character animator
Robert Mendez Jr. .... computer graphics resource assistant (as Robert Mendez)
Curt I. Miyashiro .... digital effects artist (as Curt Miyashiro)
Mark Moore .... visual effects art director
Patrick Neary .... digital effects artist
David Parrish .... digital artist
Kevin Rafferty .... digital effects supervisor
Carolyn Ensle Rendu .... 3D digital artist
Jonathan Rothbart .... animatic artist
Alex Seiden .... visual effects pre-production co-supervisor
Kim Smith .... model maker; miniature unit: uncredited
Scott Squires .... visual effects supervisor
James Straus .... character animation supervisor
John Swallow .... effects producer
Bill Taylor .... matte painter: Illusion Arts
Phil Tippett .... designer: dragon designs
Dennis Turner .... character animator
Adam Valdez .... animator/animatics
John Walker .... digital effects artist
Andy Wang .... digital artist: ILM
Judith Weaver .... visual effects producer
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
William R. Wright .... animator
Darryl Anka .... storyboards (uncredited)
Al Bailey .... digital frame touch-up: ILM (uncredited)
David Byers Brown .... digital character animator (uncredited)
Robert Cooper .... ILM - creature crew (uncredited)
Loring Doyle .... digital artist (uncredited)
David Dozoretz .... concept artist (uncredited)
Mike Eames .... senior animator (uncredited)
Anastasia Emmons .... visual effects assistant (uncredited)
Douglas Epps .... software developer (uncredited)
Dan B. Goldman .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Roger Guyett .... senior technical director (uncredited)
Pat Hadnagy .... visual effects (uncredited)
Craig Hayes .... visual effects art director (uncredited)
Benton Jew .... storyboard artist: ILM (uncredited)
Marshall Richard Krasser .... digital rotoscoper (uncredited)
Angela Leaper .... electronic editorial (uncredited)
Stewart Lew .... Senior Digital Modeler (uncredited)
Steve Nichols .... animator (uncredited)
Jason Ortenberg .... sabre digital compositor (uncredited)
Cary Phillips .... software research and development (uncredited)
Douglas James Smith .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Robert Stromberg .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM (uncredited)
Danny Gordon Taylor .... character animator (uncredited)
John Torrijos .... CG technical assistant (uncredited)
Mike Wassel .... matte artist (uncredited)
Heidi Zabit .... digital artist (uncredited)
Miroslav Bertovic .... stunts
Lubomir Burco .... stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt performer
Monika Fiserova .... stunts
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunts (as Vladimir Furdik)
Peter Hric .... stunts
Samuel Kalim .... stunts
Rastislav Kotula .... stunts
Vladimir Kuna .... stunts
Gustáv Kyselica .... stunts (as Gustav Kyselica)
Branislav Martinak .... stunts
Lubomir Misak .... stunts
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Pavol Osusky .... stunts
Peter Plazak .... stunts
Peter Prikler .... stunts
Peter Rak .... stunts
Michael Sandala .... stunts
Stanislav Satko .... stunts
Jaroslav Sykora .... stunts
Marek Toth .... stunts
Martin 'Mato' Uhrovcik .... stunts (as Martin Uhrovcik)
Peter Uhrovcik .... stunts
Ingrid Vrabcova .... stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Zdenek .... stunts
Jana Zvaríková .... stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt double (uncredited)
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Roman Jankovic .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Buzz Feitshans IV .... director of photography: second unit
Igor Meglic .... camera operator
Dean Brkic .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Ivo Gresak .... grip (uncredited)
Mark Gutterud .... camera operator: effects camera (uncredited)
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Miguel A. Fuertes .... animator
Peter Konig .... character designer and sculptor: Tippett Studio
Casting Department
Sheila Trezise .... casting: UK
Lenka Stefankovicova .... extras casting (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Sarah Brockhoff .... assistant film editor (as Matthew Brockhoff)
Giorgio Conti .... assistant film editor
Lisa Cossettini .... assistant film editor
John M. Taylor .... first assistant editor (as John Taylor)
Aaron Yamamoto .... assistant film editor (as Aaron I. Yamamoto)
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Randy Edelman .... conductor
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Susan McLean .... scoring crew (as Sue McLean)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
David Cook .... microlight pilot
Jacob Cook .... assistant pilot
Terry Dunn .... assistant production accountant (as Terrence Dunn)
Daniel Hadl .... assistant to producer
David Henri .... assistant to director
Hilde Odelga .... production coordinator
Nada Pinter .... script supervisor
Mark Siegel .... creature maker
Mark Siegel .... puppeteer
Rhonda Baer .... location manager (uncredited)
Beau Holden .... assistant: Dennis Quaid (uncredited)
Zeljko Hren .... caterer (uncredited)
Erik Jessen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dragan Josipovic .... location manager (uncredited)
Steve O'Corr .... production liaison (uncredited)
Sandra Odelga .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Golda Offenheim .... production liaison (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for action/violence
103 min
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Did You Know?

Story writer Patrick Read Johnson first proposed the idea for Dragonheart to Raffaella De Laurentiis. Johnson described it as "The Skin Game (1931) with a dragon in it... or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Dragon", and that he wanted "the idea of a dragon and a knight conning villages for money" because he thought that the concept was "not only funny, but kind of sweet". Johnson went on to pitch the idea to screenplay writer Charles Edward Pogue, and he agreed to work on the film.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
King Einon:[laughing] Well, well, well. It can't be. But it is! My old mentor. Still giving carving lessons?
Bowen:Get off your horse and I'll give you one.
King Einon:Time's not been kind to you, Bowen. You should never have broke with me.
Bowen:It was *you* who broke with me.
King Einon:And yet you return to me with this girl I lost.
Bowen:[Bowen looks at Kara. Kara shakes her head and raises her dagger] I think she wants to stay lost.
King Einon:Not her decision, I'm afraid!
[Brok starts to dismount, but Einon raises a hand to stop him, then dismounts himself and draws his sword]
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77 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
One of my all-time favorites, 3 March 2001
Author: SdrolionGM

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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