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Prince Valiant (1997)

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In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their ... See full summary »

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In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their spare time jousting, much to the delight of the local citizens and especially to Princess Ilene, a guest at Camelot. Watching her from afar is a young, inexperienced squire called Valiant, and when the young Welsh princess is sent home to marry Prince Arn, Valiant contrives to accompany her masquerading as Sir Gawain. Meanwhile, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fey, sister to King Arthur, has convinced the tyrannical Sligon, ruler of the Viking kingdom of Thule, that he should steal Arthur's sword, the powerful and magical Excalibur, knowing that its loss could bring about Arthur's downfall. So into the fray comes Sligon's unstable and psychotic brother Thagnar, who manages to steal the sword. Pandemonium reigns. But Valiant is having problems of his own - kidnappers attempt to steal away the Princess, and... Written by Helen Chavez

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He who holds the sword, rules the world.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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

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24 July 1997 (Germany)  »

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El príncipe Valiente  »

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This was Walter Gotell's final film before his death on May 5, 1997 at the age of 73. See more »

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When Lady Ilene is first introduced into the harem, they tell her that she's Thursday. She says, "That's today," but her mouth says, "That's tomorrow." See more »

Quotes

Princess Ilene: I demand to see your king.
Thagnar: Harem.
Prince Gawain: What? You can't do that she's a princess.
Princess Ilene: Who the hell is harem?
[she's thrown into a room full of other woman]
Woman #1: [giggles] I wonder if she's a wirgin.
Princess Ilene: Of course I'm a virgin. I'm Princess Ilene of Brenwyn.
Woman #2: We all had kingdoms once. Now we are all queens for a night.
[Ilene looks around scared]
Monday: I am Monday.
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Performed by Alannah Myles and Zucchero
Written by Phil Roy, Simon Wilson, Siobhan Maher
Published by Sony Tunes Inc./Philster Music ASCAP,
Bugle Songs Ltd. PRS, BMG Music Publishing PRS
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A surprisingly good movie
13 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies getting trashed by people without any good reason (just like Showgirls and Last Action Hero, which I both consider to be very entertaining movies). I've watched it a second time last night and was pleasantly surprised at how good it (still) is.

The acting is pretty good. There are no major plot holes. The number one "bad guy" wasn't just some 1 dimensional asshole, but actually a well fleshed-out character, who was actually smarter (strategically) than the good guys.

Also, he effects weren't bad at all for a movie with this kind of budget. And, another good reason for watching this, I got a good look at Katherine Heigl's bare ass. :)

I wasn't bored for a single moment while watching Prince Valliant, and really what more could I ask for?

All in all, a very enjoyable movie, and I highly recommend watching it.


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