Prince Valiant (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  24 July 1997 (Germany)
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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.


Adventure | Fantasy

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

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Release Date:

24 July 1997 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El príncipe Valiente  »

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The movie was re-cut by the German producers, while the director was away on Christmas vacation. They wouldn't fly him back to Germany to finish the film. Four key scenes setting up its humorous tone and all religious aspects were removed. See more »


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 »


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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It may be from 1997, but their hair is crimped
28 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

well, this really is the worst of the fantasy genre. every cliché has been employed unapologetically. the acting is horrendous, especially on the part of princess ilene. randomly, half of the characters have English accents and half have American accents. there are giggling, insipid ex-queens who are now part of a harem, and a bizarre, gratuitous ass-shot of the main villain. i could barely pay attention to the flimsy story, what with all the distractions. this really epitomizes the long dark in the world of fantasy films that made lord of the rings such a relief. here's my question: WHO THE HELL THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO FINANCIALLY BACK THIS MOVIE? p.s. this has nothing to do with the actual story of prince valiant. i don't think the writers have ever read it.

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