When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
John Travolta was offered the role of Paul Edgecomb but turned it down. See more »
In the scene where William Wharton is attacking the guards when first being brought into death row, we clearly hear the sound of Brutal whacking Wild Bill over the head just before he actually hits him. See more »
I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark, and so was I. We found each other. We found each other in the dark.
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This movie is a real gem. It is hard to find fault with it. Hanks is excellent in a role that clearly calls for him to suppress his natural slant toward humor. He is Paul Edgecomb; Tom Hanks is nowhere to be found. Yet he gives Edgecomb just the right flavor. One cannot find a single weak cast member! Michael Jeter should have got an Oscar. Michael Clark Duncan put just the right shading on his huge character to make him vulnerable and sympathetic.
Flawlessly shot on perfect period sets, the whole production binds together to bring the extraordinary story into the realm of a believable and compelling study of human injustice and charity.
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