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Troy (2004)

R | | Adventure | 14 May 2004 (USA)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »



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As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. Written by DCE

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mythology | troy | trojan | greek | prince | See All (167) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'The Illiad' Project  »

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Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£89,286 (UK) (14 May 2004)


$133,228,348 (USA) (13 August 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Keira Knightley auditioned for the role of Briseis. See more »


During Hector and Achilles' battle, Achilles kicks Hector to the ground, and Hector crawls towards a piece of broken spear. In one shot Achilles throws away his shield and talks to Hector. During this speech, Hector reaches the spear. After the shot of Achilles walking towards the camera, Hector just reaches the spear and gets up with it. See more »


[first lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.164 (2010) See more »


Music by James Horner
Lyric by Cynthia Weil
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Josh Groban with Tanja Tzarovska
Josh Groban appears courtesy of 143 Records/Reprise Records
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User Reviews

very surprised !!!
2 June 2004 | by (Birmingham , England) – See all my reviews

Well well,.................. expected the worse because of hype, but i was gladly surprised . Screenplay , direction and most of all Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Brian Cox, and Peter o'Toole were completely on top of their game, even Olando Bloom as the love sick coward Paris was very watchable.

Fight scenes were not overdone, and the love scenes were part of but didn't completely rule the story of Troy which I also liked. If any thing else Troy will go down as having one of the most impressive fight scenes of any film in history. The fight between Hector and Achilles is reason enough to watch Troy alone...

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