A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
Michael J. Bassett
Max von Sydow,
A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by
Originally development in 2000 when the spec script by screenwriter Bragi F. Schut and was purchased by MGM. The project moved from MGM to Columbia Pictures to Relativity Media, where the film was finally produced by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. See more »
When Felson fights the altar boy Kay he states "stand and fight like a man you little jackrabbit". The jackrabbit is indigenous to regions of North America not Europe so a crusader in medieval times would be unaware of them. See more »
This is a great movie. when i read the reviews before viewing i thought it would be crap bu when i watched it i was amazed how people could find that movie bad. Unfortunately people today hate amazing movies like this one and like crap like the Twilight and The Hangover. Nicolas Cage, as well as the other actors supported the movie excellent and the acting was more thank just fine. It is a smart movie and a well-written one. Nicolas Cage, again, gave a magnificent performance. I would suggest this movie undoubtedly to anyone who likes good movies and I would tell them not to listen to the critics. I have seen masterpieces getting ravaged by the critics and in the same time i have seen extremely bad movies getting high ranks. This is an absolute 10 for me.
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