The Eagle (2011) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

    - Written by Focus Features
  • Young Roman officer Marcus Aquila takes command of a remote outpost in Britannia. He specifically asked for the assignment as his father was killed somewhere north of Hadrian's wall some 20 years earlier, losing the Ninth Legion's Eagle as well. When a battle with locals seriously wounds Marcus, he is invalided out of the army. Unable to make his mark as a soldier, he sets off with his slave Esca, traveling north of the wall with intent to find out what happened to his father and, more importantly, recover the Ninth Legion's Eagle.

    - Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff
  • In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

    - Written by Anonymous


The Year is A.D. 140, and it has been 20 years since Rome's legendary Ninth Legion marched north into Caledonia (modern Scotland) to gain control over all of Britain...

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