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Stone of Destiny (2008)

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The story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on the heart of England to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland.

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Ian Hamilton
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Kay Matheson
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Gavin Vernon
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Alan Stuart
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Bill Craig
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John MacCormick
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Ian's Father
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Mrs. McQuarry
Juliet Cadzow ...
Ian's Mother
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Pauline King ...
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The Stone of Destiny retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride, back to its country of origin. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language and some incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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19 December 2008 (UK)  »

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Die Jagd nach dem Stein des Schicksals  »

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A joint UK/Canadian film. See more »

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The two-tone police sirens shown both in Scotland and London did not come into use until later. Police cars in the UK in the early 1950s had bells. See more »

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[first lines]
Ian Hamilton: It was only a rock, a big lump of sandstone, you might pass right by it, but to us, it was symbol of our freedom, of our independence. We all knew about it of course, we learned as children how it was the Scottish stone of kings, but they took it from us. And as a nation is suppose we'd forgotten about it. Time does that. It was history.
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Wild Mountain Thyme
Written by Francis McPeake
Produced and Arranged by Richard Fox, Lauren Yason and Caroline Dale
Performed by Lauren Yason, Richard Fox & Caroline Dale
Published by Chappell & Co. o/b/o Chappell Music Ltd.
Recorded at Blacklight Studios, London
Courtesy of Terrence Yason
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A gem of a feel-good movie, and that's coming from an Englishman!!!
22 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Since around the 9th century, tradition holds that Scottish monarchs took their place upon the Stone of Scone during their coronation ceremony, until 1296 when it was captured by Edward I and placed in Westminster Abbey under a seat upon which English sovereigns were crowned, thereby showing the English power over the Scots. "Stone of Destiny" tells the true story of Ian Hamilton, a young student and nationalist, who was to attempt to return the Stone to its rightful place in Scotland and thereby right a long-standing injustice by the English.

The cast is strong and features the likes of Robert Carlyle, Brenda Fricker and Billy Boyd (that "fool of a Took"). However, Charlie Cox once again caught my attention following his leading role in Stardust. Given he is not a native Scot, he makes a great effort at the accent, and again manages to portray his character with a great balance of likability, determination and youthful exuberance, and gives us hope that some of the next generation's leading men can combine acting and looking good... Director Charles Martin Smith does wonderfully in conveying the underdog theme brilliantly with a good balance of action, comedy and emotion. It's a definite feel-good movie, with the people around me clapping at the end. 5 stars, a British gem.


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