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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

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Cast

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Thomas Marshal
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Baron William d'Aubigny
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Baron Reginald de Cornhill
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Gil Becket
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Jedediah Coteral
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Daniel Marks
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Joseph Wulfstan
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Guy the Squire
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Captain Tiberius
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Baron Darnay
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Maddy
Steffan Rhodri ...
Cooper
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Storyline

It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. Written by Anonymous

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baron | castle | king | mercenary | magna carta | See more »

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Heavy metal goes medieval


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Rated R for strong graphic brutal battle sequences, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Templar  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Brian Cox's line to Paul Giamatti's King John, "You're no more a king than the boil on my arse!" was ad-libbed according to director English. See more »

Goofs

The film's final voice-over narration claims that the rebellion against King John was victorious within a year of John's death in 1216, when the exact opposite is true. Royalists fighting on behalf of John's young son, Henry III, defeated the rebellious barons and their French allies in 1217, and Henry went on to rule England for 56 years. Louis, the French prince the film implies succeeded John as king, never held the English throne. See more »

Quotes

King John: I am the blood! I am God's right hand! And you will never dictate to me how I am to be a king!
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pretty good
10 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't know what people are talking about here ...

This was a great movie, lots of action, and over the top blood and gore.

Sure, some of the acting was a bit off, and it was all mud and blood but that's what the mid-evil times was , mud and dirt and lots of crap.

The lead actor was excellent for being a lost soul and the wife of the keep keeper was beautiful and what you'd expect from being locked up alone with and old man.

Over all I really liked it. If you want a bit of fun and an easy to watch movie without over analyzing it too pieces then go for it.

You won't be sorry.


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