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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the ... See full summary »

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Stephen Weeks

Writers:

Stephen Weeks (screenplay), Howard C. Pen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Sir Gawain
Cyrielle Clair ... Linet (as Cyrielle Claire)
Leigh Lawson ... Humphrey
Sean Connery ... The Green Knight
Trevor Howard ... The King
Peter Cushing ... Seneschal - Gaspar
Ronald Lacey ... Oswald
Lila Kedrova ... Lady of Lyonesse
John Rhys-Davies ... Baron Fortinbras
Wilfrid Brambell ... Porter
Bruce Lidington Bruce Lidington ... Sir Bertilak
Douglas Wilmer ... The Black Knight
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ... Friar Vosper
David Rappaport ... Sage
Emma Burdon-Sutton ... Morgan La Fay (as Emma Sutton)
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Storyline

Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the valiant Gawain. After being quickly knighted Gawain plays the game, but learns that it's all a trick, and he has lost. But the Green Knight shows mercy, letting Gawain grow a year older before having to face the consequences. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sword of the Valiant See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first English language movie for French actress Cyrielle Clair (Linet). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Linet asks Gawain to touch her cheek before she leaves. The boom mic is visible at the bottom of the frame in the foreground and is hastily retracted as the scene progresses. See more »

Quotes

Oswald: [while overseeing Sir Gawain's torture] You can scream if you want to.
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Alternate Versions

There is a much longer version of the film shot in its original widescreen format not seen since its first screening was to be the released on DVD. This did not materialize and probably not be seen again. See more »

Connections

References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Bad film yes, but plenty to appreciate
29 September 2003 | by it_livesSee all my reviews

This is certainly a dodgy film on many levels, but it has some redeeming moments. Sean Connery is terrific as The Green Knight, he obviously has a heap of fun in the role and steals the show.

If you come across this film you could do a lot worse.


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