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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sir Gawain
... Linet (as Cyrielle Claire)
... Humphrey
... The Green Knight
... The King
... Seneschal - Gaspar
... Oswald
... Lady of Lyonesse
... Baron Fortinbras
Wilfrid Brambell ... Porter
Bruce Lidington ... Sir Bertilak
... The Black Knight
Brian Coburn ... Friar Vosper
... Sage
... Morgan La Fay (as Emma Sutton)
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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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Wilfrid Brambell's last film. See more »

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Camera and sound equipment shadows fall across Gawain and the Baron during their sword fight in the pit. See more »

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Sir Gawain: Does your mother know you do this?
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Remake of Gawain and the Green Knight (1973) See more »

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Worst film! Worst wigs! Worst acting... Worst... full stop!
30 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This truly has to be the worst film ever, a bunch of five year olds would surely be able to write a better script, construct more realistic sets and props and act to a higher degree than the actors in this movie seem to have demonstrated and still be more understanding to historical accuracy!

And can someone please explain the wigs? Surely not adding to historical accuracy (for any century!) or even 1984! Added to this the poor soundtrack which seems to suggest that the director, at gunpoint, forced some lonely spinster from the organ of a church in Dunny-On-The-Wolds, Surrey to sit down and construct (with a timescale of half an hour) the film score on a budget of £5 and a pickled egg!

I can only describe it as one horrific car crash, so awful, you just stare in disbelief, knowing that you should look away and hoping that no one else will catch you looking! Poor Sean Connery, did he desperately need to pay the mortgage for another month?! Dire!


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