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The thief Gaston escapes the dungeon of medieval Aquila through the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.

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Gaston
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Navarre
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Isabeau
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Imperius
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Bishop
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Marquet
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Cezar
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Fornac
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Jehan
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Mr. Pitou (as Alessandro Serra)
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Insane Prisoner
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Innkeeper
Nicolina Papetti ...
Mrs. Pitou
Russel Case ...
Lieutenant (as Russell Kase)
Donald Hodson ...
Guard on Cart (as Don Hudson)
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Cart Driver
Gaetano Russo ...
Guard in the Cell
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Guard at the City Gate (as Rod Dana)
Stefano Horowitzo ...
Bishop's Bodyguard
Paul Tuerpe ...
Guard
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Bishop's Secretary
Marcus Beresford ...
Acolyte (as Marcus Berensford)
Valerie O'Brian ...
Peasant Girl (as Valerie O'Brien)
Nanà Cecchi ...
Bishop's Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elettra Baldassarri ...
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Francesco (uncredited)
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Fornac's Man (uncredited)
Alberigo Donadeo ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Aldo Formisano ...
Priest (uncredited)
Augusto Funari ...
Bishop's Guard (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ...
Priest (uncredited)
Paolo Merosi ...
Acolyte (uncredited)
Jurgen Morhofer ...
(uncredited)
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Fornac's Man (uncredited)
Nicola Palumbo ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Fornac's Man (uncredited)
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Bishop's Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Donner

Written by

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Edward Khmara ... (screenplay) and
Michael Thomas ... (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz ... (screenplay)
 
Edward Khmara ... (story)
 
David Webb Peoples ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Harvey Bernhard ... executive producer
Richard Donner ... producer
Lauren Shuler Donner ... producer (as Lauren Shuler)

Music by

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Andrew Powell

Cinematography by

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Vittorio Storaro ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Stuart Baird ... (film edited by)

Editorial Department

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Giorgio De Vincenzo ... assistant editor: Italy
Geno Escarrega ... second assistant editor (as Eugene T. Escarrega)
Seth Flaum ... assistant editor
Mark Pierce ... editor trainee
Dallas Puett ... assistant editor
Michael Thau ... second assistant editor
Russ Woolnough ... first assistant editor (as Russ Woolenough)

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty

Production Design by

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Wolf Kroeger

Art Direction by

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Ken Court
Giovanni Natalucci

Costume Design by

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Nanà Cecchi

Makeup Department

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Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist
Gilda De Guilmi ... hair stylist (as Ida De Guilmi)
Giancarlo Del Brocco ... key makeup artist
Rita Innocenzi ... assistant hair stylist
Gilberto Provenghi ... makeup artist
Alfredo Tiberi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Gérald Morin ... unit manager (as Gerald Morin)
Mario Pisani ... production manager: Italy
Stefano Spadoni ... production assistant
Anthony Waye ... production manager: UK

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stuart Baird ... second unit director
Peter Bennett ... second assistant director (as Peter Bennet)
Terry Madden ... second assistant director
Ken Rudnick ... assistant director: second unit, New York
Luciano Sacripanti ... first assistant director: Italy
Mauro Sacripanti ... second assistant director
Anthony Waye ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Elio Altamura ... property master
Stephen Altman ... set dresser (as Steve Altman)
Maria-Teresa Barbasso ... draftswoman (as Maria Teresa Barbasso)
Nello Cappelli ... propman
Mariangela Capuano ... draftswoman
Roy Carnon ... visual concepts artist
Lucio Di Domenico ... draftsman
Giuseppe Fatale ... production prop buyer
Ennio Meloni ... construction labor
Bernadino Nardoni ... construction coordinator
Angelo Santucci ... set dresser
Romolo Siani ... stand-by painter
Drew Struzan ... poster artist (uncredited)
Francesco Valento ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Bud Alper ... sound
Beau Baker ... boom operator (as Brydon Baker III)
Neil Burrow ... sound editor (as Neil Burrows)
Gordon Davidson ... sound editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound editor (as Bob Henderson)
Matthew C. May ... assistant sound editor (as Matthew May)
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor (as Alan Murray)
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Rod Rogers ... assistant sound editor
Larry Singer ... adr editor
Chester Slomka ... sound editor (as Chet Slomka)
Brooke Henderson Ward ... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson)

Special Effects by

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Eros Bacciucchi ... special effects assistant
Norman Baillie ... special effects technician (as Norman Baille)
John Brown ... special effects technician
Jerry Ciantar ... special effects technician (as Gerry Ciantar)
Daniel Dark ... special effects technician
Tony Dunsterville ... special effects technician (as Anthony Dunsterville)
John Morris ... special effects senior technician
John Richardson ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Rich Champa ... optical camera operator
Peter Donen ... additional visual effects supervisor
Mimi Everett ... optical layout
Vincent Giordano ... animation cameraman
Richard Greenberg ... visual effects designer (as Richard A. Greenberg)
Joel Hynek ... optical photography supervisor
Bill Lattanzi ... visual effects assistant editor
Eugene Mamut ... optical camera operator (as Yevgeny Mamut)
Robert Mrozowski ... animation supervisor
Scott Nicholas ... optical camera operator
Stuart Robertson ... optical effects supervisor
James Szalapski ... chief visual effects cameraman
Joseph Wallikas ... optical camera operator (as Joe Wallikas)

Stunts

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Monica Ciprari ... stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... stunts
Vito Domenighini ... stunts
Richard Graydon ... stunt coordinator
Sergio Mioni ... stunt coordinator: Italy
Stefano Maria Mioni ... stunts (as Stefano Mioni)
Vittorio Nencini ... stunts
Angelo Ragusa ... stunts
Marco Stefanelli ... stunts
Tito Tomassini ... Sword Master

Camera and Electrical Department

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Giuseppe Alberti ... first assistant camera
Paola Barbaglia ... clapper loader
Federico Bruno ... second camera operator
Filippo Cafolla ... gaffer
Roberto Gengarelli ... second camera assistant operator
Emilio Lari ... still photographer
Alfredo Marchetti ... key grip
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator
Riccardo Umetelli ... clapper loader
Alberico Novelli ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Francesco Cinieri ... casting: Italy
Mary Selway ... casting: London

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adriana Mattiozzi ... wardrobe seamstress
Elisabetta Montaldo ... wardrobe assistant (as Elizabeth Bocciardo Montaldo)
Gloria Musetta ... wardrobe coordinator
Pasqualino Sindici ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Anselmo Parrinello ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ian Bairnson ... musician: guitars
Richard Cottle ... musician: keyboards
Stuart Elliott ... musician: drums
Donald Harris ... music editor
Alan Parsons ... music recording engineer / music score producer
David Paton ... musician: bass guitar
Andrew Powell ... conductor / musician: keyboards / orchestrator
Eric Prince ... music copyist
Tony Richards ... music recording engineer
Alan Snelling ... music recording engineer
Eric Tomlinson ... music recording engineer
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tom Brown ... music preparation (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Flick ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Sally Stevens ... singer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Elaine Schreyeck ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Nando Cartucci ... transportation
Antonio Condello ... unit driver (as Antonio Oondello)
Franco di Tivoli ... unit driver
Aldo Proietti ... unit driver
Antonio Savini ... transportation manager
Remo Ubertini ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Manuela Estrella Beeloo ... horse trainer
Roberto Bessi ... assistant to executive producer: Italy
Pino Butti ... production assistant (as Giuseppe Butti)
Sergio Casadei ... horse wrangler: Italy
Luisa Cutri ... production secretary
Alberto De Stefani ... cashier
Carlo Del Marro ... assistant accountant
Bruna Percecchi di Spirito ... caterer
Hunt Downs ... unit publicist
Walter Fiordelmondo ... production assistant
Maria Fiorito ... payroll clerk
Gary Gero ... animal trainer: hawks and wolves
Judith Goodman ... executive assistant to Richard Donner: Italy
Richard Graydon ... horse master
William Hobbs ... fight arranger
Lynne Bell Kelser ... executive assistant to Harvey Bernhard: USA
Karen Kovacevich ... executive assistant: Lauren Shuler
Jennie Lew Tugend ... executive assistant: Richard Donner, USA (as Jennie Lew)
Manolo Luppichini ... video system technician
Tom Mankiewicz ... consultant
Aroldo Mogiani ... crowd marshall
Ron Oxley ... animal trainer: wolves
Larry Payne ... animal trainer: hawks and wolves
Gina Pietralunga ... production secretary
Adriano Pischiutta ... blacksmith foreman
David Price ... assistant to producers
Giuliano Principato ... production assistant
Stefano Priori ... assistant accountant
Marco Valerio Pugini ... unit runner: Italy (as Marco Pugini)
Cheryl Shawver ... animal trainer: hawks and wolves
Enzo Sisti ... accountant
Catherine Smith ... assistant to producers: Italy
Aldo Spina ... assistant to producers: Italy
Melanie Tanz ... assistant to producers
Arthur Tarry ... production accountant
Jenny Wykes ... unit nurse
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Giovanni Lovatelli ... production runner (uncredited)
Roland Raffler ... animal trainer: hawk and wolf (uncredited)
Cristina Romagnoli ... production assistant (uncredited)
Vickie Jo Yahn ... animal trainer: hawks (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Philippe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Etienne Navarre (Rutger Hauer) befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for two years, ever since he escaped with the Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer), after whom the Bishop (John Wood) has lusted. Navarre and Isabeau have a curse that the Bishop has placed on them that causes Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Isabeau to be a hawk during the day. Navarre insists that Philippe help him re-enter the city to help him kill the heavily guarded Bishop. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines CURSED FOR ETERNITY...No force in Heaven will release them. No power on Earth can save them. [UK Theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ladyhawke, la femme de la nuit (France)
  • Der Tag des Falken (Germany)
  • Lady Halcón (Spain)
  • Jestřábí žena (Czechia)
  • Ladyhawke - El hechizo de Aquila (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,450,536, 12 Apr 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia Spike II, the hawk featured in this movie, worked in the Universal Bird Show until 2000, when she was transfered to the National Audubon society and became an Audubon Ambassador until she died in May 2007. Another hawk was used for flying scenes, and another to sit on Rutger Hauer's arm. One enjoyed Hauer's company so much it would ruffle its feathers when seated on his arm, making it look more like a chicken. See more »
Goofs You can hear someone say 'cut' just before Phillipe says, "It's not unlike escaping Mother's womb." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in King David/Lady Hawke/Fraternity Vacation (1985). See more »
Crazy Credits With Loving Memory to "Little Pasta" See more »
Quotes Phillipe: Sir, the truth is, I talk to God all the time, and, no offense, but He never mentioned you.
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