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Braveheart (1995)

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Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director:

Mel Gibson

Writer:

Randall Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Robinson ... Young William
Sean Lawlor ... Malcolm Wallace
Sandy Nelson ... John Wallace
James Cosmo ... Campbell
Sean McGinley ... MacClannough
Alan Tall ... Elder Stewart
Andrew Weir ... Young Hamish
Gerda Stevenson ... Mother MacClannough
Ralph Riach ... Priest No. 1
Mhairi Calvey ... Young Murron
Brian Cox ... Argyle Wallace
Patrick McGoohan ... Longshanks - King Edward I
Peter Hanly ... Prince Edward
Sophie Marceau ... Princess Isabelle
Stephen Billington ... Phillip
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Storyline

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Written by Anonymous

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Every man's spirit is free. Not every man has the courage to follow it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal medieval warfare | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Catherine McCormack claimed that she still gets asked, "What's it like to kiss Mel Gibson?" See more »

Goofs

Watch the group of English soldiers that ride out to present the King's terms at Stirling. After Wallace insults them, they turn around and begin to leave. The sounds of their horses riding off are very audible. After Wallace's talk with the three nobles, their group breaks up and begins to ride back. A panoramic shot of the field is shown and the English representatives have just started to leave. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, claimed the throne of Scotland for himself. Scotland's nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to talks of truce - no weapons, one page only. Among the farmers of that shire was Malcolm ...
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Crazy Credits

On USA prints, the Paramount Pictures logo has a gray tint, while on international prints, the 20th Century Fox logo fanfare is muted. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Braveheart was first shown on US Broadcast television, over two nights, a longer cut was shown - with additional footage not seen theatrically:
  • In the scene where King Longshanks reads the note "Wallace has sacked York" and lifts the dismembered head out of the bucket, the American network TV version superimposes an unbroken shot of the back of the head, instead of the front as in the theatrical version.
  • When Cheltam gets ready to lead the English charge at the Battle of Stirling, Lord Talmidge yells to Cheltem, "What are you waiting for? Lead them!"
  • Before the Battle of York, Wallace tells his men that they will be more merciful than the English. They will spare the Women and the Children. To all else....No Mercy!
  • Wallace talks at the campfire about how the graves of his father and brother were desecrated by the English.
  • After the scene of Wallace in the Grove, Murron is captured and is sitting inside the Lord's keep and he is talking with her. He says to her, "What's your name girl? Don't you want to tell me your name? (He sits in front of her) You're married, you wanted to keep it a secret eh? I don't blame him, I'd want to keep you for myself as well."
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Your Heart is Free, Have the Courage to Follow It...
6 September 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

A simple message but even today, over seven hundred years later, there are far too many captive to their cultures, governments and institutions. They take a large slice, sometimes all of the freedoms William Wallace and so many others fought for. Keep up the fight because, like the tide, those oppressive forces wont curtail.

A rousing piece of cinema, you can forgive the historical inaccuracies in order for it to tell a hugely engaging and inspirational story full of hope, although it leaves you under no illusion of mans inhumanity to man and the vile and despicable things that can be done in the name of greed, power and control.


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Country:

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Release Date:

24 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,938,276, 28 May 1995

Gross USA:

$75,609,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,216,216
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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