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First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 7 July 1995 (USA)
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Director:

Jerry Zucker

Writers:

Lorne Cameron (story), David Hoselton (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... King Arthur
Richard Gere ... Lancelot
Julia Ormond ... Guinevere
Ben Cross ... Prince Malagant
Liam Cunningham ... Agravaine
Christopher Villiers ... Sir Kay
Valentine Pelka ... Sir Patrise
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ... Sir Mador
Ralph Ineson ... Ralf
John Gielgud ... Oswald
Stuart Bunce ... Peter, King's Stableman
Jane Robbins Jane Robbins ... Elise
Jean Marie Coffey Jean Marie Coffey ... Petronella
Paul Kynman ... Mark
Tom Lucy Tom Lucy ... Sir Sagramore
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Storyline

Lancelot lives by the sword. In fact, they're next door neighbours, so teaming up to fight for money comes pretty naturally. Lady Guinevere, on her way to marry King Arthur is ambushed by the evil Sir Malagant. Fortunately Lancelot is lurking nearby and he rescues his future queen. They fall in love, but Guinevere still fancies the idea of wearing a crown, so she honours her promise to Arthur. Can Lady Guinevere remain faithful, or will this Pretty Woman become a lady of the knight? Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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Their greatest battle would be for her love.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some brutal medieval battles | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der erste Ritter See more »

Filming Locations:

Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,856,442, 9 July 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,600,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,600,435
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SDDS | Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Terence Young was supposed to direct, but he died during early pre-production. It would have reunited him with Sir Sean Connery. Their last movie together was Thunderball (1965). See more »

Goofs

When Lancelot shows the guy at the beginning how to sword fight, and says "Give him a hand, he fought well," both of his arms are out. In the next shot, one arm is out and one is at his side. See more »

Quotes

King Arthur: There's a peace only to be found on the other side of war. If that war should come I will fight it!
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Version of King Arthur (2004) See more »

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respectful, well-made adaptation
12 April 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Lavish retelling of the Arthur legend may not be as compelling as one would hope for, but it still entertains in its own right. In order to protect her people and village, devoted Lady Guinevere (Ormond) agrees to marry noble King Arthur (Connery) who has the resources to keep her safe from lawless tyrants. Unfortunately for all those concerned, she also has feelings for bold wanderer Lancelot (Gere), which only complicates matters further when he becomes one of Arthur's knights. The kingdom of Camelot is also in jeopardy as the former knight Prince Malagant (Cross) threatens to conquer and enslave it for himself. Intense swordplay, enchanting set design, and three perfect leads make this a real treat to watch. ***


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