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First Knight (1995)

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 »

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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 the horse is caught, a 17th or 18th century stone bridge is in the background. See more »

Quotes

King Arthur: There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free.
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Exactly made as movies should be !!!
25 February 2009 | by onlynishankSee all my reviews

I am a regular Hollywood movie buff, and heavily rely on IMDb user ratings, before watching any movie than relying on any other sources, and I prefer to watch movies which are usually rated at least 7 out of 10.

So when I had a chance to see the movie First Knight, I was in a doubt whether to watch this movie with a low rating of 5.6/10, even with great actors like Sean Connery and Richard Gere, or to skip to some other movie.

Luckily I decided to give it a shot, and oh what a movie it was. I really love the medieval age and other historic movies, and this is a gem added to the list. As reading some other reviews revealed earlier, that this is an adaptation of Arthurian legend, and not a true story, so I didn't bothered about the facts in the movie.

It scores really high in terms of acting, fight sequences, chemistry between actors, and especially keeps you engrossed throughout the movie. As a "movie", the story works well and has all the elements balanced.

If you are a fan of historic movies, please don't trust the IMDb ratings for this movie. Just sit and watch this movie on a nice evening, and you won't repent it.


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