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Rob Roy (1995)

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In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.


Alan Sharp (screenplay)
4,154 ( 14)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Rob Roy
Jessica Lange ... Mary
John Hurt ... Montrose
Tim Roth ... Cunningham
Eric Stoltz ... McDonald
Andrew Keir ... Argyll
Brian Cox ... Killearn
Brian McCardie ... Alasdair
Gilbert Martin Gilbert Martin ... Guthrie
Vicki Masson Vicki Masson ... Betty
Gilly Gilchrist ... Iain
Jason Flemyng ... Gregor
Ewan Stewart ... Coll
David Hayman ... Sibbald
Brian McArthur Brian McArthur ... Ranald


In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honor. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Роб Рой See more »


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,023,272, 9 April 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby | DX Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the film, which takes place in 1713, James Graham is referred to and addressed as the [4th] Marquess of Montrose. In reality, James Graham was elevated to become the [1st] Duke of Montrose in 1707. It follows that the scene where the Duke of Argyll "pulls rank" on him is incorrect, as the two would have been of equal standing at this point in time. See more »


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Title Card: At the dawn of the 1700's, famine, disease and the greed of great Noblemen were changing Scotland forever. With many emigrating to the Americas, the centuries-old Clan system was slowly being extinguished. This story symbolises the attempt of the individual to withstand these processes and, even in defeat, retain respect and honour.
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Alternate Versions

Three seconds were cut from the UK cinema version to receive a 15 certificate, with a further 21 seconds removed from the video version. All the cuts were made to edit the rape scene. This version was released on DVD all over Europe as MGM mastered only one DVD for the entire region. In 2012, all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC for the 15 certificate Blu-ray release. See more »


Referenced in Freakazoid!: Mission: Freakazoid (1996) See more »


MacPherson's Farewell
Traditional Arrangement by John Leesburg
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User Reviews

How about that! It came out right before "Braveheart"!
1 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I had never heard of Robert Roy MacGregor before "Rob Roy" came out, but the movie is definitely worth seeing. Playing the title character, Liam Neeson brings the same spirit to the role that he brought to Oskar Schindler, and Jessica Lange also does a really good job as his wife Mary. Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth) is one person very likely to make your skin crawl.

All in all, this comes out as good as "Braveheart" (maybe even better). I laugh when I think of how Hollywood released two movies almost back-to-back taking a swipe at England. Very good. Also starring John Hurt, Eric Stoltz, Brian Cox and Jason Flemyng.

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