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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.

Writer:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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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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Trivia

The Scots pound in the period of the film was worth around 5% of the English pound. The thousand pounds Rob borrows equates to about 50 pounds sterling - around a quarter of Argyll's loss on the duel between Cunningham and Guthrie. See more »

Goofs

When Rob and his men are seen returning the cattle, one of the cows accidentally hooks its right horn under Liam Neeson's left arm for a second or two. He pulls away quickly and slaps the cow on the rump, but he is fortunate that he was not injured. This seems to have been an accidental incident, unplanned, which made it into the final cut of the film. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Scotland on Screen (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Morag's Lament
Traditional arrangement by Capercaillie
Additional arrangement by Carter Burwell
Performed by Capercaillie
Solo by Karen Matheson
Capercaillie appears courtesy of Survival Records Ltd
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True to the period
12 February 2003 | by iqof20See all my reviews

This is a strong movie from a historical and epic perspective. While the story is simple it is pure and straightforward. In truth, it is the standard story of a simple, honorable man whose honor comes into conflict with the more educated and wealthier men of the period.

Poor vs. Rich, honorable vs. dishonorable, a classic but well-told tale without much of the glitz of hollywood stinking up the screen.

Extra points just because you can almost smell the people on the screen. :)


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,023,272, 9 April 1995

Gross USA:

$31,596,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,596,911
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DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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