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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.

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Alan Sharp (screenplay)
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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 honour. Written by Rob Hartill

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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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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Роб Рой See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$31,600,000
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DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby | DX Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Appearing in this film netted Tim Roth his biggest paycheck, up to that date. See more »

Goofs

When Archibald falls dead to the floor, his sword rests on his upper arm. In the next shot, MacGregor drops his sword and Archibald's sword is on the floor next to him. In the next shot, the sword is again on his arm. 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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Referenced in Freakazoid!: Mission: Freakazoid (1996) See more »

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Theid Mi Dhachaigh (I'll Go Home)
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Performed by Angus Grant and Karen Matheson
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Great action show, with a moral message.
20 August 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

This is a very good, under-rated action/drama/and slightly historical movie.

The basic story concerns Rob Roy's borrowing of 1000 pounds, its theft, and the problems it causes for his family and indirectly his clansmen.

Cunningham( Tim Roth) is an amazing villain and character in this story. Brutally cold and if you watch his face he seems to be able to turn his eyes off and look completely evil.

Rob Roy (Liam Neeson) is excellent too, but i think the writers used the word "honour" 1 too many times.

The rest of the cast is strong, and the whole movie is very well acted and filmed.

The Action is exciting and the sword play very realistic, but not too gory. The story is good and you really want Rob to win.

All in all just shy of a classic.


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