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 honor. Written by Rob Hartill

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


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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An earlier trivia item states it's unclear as to whether it is one thousand English or Scottish pounds that is loaned. This is not true. When Killearn (Brian Cox) is talking to Cunningham (Tim Roth) regarding the fact that Montrose (Sir John Hurt) can see through them, Cunningham refers to the fact it doesn't matter, as land has been gained for the paltry sum of one thousand Scottish pounds. See more »

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Burning objects on lake shore appear, disappear, change location, and change size. 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 »

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Referenced in The Trip (2010) See more »

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MacPherson's Farewell
Traditional Arrangement by John Leesburg
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Rob Roy towers.
5 August 2000 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

Well done, scenic, finely made film, Liam Neeson is great here and shoulda had the same basic part in Phantom Menace, he is a force of nature here. Roth is a great nasty, Hurt too. I thought the assault scene on Jessica was tough to watch but that crap did happen. The British were tyrants up in the High Heather in the 1700s even as they were in the 1300s in 'Bravehearts' day.

I see this as a bit of a forerunner to Braveheart, though they came out at about the same time, it shoulda done better at the box office and ditto at the Oscars.

***1/2, and boys...that final fight between Roth and Liam...my o my.


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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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2.39 : 1
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