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The Bruce (1996)

In the early 14th century, Scottish warrior and Earl Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots, leading Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England.

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Bob Carruthers (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gary Andrew Gary Andrew ... Scottish Soldier
Brian Blessed ... Edward I
Richard Brimblecombe ... Edward II
Conor Chamberlain Conor Chamberlain ... Elizabeth Bruce
Steven Clark Steven Clark ... English Soldier
Tomm Cody Tomm Cody ... Soldier
Pavel Douglas ... John 'Red' Comyn
Ross Dunsmore Ross Dunsmore ... Nigel Bruce
Vincent Faber Vincent Faber ... Scottish Soldier
Kern Falconer Kern Falconer ... Black Douglas
Heather Flannagan Heather Flannagan ... Majorie Bruce
Graeme Ford Graeme Ford ... Knight to Edward I
Dee Hepburn ... Mary Bruce
John Hoye ... Edward James
Paul Kerr Paul Kerr ... knight to Edward II
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Storyline

Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots. Written by Peter Reiher

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Courage never dies...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Brus See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Part of this movie was funded by supporting actors (extras) paying £1000 each to be in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions were cut by 16 secs by the BBFC to remove all shots of women's bloodstained breasts. See more »

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Stuart Poole Steals the Show...
29 October 2002 | by markrpooleSee all my reviews

Reed, Blessed, Welch and van Wijk all turn in quality performances in this under-rated account of Scotland's greatest warrior (are you watching William Wallace?) but one cast member stands head and shoulders above his colleagues. In the final set, Stuart Poole, clad in garb to make Robin Hood jealous, congratulates the Bruce on his vanquishing of the foe. The dignity, grace and emotion evident in Poole's performance is a joy to behold. It's a shame he isn't credited on imdb...


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