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DragonHeart (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 31 May 1996 (USA)
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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality.

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Rob Cohen

Writers:

Patrick Read Johnson (story), Charles Edward Pogue (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Bowen
David Thewlis ... King Einon
Pete Postlethwaite ... Gilbert of Glockenspur
Dina Meyer ... Kara
Jason Isaacs ... Lord Felton
Brian Thompson ... Brok
Lee Oakes Lee Oakes ... Young Einon
Wolf Christian Wolf Christian ... Hewe
Terry O'Neill Terry O'Neill ... Redbeard
Eva Vejmelková ... Felton's Minx (as Eva Vejmelkova)
Milan Bahúl Milan Bahúl ... Swamp Village Chief (as Milan Bahul)
Peter Hric Peter Hric ... King Freyne
Sandra Kovacicova Sandra Kovacicova ... Young Kara
Kyle Cohen Kyle Cohen ... Boy in Field
Thom Baker Thom Baker ... Aislinn's Chess Partner
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Storyline

The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragonslayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a travelling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco, and Draco a part of him.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You will believe.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action/violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazón de dragón See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,238,000, 26 July 1996

Gross USA:

$51,367,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,267,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

David Thewlis and Jason Issacs were both in the "Harry Potter" film franchise. Thewlis played Remus Lupin and Issacs played Lucius Malfoy. See more »

Goofs

During the scenes early in the film when Kara is being held prisoner, you can clearly see Dina Meyer is wearing a very bad wig, indicating these scenes were most likely added during re-shoots. See more »

Quotes

Draco: [chained down, bitterly] I can't *see*! Are the stars shining tonight?
Queen Aislinn: Brightly, my lord. Brightly.
Draco: Then let us end it.
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Alternate Versions

The UK releases have a sound effect substitution to get a "PG" rating. A neckbreak sound towards the finale of the film has been substituted with a punch sound effect. See more »

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Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 28 November 2006 (2006) See more »

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Silly but nice
14 February 2000 | by Niller-2See all my reviews

I watched this movie sitting in a bus on the way home from a day of skiing. I didn't expect anything, and to begin with I thought it was one of the silliest "sword and ruin" movies ever made.

That changed somehow when the dragon appeared - they sure did a wonderful job creating 'him'. I was impressed by the way he spoke, and the facial expressions that followed. Still the movie can't get more than 7 out of 10, being so cliche-heavy and not-so-thrilling when it comes to the human characters (though I have to agree with some of the other reviewers, that this movie is decent in the way it avoids splatter-effects and is remarkably un-blood-thirsty).


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