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Prince Valiant (1997)

In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Hickox

Writers:

Hal Foster (comic strip) (as Harold R. Foster), Michael Frost Beckner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Moyer ... Prince Valiant
Katherine Heigl ... Princess Ilene
Thomas Kretschmann ... Thagnar
Edward Fox ... King Arthur
Udo Kier ... Sligon
Joanna Lumley ... Morgan Le Fey
Ron Perlman ... Boltar
Warwick Davis ... Pechet
Gavan O'Herlihy ... King Thane
Ben Pullen ... Prince Arn
Walter Gotell ... Erik the Old
Anthony Hickox ... Prince Gawain
Zach Galligan ... Sir Kay
Hamish Campbell-Robertson Hamish Campbell-Robertson ... Sir Ector
Marcus Schenkenberg ... Tiny
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In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their spare time jousting, much to the delight of the local citizens and especially to Princess Ilene, a guest at Camelot. Watching her from afar is a young, inexperienced squire called Valiant, and when the young Welsh princess is sent home to marry Prince Arn, Valiant contrives to accompany her masquerading as Sir Gawain. Meanwhile, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fey, sister to King Arthur, has convinced the tyrannical Sligon, ruler of the Viking kingdom of Thule, that he should steal Arthur's sword, the powerful and magical Excalibur, knowing that its loss could bring about Arthur's downfall. So into the fray comes Sligon's unstable and psychotic brother Thagnar, who manages to steal the sword. Pandemonium reigns. But Valiant is having problems of his own - kidnappers attempt to steal away the Princess, and... Written by Helen Chavez

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He who holds the sword, rules the world.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Ireland | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince Valiant See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was Walter Gotell's final film before his death on May 5, 1997 at the age of 73. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Ilene is first introduced into the harem, they tell her that she's Thursday. She says, "That's today," but her mouth says, "That's tomorrow." See more »

Quotes

Princess Ilene: I demand to see your king.
Thagnar: Harem.
Prince Gawain: What? You can't do that she's a princess.
Princess Ilene: Who the hell is harem?
[she's thrown into a room full of other woman]
Woman #1: [giggles] I wonder if she's a virgin.
Princess Ilene: Of course I'm a virgin. I'm Princess Ilene of Brenwyn.
Woman #2: We all had kingdoms once. Now we are all queens for a night.
[Ilene looks around scared]
Monday: I am Monday.
[...]
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Soundtracks

What We Are Waiting For
Performed by Alannah Myles and Zucchero
Written by Phil Roy, Simon Wilson, Siobhan Maher
Published by Sony Tunes Inc./Philster Music ASCAP,
Bugle Songs Ltd. PRS, BMG Music Publishing PRS
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At last, a Valiant who's not a bumbling fool.
25 March 2006 | by DeusvoltSee all my reviews

I liked the panoramic artwork which is very like the painstakingly done quarter of a quarter broadsheet spread frames of the syndicated Sunday comics supplements of the '50s. The special effect used to make those artworks seem to melt into reality is awesome. This is rarely, if ever, done now because of economies of print production and advertising. That, by the way is one of the reasons, the cartoonist responsible for the hugely popular Calvin and Hobbes, quit making the offbeat funny series.

The Valiant here is a very competent knight unlike the one portrayed by Robert Wagner in the 1954 film who was nothing short of a bumbling fool who managed to have accidents just when he seemed to be getting the upper hand (e.g. losing his hold on a cliff as he was espying the traitorous transactions of the Black Knight with Norse marauders). Only the superb acting of James Mason as the villainous Black Knight made that older version interesting.

The fight scenes in this Prince Valiant were well executed. Kudos to the arms master for the handsome suits of armor and weapons.

The actress who portrayed Princess Ilene is stunning.


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