In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »
Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both: The Gentlemen Highwaymen and Rebecca, who, needless to say, don't want to get any closer to him. But Plunkett still has a thing to sort out with Chance, and his impulsiveness gets all of them in a little trouble.Written by
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Liv Tyler shot this film concurrently with Armageddon (1998) so would frequently fly from her location in the Czech Republic to Los Angeles for stretches at a time. See more »
1-4 days after having sex with Lady D'Arcy, Macleane complains of having "the pox" (syphilis) and that his genitals are a "disaster area". This is impossible - syphilis symptoms take at least a week to develop and are initially (for the first few weeks) painless and very minor. However, given that medical science and knowledge were fairly rudimentary in the 18th century, it could be that Macleane had picked up a different STD and was getting it confused with syphilis. But even then, STDs do not generally show noticeable symptoms within such a short time of exposure. See more »
Captain James Macleane, for drunkenness, unruly behavior, causing an affray and disturbing the King's, I hereby sentence you to be placed in the Knightsbridge debtors' jail and to be held there until you are sober. Take him away.
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The person in charge of overseeing the duel between Chance and Plunkett is listed as the "Dual Referee". See more »
I have to confess that before I went to the cinema to see this film I had never heard of it. The only reason I even went to see it is because a friend of mine had seen it advertised and proceeded to pester me until I agreed to see it with him.
Having begrudgingly decided to see the film we went to one of the smallest and old-fashioned cinema's I've been to (Winchester) so I wasn't best pleased with that either.
The film was VERY good. So much so that I would have no problems in going to see it another couple of times if the occasion occured. Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle have a certain magic together in this film, and from square one you can see it. The film is basically about a couple of highwaymen both seeking different goals, but working together to achieve them.
The film in my opinion is yet another notch on the belt of British film making along with The Full Monty, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Trainspotting etc, and really prooves that we can indeed make great films!
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