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A Knight's Tale ()


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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

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William Thatcher
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Count Adhemar
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Jocelyn
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Geoffrey Chaucer
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Kate
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Roland
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Wat
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Christiana (as Berenice Bejo)
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Germaine
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Colville
Leagh Conwell ...
Young William Thatcher
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John Thatcher
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Simon the Summoner (as Steve O'Donnell)
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Peter the Pardoner
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Sir Ector
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Flanders King of Arms
Philip Lenkowsky ...
Rouen King of Arms
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Old Bishop
Petr Meissel ...
Sword Official
Matthew Mills ...
Colville's Herald (as Mathew Mills)
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Local Earl Lagny
Vladimír Kulhavý ...
Fence
Miroslav Mokos ...
French Squire
Noel le Bon ...
French Squire (as Noel Le Bon)
Scott Bellefeville ...
French Squire (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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Relic Seller
Rudolf Kubík ...
Paris Master of Arms (as Rudolf Kubik)
David Fisher ...
London King of Arms
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Retired Knight
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Lone Girl
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Spy (as Alice Vesela)
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Man in Stocks
Howard Lotker ...
Lagny Master at Arms
Jan Kuzelka ...
Smithee
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Smithee (as Vaclav Krejci)
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Smithee
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Blackbird Knight (uncredited)

Directed by

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Brian Helgeland

Written by

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Brian Helgeland ... (written by)

Produced by

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Todd Black ... producer
Brian Helgeland ... producer
Tim Van Rellim ... producer

Music by

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Carter Burwell

Cinematography by

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Richard Greatrex ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Kevin Stitt

Editorial Department

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Steven A. Calabro ... assistant editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Dennis McNeill ... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Peter McNulty ... first assistant editor
Andrea Pugner ... assistant editor
Eric Rigney ... avid technician

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Tony Burrough

Art Direction by

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John Hill
Grant Armstrong ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Dominic Smithers
Jiri Zucek

Costume Design by

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Caroline Harris

Makeup Department

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Ivana Chlostova ... makeup artist
Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Fae Hammond ... makeup supervisor
Julianna Mendes-Ebden ... makeup artist
Pebbles ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore ... contact lens technician
Milan Vlcek ... makeup artist
Eva Vyplelová ... makeup artist (as Eva Vytlelová)

Production Management

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Joseph Boyle ... production manager: second unit
Desmond Cannon ... studio executive post-production
Petr Moravec ... production supervisor
Ondrej Slama ... unit production manager
Daria Spackova ... unit production manager: second unit
Petr Splichal ... unit manager
Gerry Toomey ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Booker ... second assistant director
David Carrigan ... first assistant director: second unit
Petr Drozda ... second second assistant director
Allan Graf ... second unit director
Oldrich Mach ... first assistant director: second unit
Petr Nemecek ... second assistant director: second unit
Jeremy Oakley ... second second assistant director
Jez Oakley ... assistant director
Jirí Ostry ... first assistant director
Frantisek Rezek ... second assistant director
Guy Travers ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Corina Burrough ... production buyer
Noel Cowell ... property master
David Gray ... standby rigger
Tomas Hais ... set dresser
Pavel Hemmy ... property master
Klara Holubova ... assistant property master
Mark Kebby ... set designer
Peter Lee ... model maker
Tomás Lehovec ... stand-by props
Dan Michl ... props
Stefan Mily ... set dresser
David Packard ... scenic artist
Sam Stokes ... on-set art director
Dan Sweetman ... storyboard artist
Pavel Tatar ... draftsman
Jan Vohlídal ... set designer (as Jan Vohlidal)
Václav Vohlídal ... set designer (as Vaclav Vohlidal)

Sound Department

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Bill W. Benton ... re-recording mixer
Keith Bilderbeck ... sound effects editor
Lane Burch ... foley mixer
Tomas Cervenka ... boom operator
Linda Di Franco ... foley editor
Laura Graham ... adr editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush ... re-recording mixer
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Mark Holding ... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Drake Jenevein ... assistant sound editor
Brian W. Jennings ... assistant sound editor
Jon Johnson ... supervising sound editor
Brad Kanfer ... apprentice sound editor
Val Kuklowsky ... adr editor / sound effects editor
Sean Landeros ... sound recordist
Charles Maynes ... sound effects designer / sound effects editor
Miguel Rivera ... foley editor
Jan Skala ... cable person
Bruce Stubblefield ... adr supervisor
Robert Troy ... dialogue editor
Tracy Bolt ... sound recordist (uncredited)
William Jacobs ... foley supervisor (uncredited)
Howard London ... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

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Terry Glass ... special effects coordinator
Dana H. Suddath ... special effects coordinator
Jirí Vater ... special effects technician
David j Watson ... special effects technician (as David Watson Jr.)
Paul Whybrow ... special effects supervisor: second unit
Mark Meddings ... special effects foreman (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Marilyn Anderson ... technical assistant manager
Nicholas Atkinson ... visual effects editor
Mark Bakowski ... digital compositor: Mill Film
Lloyd Lee Barnett ... digital compositor
Philip Borg ... digital artist
Dawn Bowery ... digital compositor
Tim Burke ... visual effects supervisor
Angus Cameron ... digital effects supervisor: Millfilm, Shepperton
Virginie Degorgue ... model maker
Rob Delicata ... producer: model unit
Rob Dunbar ... visual effects
Dave Early ... digital matte painter (as David Early)
Paul Edwards ... visual effects producer: Mill Film
Lillan Gahlin ... digital compositor: Mill Film
José Granell ... model unit supervisor
Charley Henley ... digital artist
Adam Howarth ... model construction manager
Antony Hunt ... visual effects executive producer: Mill Film
Michael Illingworth ... digital compositor
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects
Paul Oakley ... technical assistant
Simon Payne ... digital artist
Chris Shaw ... motion control CGI interface
Nigel Stone ... director of photography: model unit
Kitty Veevers ... digital compositor
Damien Cheetham ... post production engineer: Mill Film (uncredited)
Metin Gungor ... digital matte painter: mill film (uncredited)
Joey Harris ... technical assistant (uncredited)
Craig Rowe ... technical assistant: MillFilm (uncredited)
Alex Rutherford ... modelmaker (uncredited)

Stunts

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Patrice Cossoneau ... stunts
Antonin Dave ... stunts
Thomas DuPont ... stunts
Monika Fiserova ... horse trainer
Cedric Gary ... stunts
Allan Graf ... stunt coordinator
Michal Grün ... stunts (as Michael Grun)
Herbert Heissler ... stunts
Jiri Horky ... stunt rigger
Martin Hub ... stunt coordinator: Czech Republic
Dusan Hyska ... stunt rigger
Roman Jankovic ... stunt double / stunts
Filip Kadlec ... stunts
Jindrich Klaus ... stunt rigger
Ales Kosnar ... stunts (as Ales Krosnar)
Frédéric Laforet ... stunt performer
Miroslav Lhotka ... stunt performer
Pascal Madura ... stunt performer
Michael Sandala ... stunts
Dennis Scott ... stunts (as Dennis R. Scott)
Jiri Simberský ... stunts
Mike Watson ... stunts
Paul Weston ... sword fight choreographer
Webster Whinery ... stunts
Pavel Cajzl ... stunt double (uncredited)
Dimo Lipitkovsky ... stunts (uncredited)
Gareth Milne ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jan Petrina ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Pete White ... horse stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Alloway ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jim Allaway)
Andy Arnautov ... chief lighting technician (as Ondrej Arnautov)
Radek Beran ... video assistant
Jeremy Braben ... aerial director of photography
Václav Cermak ... electrician
Karel Charvat ... grip
Ken Coles ... camera operator: second unit
Pavel Dostal ... second assistant camera: second unit
Vladimir Duben ... Steadicam assistant
Egon Endrényi ... still photographer (as Egon Endrenyi)
Simon Finney ... first assistant camera
Klaus Fuxjäger ... camera operator: second unit (as Klaus Fuxjager)
Jiri Gazda ... key grip: Czech Republic / second grip
Kenny Groom ... first assistant camera: second unit
Richard Havlicek ... key grip: second unit
Dai Hopkins ... key grip
Jiri Horych ... electrician
Lukas Jaromersky ... rigging electrician
Igor Jelen ... electrician
Jaroslav Jiricek ... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Vaclav Kares ... camera loader: second unit
Borivoj Klecka ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Borek Klecka)
Filip Majer ... camera loader
David Mamula ... video assistant: second unit
Antonin Marik ... first assistant camera
Rod Marley ... second assistant camera
Sebastian Meuschel ... steadicam operator
Zdenek Mrkvicka ... assistant camera
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator
Ervin Sanders ... director of photography: second unit (as Erven Sanders)
Jamie Sewell ... additional director of photography
Keith Sewell ... steadicam operator: second unit
Gary Spratling ... additional camera operator: second unit
Nick Stewart ... camera trainee: second unit
Neil Toussaint ... focus puller: second unit
Jiri Trousil ... key grip: second unit
Petr Vladyka ... video assist operator: second unit
Oliver Ward ... camera technician: Wescam camera
Kamil Zvonicek ... chief lighting technician: second unit

Casting Department

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Suzanne Crowley ... casting: UK
Jessica Horáthová ... casting: Czech Republic (as Jessica Horvathova)
Peter Kalin ... associate casting: in-house
Meg Leonard ... casting assistant
Josef Loucím ... extras casting
Gilly Poole ... casting: U.K.
Nancy Safran ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angela Anzimani ... workshop tailor
Tim Aslam ... assistant wardrobe supervisor / crowd costume supervisor
Alma Barbieri ... workshop tailor
Simon Brindle ... special costumes
Katherine Burchill ... assistant costume designer
Corina Burrough ... equine dresser
Georgina Gunner ... wardrobe mistress
Tereza Horakova ... interpreter: wardrobe department
Nicky Jones ... senior costume armourer
Alice Cortes Kheilova ... costume interpreter
Marco Magno ... wardrobe assistant
Katerina Pesulova ... principal cast embroiderer
Ivana Rezacova ... costumer
Marco Scotti ... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor
Jitka Svecova ... costumer
Iveta Trmalova ... wardrobe supervisor: costumes

Location Management

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Barbora Jurkovicova ... location manager: second unit
Jiri Krejcir ... location manager

Music Department

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Chris Barrett ... music assistant (as Chris Barratt)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Robb Boyd ... assistant music editor
Carter Burwell ... conductor
Michael Farrow ... score mixer
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Jake Jackson ... music assistant
Sonny Kompanek ... orchestrator
Dean Parker ... music assistant
Adam Milo Smalley ... music editor
David Torn ... musician: guitar soloist
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Maguy R. Cohen ... music editor assistant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Silvie Janculová ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Stanley Brossette ... unit publicist
Tami Cassell ... adr loop group
Karolina Cerna ... accounting assistant
Hana Duplinska ... assistant: Mr. Helgeland
Boban Dvorak ... assistant to director: second unit
Daniel Frisch ... production accountant (as Daniel S. Frisch)
Andrea Giannetti ... studio executive / studio executive: development
Romana Hajkova ... assistant horse master (as Romana Havkova)
Caroline Harris ... armor designer
Stuart Hopps ... choreographer
Veronika Horka ... production coordinator
Peter Hric ... horse master (as Andy Hric)
Lance Johnson ... office intern
Lenka Kadlecova ... production secretary
Samantha Knox-Johnston ... travel coordinator
Marek Kucera ... production assistant
Tina Marie Montoya ... assistant: Mr. Van Rellim
Pavel Myslik ... assistant horse master
Anneliese O'Callaghan ... production coordinator
Jan Rehanzl ... set production assistant
Kathy Rowe ... assistant: Mr. Black
Burton Sharp ... adr group coordinator
Katerina Silna ... assistant production coordinator
Laura Summer ... adr voice group
Jiri Tichacek ... assistant accountant
David Torn ... solo guitar & textures
Vittorio Torrieri ... workshop tailor
Vera Trousilová ... payroll accountant: Czech Republic
John Uribe ... first assistant accountant
Peter White ... horse master
Beverly Winston ... script supervisor
Pamela Clay ... adr voice (uncredited)
Alex Daniels ... voice actor (uncredited)
Yasmine El-Ghamrawy ... technical assistant (uncredited)
Jan Pavlacky ... interpreter (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," as well as the early life of William Marshall (later First Earl of Pembroke), this is the story of William, a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines From peasant to knight; one man can change his stars See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rock You! (Japan, English title)
  • Chevalier (France)
  • Ritter aus Leidenschaft (Germany)
  • Destino de caballero (Spain)
  • Corazón de caballero (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 132 min
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Box Office

Budget $65,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,511,391, 13 May 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $117,487,473

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Chaucer first introduces "Sir Ulrich" in his speech, the crowd doesn't react at first because the Czech extras didn't understand it. Mark Addy's loud prompt tipped them off to start cheering. The awkward moment was left in because it made the scene funnier. See more »
Goofs This is a satirical romance, not a historical documentary. While nominally set in the middle of the 14th century (when Edward the Black Prince and Geoffrey Chaucer were active), it freely amalgamates the costume, custom and slang of many different centuries to create a unique world. The Chaucer character (who mentions his signature Canterbury Tales) bears almost no resemblance to his historical counterpart. Matte replicas of the London Eye and the Eiffel Tower are included to drive home the anachronistic intentions. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks We Will Rock You See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits finish, Roland, Wat, Kate, and Geoffrey Chaucer have a flatulence contest/drinking game. Wat loses, but Kate is the obvious winner. See more »
Quotes Chaucer: You're good. You're very good. My lords, my ladies, and everybody else here not sitting on a cushion!
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: Today... today, you find yourselves equals.
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: For you are all equally blessed. For I have the pride, the privilege, nay, the pleasure of introducing to you to a knight, sired by knights. A knight who can trace his lineage back beyond Charlemagne. I first met him atop a mountain near Jerusalem, praying to God, asking his forgiveness for the Saracen blood spilt by his sword. Next, he amazed me still further in Italy when he saved a fatherless beauty from the would-be ravishing of her dreadful Turkish uncle.
[crowd, boo]
Chaucer: In Greece he spent a year in silence just to better understand the sound of a whisper. And so without further gilding the lily and with no more ado, I give to you, the seeker of serenity, the protector of Italian virginity, the enforcer of our Lord God, the one, the only, Sir Ulllrrrich von Lichtenstein!
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week.
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