R | | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Among the films Gibson watched in order to prepare to direct this film were Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971), Spartacus (1960), Chimes at Midnight (1965), Alexander Nevsky (1938), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Lion in Winter (1968), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957) and NFL films.
I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the ...
Malcolm Wallace: I ...
Just after Wallace realizes Robert the Bruce was fighting with the English, he is lying on the ground with an arrow in his chest. The piece of shaft gets caught on his hair and it moves around freely showing that it isn't really in his chest, just maybe stuck to his shirt.
On USA prints, the Paramount Pictures logo has a gray tint, while on international prints, the 20th Century Fox logo fanfare is muted.
English, French, Latin, Scottish Gaelic
$9,938,276 (USA) (31 July 2012)
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