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.
The mechanical horses designed for the battle sequences weighed 200 pounds, and were fueled by nitrogen cylinders propelling them at 30 mph on 20-foot tracks.
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 ...
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This is neither a biopic nor a historical documentary but is, rather, a romantic fiction inspired by true events. Many of the "real" characters and events have been deliberately re-interpreted to suit the story, as have some details of costume and custom. Despite this, both Randall Wallace (writer) and Mel Gibson (director / star) consistently touted this film as "history" and "historical fact" when it was released.
With the exception of the title of the movie, there are no opening credits.
English, French, Latin, Scottish Gaelic
$9,938,276 (USA) (31 July 2012)
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