PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.
A group of medieval re-enactors were used for soldiers in battle sequences.
Man, do you love this stuff.
Marek: It's a habit I can't quite kick.
Marek: Here, let me take that thing from you before you cut something off you'll need later on.
The film completely misrepresents the languages being spoken at the time. In 1357, when the film takes place, neither modern French nor modern English would have been spoken. The English would have been speaking Middle English (a language closer in pronunciation and vocabulary to Old English) and the French would have been speaking Occitan - a combination of Middle French and Latin. Certain members of both sides would have spoken Latin, especially the clergy. Michael Crichton details these languages in his book but the film ignores them.
$8,440,629 (USA) (28 November 2003)
$19,480,739 (USA) (13 February 2004)
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