Ladyhawke (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama


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The thief Gaston escapes the dungeon of medieval Aquila through the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.


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  • Matthew Broderick and Rutger Hauer in Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer in Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Rutger Hauer in Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Matthew Broderick in Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer in Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer in Ladyhawke (1985)

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4 October 2000 | jminer
8
| Beautiful, preposterous, haunting
The leads are physically beautiful almost beyond film comparison. Their moral-spiritual characters match, which should make the film corny. The plot is preposterous, but the main characters, Isabeau and Gaston, prosecute their roles with such unfailing intensity you can't help but accept the nonsense. What is Ferris Bueller doing in medieval France, though? Perhaps the film needs some salty leavening, and at least he makes the plot work a little more efficiently. Overall, I don't have a rational judgement to make but a purely emotional one: I can never forget this film. It has haunted me since the first time I saw it. And that is all down to the pure intensity of Hauer and Pfeiffer.

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,450,536 14 April 1985

Gross USA:

$18,432,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,432,000

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