R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
The same year Sean Connery starred in Highlander (1986) which he stared as the 2437 year old immortal Egyptian warrior Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos whom is mentor to immortal 16th century Scotsman Connor McLeod (Played by Christopher Lambert).
Voice of Adso as an Old Man:
Having reached the end of my poor sinner's life, my hair now white, I prepare to leave on this parchment my testimony as to the wondrous and terrible events that I witnessed in my youth, towards the end of the year of our Lord 1327. May God grant me...
As Brother William first enters the abbey he passes a blacksmith beating a piece of obviously cold metal. Such an action would be useless. The metal must be hot to be malleable.
The opening credits read - A palimpsest of Umberto Eco's Novel The Name of the Rose
Certain prints of the movie have the sex scene between Adso and The Girl removed in order to comply with local laws.
$494,571 (USA) (28 September 1986)
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