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 film had so many complicated fight scenes that Mel Gibson hired two stunt coordinators for the job.
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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At the funeral of William's father, purportedly around 1280, bagpipes are played. William's uncle says they are "playing outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes." Bagpipes weren't introduced to Scotland until the early 1300s, and even then they were in a more basic form. The "banning" of the pipes wouldn't occur until 1745, more than 250 years after the movie takes place--and even then there is some dispute as to whether they were included in the ban as "instruments of war".
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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