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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.
After several months of filming battle scenes, the worst injury suffered on-set was a broken nose.
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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As Murron tries to escape on the horse we can see the blood spatter all around her mouth prior to being struck by the staff (and knocked from the horse). In the events preceding her escape, she bit a chunk of flesh from the cheek of one of the Englishmen who was attempting to rape her. This is where the blood came from.
On USA prints, the Paramount Pictures logo has a gray tint, while on international prints, the 20th Century Fox logo fanfare is muted.
For the very first UK release on VHS for rental the version of the film had a sequence showing Wallace leaving Scotland for Europe. He went to visit the Pope in Rome. Along the way he had a misadventure in France and had to leave in a hurry. When he got to Rome and was taken to see the Pope, the Pope merely passed him over without discussion, indicating that the Pope favoured king Edwards claims. This section does not appear on later video or dvd releases on the general market.
English, French, Latin, Scottish Gaelic, Italian
$9,938,276 (USA) (31 July 2012)
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