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.
Among the films Gibson watched in order to prepare to direct this film were Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971), Spartacus (1960), Chimes at Midnight (1965), Alexander Nevsky (1938), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Lion in Winter (1968), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957) and NFL films.
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 ...
Malcolm Wallace: I ...
Near the start of the film, after the funeral, the little girl gives William a flower. Then, a few seconds later, she gives it to him again.
With the exception of the title of the movie, there are no opening credits.
English, French, Latin, Scottish Gaelic
$9,938,276 (USA) (31 July 2012)
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