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.
Released in the first year of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was the only film until The Shape of Water (2017), 22 years later to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, without a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
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 ...
Although the closing narration talks about the Scots winning their "freedom" at the Battle of Bannockburn, the peace treaty of 1328 only lasted for a few years before the Battle of Halidon Hill where King Edward III conquered far more of Scotland than his grandfather ever had.
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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