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.
Mel Gibson cites Spartacus (1960) as one of the influences for the film. The story of Wallace parallels that of Spartacus, in that both men struggled against foreign rulers. The Big Country (1958) also served as an inspiration.
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 ...
The noble behind Robert the Bruce's facial expression, the one with the green and black tartan, is inconsistent when William is beaten and taken captive.
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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