PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
Heath Ledger knocked out one of director Brian Helgeland's front teeth with a broomstick when the two were demonstrating a jousting move. It was several months before Helgeland's mouth had healed enough to repair the damage. He says it was the only jousting injury during ... ...
Should we help him?
This is a satirical romance, not a historical documentary. While nominally set in the middle of the 14th century (when Edward the Black Prince and Geoffrey Chaucer were active), it freely amalgamates the costume, custom and slang of many different centuries to create a unique world. The Chaucer character (who mentions his signature Canterbury Tales) bears almost no resemblance to his historical counterpart. Matte replicas of the London Eye and the Eiffel Tower are included to drive home the anachronistic intentions.
After the credits finish, Roland, Wat, Kate, and Geoffrey Chaucer have a flatulence contest/drinking game. Wat loses, but Kate is the obvious winner.
$16,511,391 (USA) (13 May 2001)
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