PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
In preparation for the role, Colin Farrell read all seven of John Smith's books he published back in England on his accounts of The New World.
Come, spirit, help us sing the story of our land. You are our mother. We, your field of corn. We rise from out of the soul of you.
In the early portion of the movie, the natives are shown harvesting corn (Zea maize), the ears of which are far larger than a human hand. At the time of the Jamestown colony, native corn was typically the size of a human thumb, rarely ever bigger. Large corn, such as pictured in the movie, is a product of seed selection and genetic research, mostly done since the 1860s.
An extended cut was released on home video running at 172 min.
$30,864 25 December 2005