Braveheart (1995)
Front Cover Actor
Mel Gibson William Wallace
James Robinson Young William Wallace
Sean Lawlor Malcolm Wallace
Sandy Nelson John Wallace
James Cosmo Campbell
Sean McGinley MacClannough
Alan Tall Elder Stewart
Andrew Weir Young Hamish Campbell
Gerda Stevenson Mother MacClannough
Ralph Riach Priest #1
Sophie Marceau Princess Isabelle
Patrick McGoohan Edward I Longshanks
Catherine McCormack Murron
Brendan Gleeson Hamish
Ian Bannen Robert the Bruce's leprous father
Malcolm Tierney Magistrate
Mal Whyte Jailor
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War
Director Mel Gibson
Producer Bruce Davey; Mel Gibson
Writer Randall Wallace
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 177 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron (Catherine McCormack), and the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace. However, when his love is killed by English soldiers the day after their secret marriage (held secretly so as to prevent the local English lord from exercising the repulsive right of prima noctae, the privilege of sleeping with the bride on the first night of the marriage), he springs into action and single-handedly slays an entire platoon of foot soldiers. The other villagers join him in destroying the English garrison, and thus begins the revolt against the English in what will eventually become full-fledged war. Wallace eventually leads his fellow Scots in a series of bloody battles that prove a serious threat to English domination and, along the way, has a hushed affair with the Princess of Wales (the breathtaking Sophie Marceau) before his imminent demise. For his efforts, Gibson won the honor of Best Director from the Academy; the movie also took home statuettes for Best Picture, Cinematography, Makeup, and Sound Effects. — Jeremy Beday
Personal Details
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Index 15
In Collection Yes
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35 Letterboxed
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 097361558448
Chapters 22
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Disc 1 - Chapters 1 -12
Disc 2 - Chapters 13-22
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby