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Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart

Braveheart

United States

Adventure

177

Mel Gibson

Alan Tall, Alex Norton, Alun Armstrong, Angus Macfadyen, Barry McGovern, Bernard Horsfall, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Catherine McCormack, David Gant, David OHara, Donal Gibson, Gerard McSorley, Ian Bannen, James Cosmo, Jimmy Chisholm, Jimmy Keogh, Joanne Bett, Joe Savino, John Kavanagh, John Murtagh, Liam Carney, Malcolm Tierney, Mal Whyte, Martin Dunne, Martin Murphy, Mel Gibson, Michael Byrne, Niall OBrien, Patrick McGoohan, Peter Mullan, Phil Kelly, Ralph Riach, Richard Leaf, Rupert Vansittart, Sean Lawlor, Sean McGinley, Stephen Billington, Tommy Flanagan

In 1280 King Edward I of England, known as "Longshanks", has occupied much of southern Scotland, and his oppressive rule there leads to the deaths of William Wallace's father and brother. Years later, after Wallace has been raised abroad by his uncle, the Scots continue to live under the iron fist of Longshanks' cruel laws. Wallace returns, intent on living as a farmer and avoiding involvement in the ongoing "troubles." Wallace rekindles a romance with his childhood friend Murron after showing her the carefully preserved thistle she gave him as a child, and the two marry in secret to avoid the primae noctis decree the King has set forth. Later, Murron is caught by an Englishman who attempts to rape her, when she fights back, the man slaps her across the face. Wallace saves her and believes she has escaped the scene. However, the village sheriff captures her and publicly cuts Murron's throat.

Rating

9.07 / 15 votes

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