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Braveheart (1995)  IMDB   Website
Genre Drama/War MPAA R
Director Mel Gibson Rating
Writer Randall Wallace Runtime 177 minutes
Producer Stephen McEveety Type Movie
Cinematographer John Toll Format DVD
Studio Paramount Pictures Disk No. 1/1
Language English Edition
Country USA UPC
Color Color    
Plot Summary

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William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

Summary written by: David Landers {dml@gwis.com}
Actor / Character

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Mel Gibson ..... William Wallace
James Robinson (II) ..... Young William
Sean Lawlor ..... Malcolm Wallace
Sandy Nelson (II) ..... John Wallace
James Cosmo ..... Campbell
Sean McGinley ..... MacClannough
Alan Tall ..... Elder Stewart
Andrew Weir ..... Young Hamish
Gerda Stevenson ..... Mother MacClannough
Ralph Riach ..... Priest No. 1
Mhairi Calvey ..... Young Murron
Brian Cox ..... Argyle Wallace
Patrick McGoohan ..... Longshanks - King Edward I
Peter Hanly ..... Prince Edward
Sophie Marceau ..... Princess Isabelle
Awards

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(1995) Academy - Best Cinematography (win) ..... John Toll
(1995) Academy - Best Costume Design (nom) ..... Charles Knode
(1995) Academy - Best Director (win) ..... Mel Gibson
(1995) Academy - Best Editing (nom) ..... Steven Rosenblum
(1995) Academy - Best Makeup (win) ..... Patisson, Paul
(1995) Academy - Best Makeup (win) ..... Peter Frampton
(1995) Academy - Best Makeup (win) ..... Lois Burwell
(1995) Academy - Best Original Dramatic Score (nom) ..... James Horner
(1995) Academy - Best Original Screenplay (nom) ..... Randall Wallace
(1995) Academy - Best Picture (win) .....
(1995) Academy - Best Sound (nom) ..... Brian Simmons
(1995) Academy - Best Sound (nom) ..... Anna Behlmer
(1995) Academy - Best Sound (nom) ..... Scott Millan
(1995) Academy - Best Sound (nom) ..... Andy Nelson
(1995) Academy - Best Sound Effects (win) ..... Per Hallberg
(1995) Academy - Best Sound Effects (win) ..... Lon Bender
(1995) Broadcast Film Critics Association - Best Director (win) ..... Mel Gibson
(1995) Directors Guild of America - Best Director (nom) ..... Mel Gibson
Review

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Thoroughly ahistorical, Braveheart is nonetheless a rousing tale of heroism and honor, full of passion and wit and courage enough to inspire an army to victory. In fact, it very nearly did just that, becoming a focal point within the U.S. military for discussions of the societal obligations of the modern citizen-soldier. Filmed almost entirely in Ireland, Braveheart convincingly re-creates its version of Scotland circa 1300. A major strength is the marvelously designed battle sequences, the work of actor/director Mel Gibson and cinematographer John Toll. While only a modest success at the box-office, Braveheart was a substantial hit in video, and is remembered as the R-rated film that parents most often brought home to share with their children. --- Richard Gilliam

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