Fast Fact: Premiere: 1995 Director: Mel Gibson Awards: 5 Oscars and others awards. This is a incredible story about a Scotsman named William Wallace (Mel Gibson) and his fight for the freedom of the Scottish people, from the oppression of the English ruler-ship.
Plot Outline: 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. 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.
Cast: Mel Gibson: William Wallace Sean Lawlor: Malcolm Wallace. Sandy Nelson: John Wallace James Cosmo: Campbell. Sean McGinley: MacClannough. Alan Tall: Elder Stewart. Gerda Stevenson: Mother MacClannough. Ralph Riach: Priest #1. Brian Cox: Argyle Wallace. Patrick McGoohan: Longshanks King Edward I. Peter Hanly: Edward, Prince of Wales. Sophie Marceau: Princess Isabelle
Trivia: <ul><li>Several of the major battle scenes had to be re-shot, as extras were seen wearing sunglasses and wristwatches. </li></ul><ul><li>Wallace's real wife was named Marian, but it was changed to Murron to avoid confusion with the Robin Hood character of the same name. </li></ul><ul><li>The only way Gibson could get the film made was if he agreed with Paramount studios that he would star in the film as well. </li></ul>
Memorable Quotes: <ul><li>- Robert's Father : “At last, you know what it means to hate. Now you're ready to be a king.” </li></ul><ul><li>William Wallace : A lordship and titles. Gold. That I should become Judas? </li></ul><ul><li>William Wallace : Are you ready for a war? </li></ul><ul><li>- William Wallace : I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are. </li></ul>
My Review: For me, this is simply “One of the best movie ever made”. Containing all the elements a perfect movie should: The soundtrack is amazing, the scenes are ingenious and the story is simply excellent! The extreme violence as well as the human compassion in this movie are overwhelming in its brilliancy.