Braveheart (1995)

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director Icon director: Mel Gibson

producer Icon producer: Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr

writer Icon writer: Randall Wallace

cast Icon cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, James Robinson

release date Icon release date: May 26th, 1995

runtime Icon runtime: 2 hr. 50 min.

In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of Stirling, Wallace leads his army to a stunning victory against the English. Knighted by the grateful Scottish nobles, Sir William Wallace extends the conflict south of the border and storms the city of York. King Edward I is astonished by the unexpected turn of events. Unable to rely on his ineffectual son Prince Edward, Longshanks sends his daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle to discuss a truce with Wallace.