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Braveheart (1995, Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack)

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Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Oscar-laden epic as William Wallace, the medieval Scottish patriot spurred into revolt against the English when the love of his life (Catherine McCormack) is slaughtered. Leading his army into battles that become a war, his advance into England threatens King Edward I’s throne before he is captured and executed, but not before becoming a symbol for a free Scotland. The mix of court intrigue, tender love scenes and stirring battles never flags and Gibson rightly took the Oscar for best picture.

production details
USA – UK | 177 minutes | 1995

Director: Mel Gibson
Script: Randall Wallace,

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Mel Gibson as William Wallace
Catherine McCormack as Murron MacClannough
Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabelle
Patrick McGoohan as King Edward
Angus Macfadyen as Robert the Bruce
Brendan Gleeson as Hamish Campbell
James Robinson as Young William Wallace
James Cosmo as Campbell
Sean McGinley as MacClannough
Gerda Stevenson as Mother MacClannough
Mhairi Calvey as Young Murron MacClannough
Jeanne Marine as Nicolette
Sean Lawlor as Malcolm Wallace
Sandy Nelson as John Wallace
Alan Tall as Elder Stewart
Andrew Weir as Young Hamish Campbell
Brian Cox as Argyle Wallace
Peter Hanly as Edward, Prince of Wales
Stephen Billington as Phillip
Tommy Flanagan as Morrison
Rupert Vansittart as Lord Bottoms
Tam White as MacGregor
Ian Bannen as Robert Bruce Sr.
David O’Hara as Stephen, Irish Fighter
Peter Mullan as Veteran
David Gant as Chief Justice/Executioner
Malcolm Tierney as Magistrate
Martin Murphy as Lord Talmadge
Gerard McSorley as Cheltham
Bernard Horsfall as Balliol
Richard Leaf as Governor of York
Liam Carney as Sean
Ralph Riach as Priest No. 1
Barry McGovern as King’s Advisor
John Kavanagh as Craig
Alun Armstrong as Mornay
Julie Austin as Mrs. Morrison
Alex Norton as Bride’s Father
Michael Byrne as Smythe
William Scott-Masson as Corporal
Dean Lopata as Madbaker / Flagman
Donal Gibson as Stewart
Jimmy Chisholm as Faudron
John Murtagh as Lochlan
David McKay as Young soldier
Niall O’Brien as English General
Martin Dempsey as Drinker #1
Jimmy Keogh as Drinker #2
Joe Savino as Chief Assassin
Mal Whyte as Jailor
Paul Tucker as English Commander
Graeme Ford as Doogal (uncredited)
Greg Jeloudov as Warrior #2 (uncredited)
Rana Morrison as Lady at Wedding (uncredited)
Jer O’Leary as English General (uncredited)
Joanne Bett as Toothless Girl
Robert Paterson as Priest No. 2
Martin Dunne as Lord Dolecroft
Fred Chiverton as Leper’s Caretaker
Daniel Coll as York Captain
Bill Murdoch as Villager
Phil Kelly as Farmer

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