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Braveheart

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Original title
Braveheart
Year
Running time
177 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Randall Wallace
Music
James Horner
Cinematography
John Toll
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox / Icon Productions / Ladd Company
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Historical. Middle Ages. 14th Century. Biography. Revenge. Epic film
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the life of legendary 13th century Scottish hero William Wallace. Returning to his homeland following the death of an heirless king, Wallace (Mel Gibson) finds the political landscape precarious. Edward the Longshanks, King of England (Patrick McGoohan), has captured Scotland's throne and threatens the freedom of all Scottish people, as tyrannical policies instituted by the English plague the Scots. Initially, Wallace is content to stand by the wayside, yearning for the simple life of building a home and raising a family. However, when the woman he loves (Sophie Marceau) suffers a cruel fate at the hands of English soldiers, Wallace takes a stand against the new rule. With his fierce patriotism and determination, he gathers an amateur but passionately rebellious army. Although this makeshift force may be outnumbered by the English troops, their desperation and love for their land surpass any military maneuvers.
Awards
1995: 5 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Cinematography, Sound and Makeup. 10 Nominations
1995: Golden Globe: Best Director (Mel Gibson). 4 Nominations
1995: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography, Costume Design and Sound. 7 Nominations
1995: National Board of Review: Mel Gibson
1995: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Director (Mel Gibson)
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1995: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1995: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
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