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A Knight's Tale
- Heath Ledger

Overview - In the Middle Ages, before television or professional sports, there is only one form of competition to separate the men from the boys: jousting tournaments. William Thatcher (Heath Ledger), a poor and humble squire, has always dreamed of proving himself worthy as a knight.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In the Middle Ages, before television or professional sports, there is only one form of competition to separate the men from the boys: jousting tournaments. William Thatcher (Heath Ledger), a poor and humble squire, has always dreamed of proving himself worthy as a knight. When he gets a lucky chance--seeing an opportunity to disguise himself in the identity of a knight--William decides to maintain the illusion for as long as possible. He is aided by his friends Wat, Roland, and Geoffrey Chaucer--a writer with a knack for forging official papers. Under his new title, Sir Ulrich of Liechtenstein, William wins tournaments and receives monetary awards. However, the only way for William to prove himself as truly noble is to beat out all of his enemies, including the arrogant and undefeated Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell), in a series of jousts. Once he does so, William will reveal his his true identity. Writer-director Brian Helgeland creates a unique blend of rousing adventure, comedy, and modern sensibility in A KNIGHT'S TALE, giving a contemporary make-over to the medieval genre with a soundtrack that includes hit songs from Queen, David Bowie, Sly & The Family Stone, and Thin Lizzy.

Cast List

Carter Burwell - American composer, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Christopher Cazenove - British Actor
Curtis Hanson - Oscar-winning, director, screenwriter, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
Curtis Lee Hanson - Oscar-winning, director, screenwriter, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
Heath Ledger - Australian actor, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE DARK KNIGHT
Richard Greatrex - Director of Photography
Brian Helgeland
Laura Fraser - Actress
Alan Tudyk - American Actor\"WONDER BOYS"
Paul Bettany - Actor
Caroline Harris - Costume Designer
Tony Burrough
Mark Addy
Shannyn Sossamon - Actress, 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS (2002), WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE
Kevin Stitt
Rufus Sewell - Actor, A KNIGHT'S TALE

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 132
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396150256
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (For action violence, some nudity, and brief sex-related dialogue.)
  • Release Date: July 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Medieval
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
France
Rock Music

 
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Theatrical Release: MAY 11, 2001

Reviews:
"...It's dazzling....And fun..." - 05/24/2001 Rolling Stone, p.92


"...A KNIGHT'S TALE delights in comparisons to present-day sport....[Bettany] is especially delightful..." - 06/01/2001 Box Office, p.55


"...An impressive ensemble; there aren't many movies in which the actors use their voices so well, making each line reading memorable..." - 05/11/2001 New York Times, p.E16


"...[Bettany's] silver-tongued exaggerations of the jousting jock's brave deeds and mighty stature before each match are great fun..." - 05/11/2001 USA Today, p.9E


"...Sometimes great fun....Heath Ledger does handsome and sincere well..." - 09/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.48-9


"...The easy charm of Ledger and the chemistry with his buddies make the training scenes a treat..." - 09/01/2001 Total Film, p.92


"...There are many fearsome jousting matches in the movie....The movie has an innocence and charm that grow on you....A KNIGHT'S TALE is whimsical, silly and romantic..." - 05/11/2001 Chicago Sun-Times, p.29

 
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