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Troy
- Brad Pitt

Overview - With soaring photography that circles from above then swoops in for the action, TROY is Wolfgang Petersen's majestic presentation of the classic Greek legend. It tells the story of an epic battle over Helen (Diane Kruger), the queen of Sparta, who is kidnapped by her lover Paris (Orlando Bloom), the prince of Troy.  Read more...

 
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Overview

With soaring photography that circles from above then swoops in for the action, TROY is Wolfgang Petersen's majestic presentation of the classic Greek legend. It tells the story of an epic battle over Helen (Diane Kruger), the queen of Sparta, who is kidnapped by her lover Paris (Orlando Bloom), the prince of Troy. This infuriates Helen's husband Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), whose brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox) convinces him to invade Troy. They recruit Achilles (Brad Pitt), the best warrior in Greece, whose bravery, quick feet, and remarkable swordsmanship (not to mention tanned biceps, short kilts, and blond locks) have earned him a reputation that is almost as impressive as his ego. Achilles agrees to fight for Sparta, if only for the fame it will bring him. Even Achilles's mother, in a touching scene, advises him to forget mortal achievements and become a hero who will be remembered throughout history. Along with the invasion of Troy, a series of duels must also be fought: Paris, who is heartbreaking in his lovestruck naiveté, must go up against the enraged Menelaus, and Achilles must settle a score with Hector (Eric Bana), who is fiercely dedicated to protecting his brother Paris and their father, the frail king Priam (Peter O'Toole). When the war finally ignites in its massive proportions, the action is awesome. And as the increasingly dramatic events play out, TROY earns its own timeless reputation among other action-adventure epics such as GLADIATOR and SPARTACUS.

Cast List

Colin Wilson - Producer, big budget films, '90s-, LOST WORLD 1 & 2
Brad Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
William Bradley Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Peter O'Toole - Actor, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
David Benioff - Source Writer, THE 25TH HOUR (2002)
Diana Rathbun - Producer, TROY (2004)
James Horner - Composer, COMMANDO (1985)
Brian Cox - British Actor, L.I.E. (2000)
Rose Byrne - Actor, I CAPTURE THE CASTLE (2003)
Orlando Bloom - Actor, LORD OF THE RINGS (2001)
Wolfgang Petersen - German Director
Roger Pratt
Brendan Gleeson - Actor/"Braveheart"
Eric Bana - Australian Actor
Sean Bean - English actor, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE ISLAND
Saffron Burrows - Actress, BOSTON LEGAL, FRIDA
Diane Kruger - Actor, WICKER PARK (2004)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 163
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929106721
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: November 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Mythology
War
Epic
Historical
Theatrical Release
Battles

 
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THEATRICAL RELEASE: MAY 14, 2004

Reviews:
"[T]remendously entertaining....Peterson rips and roars through the tale..." - 05/27/2004 Rolling Stone, p.89


"[With] crisply edited combat sequences, tableaus of antique splendor, [and] a hugely muscled Brad Pitt modeling the latest in Hellenic leisure wear..." - 05/14/2004 New York Times, p.E1


"[T]his latest interpretation of Homer's classic tale is entertainingly epic eye candy." - 05/14/2004 USA Today, p.5D


"Sean Bean's Odysseus is resourceful and driven..." - 07/01/2004 Uncut, p.131


"The costuming and production design are handsome..." - 07/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.68


"A brilliantly told story." Premiere


"An action spectacle of weight, splendor and vast entertainment value" New York Observer


"Stunning. Raging excitement, visual grandeur and dramatic intelligence." Chicago Tribune


"The film is enormous and awe-inspiring" Associated Press

 
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