Legend

Legend

Ridley Scott (1985)

89min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Best known as the movie that was filming at Pinewood when the James Bond stage burned down, this is probably one of the few films on director Ridley Scott's CV that he would prefer to forget. It's a daft fairy tale filled with all manner of goblins, elves and pixies, as well as Tom Cruise as a young peasant who falls in love with Princess Lili (Mia Sara). He takes her to see the last surviving unicorns, little knowing that the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) has his own evil plan for the mythical creatures. Curry prancing around with horns and yellow eyes is certainly the best thing in the film, which surprisingly did nothing to dim Cruise's rising star and it was only four short years later that he received an Oscar nomination for Born on the Fourth of July.

Summary

A peasant boy, who has a special bond with animals and fairies, shows his sweetheart the last surviving unicorns. Unfortunately, a monstrous demon and his goblin henchmen despise the mythical creatures and trick the girl into harming one of them, forcing Jack to act quickly to save her immortal soul. Ridley Scott's fantasy adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry and David Bennent.

Cast & Crew

Jack Tom Cruise
Darkness Tim Curry
Lili Mia Sara
Gump David Bennent
Blix Alice Playten
Screwball Billy Barty
Brown Tom Cork Hubbert
Pox Peter O'Farrell
Blunder Kiran Shah
Oona Annabelle Lanyon
Meg Mucklebones Robert Picardo
Demon cook Ian Longmuir
Demon cook Mike Crane
Director Ridley Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama