First Knight

  • PG
  • Jerry Zucker (1995)
  • US
  • 128 min
First Knight
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Ghost director Jerry Zucker focuses on another doomed romance in this retelling of the spiciest of Arthurian myths. If Kevin Costner can play Robin Hood with an American accent, then what's to stop Richard Gere giving Lancelot a Philadelphia twang? Gere is suitably dashing as the most independent knight of the Round Table, while Julia Ormond is ravishing as the constantly imperilled Guinevere. Stealing every scene, however, is Sean Connery, who, as a legend in his own lifetime, has no difficulty conveying the regal bearing of the once and future king. It's very 1990s, yet curiously and unashamedly old-fashioned.

Plot Summary

Adventure starring Sean Connery and Richard Gere. King Arthur's peaceful Camelot kingdom is plagued by the villainous intentions of Prince Malagant. But help is at hand from the dashing Lancelot.

Cast and crew

Cast

King Arthur
Sean Connery
Lancelot
Richard Gere
Lady Guinevere
Julia Ormond
Malagant
Ben Cross
Sir Agravaine
Liam Cunningham
Sir Kay
Christopher Villiers
Sir Patrise
Valentine Pelka
Sir Mador
Colin McCormack
Ralf
Ralph Ineson
Oswald
John Gielgud
Peter
Stuart Bunce
Elise
Jane Robbins
Petronella
Jean Marie Coffey
Mark
Paul Kynman
Sir Sagramore
Tom Lucy
Sir Tor
John Blakey
Sir Gawaine
Robert Gwyn Davin
Sir Carados
Sean Blowers
Sir Gaheris
Alexis Denisof
Sir Amant
Daniel Naprous
Sir Gareth
Jonathan Cake
Jacob
Paul Bentall
Gauntlet man
Jonty Miller
Mark's wife
Rose Keegan
Challenger
Mark Ryan

Crew

Director
Jerry Zucker

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama