DragonHeart

DragonHeart

Rob Cohen (1996)

98min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
During his career, Sean Connery played a Turkish warrior, an Irish cop, a Russian submarine commander and 007 - all with the same Scottish accent. Here he lends his distinctive burr to Draco, a tenth-century dragon who joins forces with an itinerant knight (Dennis Quaid). The result is a likeable, if slightly over-eager, mix of derring-do and special effects, which has everything from wicked kings and poetic monks to romantic encounters and revolting peasants. Quaid gives a rousing performance, while Pete Postlethwaite is charmingly awkward as a religious wayfarer with a penchant for rhyming couplets. As the dastardly despot, however, David Thewlis belongs in a pantomime.

Summary

A knight sets out to slay a dragon, only to find the unhappy creature is the last of its kind. Forging an unlikely alliance, the pair embark on a mission to rid their kingdom of its tyrannical ruler. Fantasy adventure, starring Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Christie, with the voice of Sean Connery.

Cast & Crew

Bowen Dennis Quaid
Einon David Thewlis
Gilbert Pete Postlethwaite
Aislinn Julie Christie
Voice of Draco Sean Connery
Kara Dina Meyer
King Arthur John Gielgud
Felton Jason Isaacs
Young Einon Lee Oakes
Director Rob Cohen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama