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First Knight

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Jerry Zucker
  • 128 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 has no difficulty conveying the regal bearing of the once and future king. It's very 1990s, yet curiously and unashamedly old-fashioned.

Credits

Cast

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King ArthurSean Connery
LancelotRichard Gere
Lady GuinevereJulia Ormond
MalagantBen Cross
Sir AgravaineLiam Cunningham
Sir KayChristopher Villiers
Sir PatriseValentine Pelka
Sir MadorColin McCormack
RalfRalph Ineson
OswaldJohn Gielgud
PeterStuart Bunce
EliseJane Robbins
PetronellaJean Marie Coffey
MarkPaul Kynman
Sir SagramoreTom Lucy
Sir TorJohn Blakey
Sir GawaineRobert Gwyn Davin
Sir CaradosSean Blowers
Sir GaherisAlexis Denisof
Sir AmantDaniel Naprous
Sir GarethJonathan Cake
JacobPaul Bentall
Gauntlet manJonty Miller
Mark's wifeRose Keegan
ChallengerMark Ryan

Crew

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DirectorJerry Zucker

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Released on
1995-07-07
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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