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DragonHeart

  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • 1996
  • Rob Cohen
  • 98 mins
  • PG

Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Dennis Quaid and David Thewlis, and featuring the voice of Sean Connery. Bowen, a knight from the Arthurian school, teaches younger men the honourable ways of medieval chivalry. When one of his former charges becomes a merciless tyrant, Bowen is prevailed upon to assist the rebel forces and turns to Draco, the last dragon in the land, for help.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

During his career, Sean Connery played a Turkish warrior, an Irish cop, a Russian submarine commander and 007 - all with the same Scottish accent. On this occasion, 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.

Credits

Cast

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BowenDennis Quaid
Draco Sean Connery
EinonDavid Thewlis
GilbertPete Postlethwaite
KaraDina Meyer
FeltonJason Isaacs
BrokBrian Thompson
Young EinonLee Oakes
AislinnJulie Christie
King ArthurJohn Gielgud

Crew

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DirectorRob Cohen

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1996-10-18
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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