Plot – At the end of the thirteenth century, the usurper Edward I Longshanks, King of England, sits on the throne of Scotland. The Scot William Wallace, whose family had been murdered by the English army, becomes an educated man. Since he is attached to the traditions of his rural homeland, he returns in his village after many years. Here he would like to start a family with the beautiful Murron, whom he marries in secret to evade "Prima Nocte" imposed by the feudal English Lord. He saves her from an attempted rape, but the young woman gets captured and brutally murdered. Full of rage, William raises a revolt that excludes the English soldiers from the territory after defeating them in Stirling. With his army of volunteers from all over Scotland, Wallace conquers York. The worried Edward I sends his incompetent son’s wife, the princess Isabella of France, to negotiate with Wallace. The sly tyrant thinks to take advantage of the charme and intelligence of the young Isabella to tame Wallace.
All actors – James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo, Sean McGinley, Alan Tall, Andrew Weir, Gerda Stevenson, Ralph Riach, Mhairi Calvey, Brian Cox, Patrick McGoohan, Peter Hanly, Sophie Marceau, Stephen Billington, Barry McGovern, Angus Macfadyen, John Kavanagh, Alun Armstrong, Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson, Tommy Flanagan, Julie Austin, Alex Norton, Joanne Bett, Rupert Vansittart, Michael Byrne, Robert Paterson, Malcolm Tierney, William Scott-Masson, Dean Lopata, Tam White, Donal Gibson, Jeanne Marine, Martin Dunne, Fred Chiverton, Ian Bannen, Jimmy Chisholm, David O'Hara, John Murtagh, David McKay, Peter Mullan, Martin Murphy, Gerard McSorley, Bernard Horsfall, Richard Leaf, Daniel Coll, Niall O'Brien, Liam Carney, Bill Murdoch, Phil Kelly, Martin Dempsey, Jimmy Keogh, Joe Savino, David Gant, Mal Whyte, Paul Tucker, John Burns, Declan Geraghty, Greg Jeloudov, Rana Morrison, Jer O'Leary, Derek Pykettshow all
“Braveheart” Quotes 19 quotes
“Your heart is free. Learn to follow it.”
“- Murron: Do that standing on your head and I'll be impressed.
- William Wallace: Well, my kilt will fly up, but I'll try.”
“We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.”
“Give me the strength to die well.”
“I came back home to raise crops, and God willing, a family. If I can live in peace, I will.”
“The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.”
“I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes.”
“- Mother MacClannough: In this? You're out of your mind!
- William Wallace: Oh, it's good Scottish weather, madam. The rain is falling straight down. Well, slightly to the side like.”
“- Robert the Bruce: I respect what you said, but remember that these men have lands and castles. It's much to risk.
- William Wallace: And the common man, who bleeds on the battlefield, does he risk less?”
“- Princess Isabelle: I understand you have recently been given the rank of knight.
- William Wallace: I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are.”
“Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.”
“Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... our freedom!”
“Every man dies, not every man really lives.”
“What does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage.”