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Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

8.4
12k
Directed by

Mel Gibson

Written by

Randall Wallace (Screenplay)

Runtime

178 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Cast

Keywords

independence freedom scotland family clan battle revolution individual united kingdom legend revolt tyranny idealism false history in love with enemy scottish highlands 13th century highlands kilt warfield

Photos

Lists

#73 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#320 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#91 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture Mel Gibson Bruce Davey Alan Ladd, Jr.

Oscar for Best Makeup Lois Burwell Peter Frampton

Oscar for Best Director Mel Gibson

Oscar for Best Cinematography John Toll