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“The late Heath Ledger stars as a commoner who dreams of gaining fame in the joust, a sport in which only knights of the realm can participate. He adopts a false identity and his
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In the Middle Ages, before television or professional sports, there is only one form of competition to separate the men from the boys: jousting tournaments. William Thatcher (Heath Ledger), a poor and humble squire, has always dreamed of proving himself worthy as a knight. When he gets a lucky chance--seeing an opportunity to disguise himself in the identity of a knight--William decides to maintain the illusion for as long as possible. He is aided by his friends Wat, Roland, and Geoffrey Chaucer--a writer with a knack for forging official papers. Under his new title, Sir Ulrich of Liechtenstein, William wins tournaments and receives monetary awards. However, the only way for William to prove himself as truly noble is to beat out all of his enemies, including the arrogant and undefeated Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell), in a series of jousts. Once he does so, William will reveal his his true identity. Writer-director Brian Helgeland creates a unique blend of rousing adventure, comedy, and modern sensibility i...
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Director: Brian Helgeland
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 11, 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
Runtime: 2hr 12min
Studio: Sony Pictures
Lunch Average Rating: +2.9 (14 ratings)
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