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The tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is always ripe for retelling. In this rendition, the sexy Richard Gere is Sir Lancelot, threatening to supersede the aging King Arthur (Sean Connery) by winning the love of his young wife Guinevere (Julia Ormond). This update of the age-old legend succeeds on the strength of Gere's happy-go-lucky sex appeal, Ormond's gorgeous period costuming, and Connery's unbeatable wry nobility. The script focuses on the triangle of the three principals: the older man's reluctance to relinquish his love and power to the younger man destined to supplant him; the young woman torn between her loyalty to her aged husband and her love for his rival; the young man balancing the demands of loyalty to his sovereign with the rewards of true love. This beautiful production forgoes the legend's usual elements of magic and fantasy, leaving Merlin the Magician completely out of the picture. ~ Laura Abraham, Rovi

Cast

Sean Connery
as King Arthur
Richard Gere
as Lancelot
Julia Ormond
as Guinevere
Ben Cross
as Malagant
Liam Cunningham
as Sir Agravaine
Christopher Villiers
as Sir Kay
Valentine Pelka
as Sir Patrise
Colin McCormack
as Sir Mador
John Gielgud
as Oswald
Mark Ryan
as Challenger
Neville Phillips
as Elder
Ryan Todd
as Young Lancelot
Albie Woodington
as Scout
Susannah Corbett
as Young Woman in Crowd
Susan Breslau
as Wedding Guest
Charlotte Zucker
as Bread Vendor
Valentine Pelka
as Sir Patrise
Susan Breslau
as Wedding Guest
Albie Woodington
as Scout
John Gielgud
as Oswald
Neville Phillips
as Elder
Susannah Corbett
as Young Woman in Crowd
Colin McCormack
as Sir Mador
Ryan Todd
as Young Lancelot
Mark Ryan
as Challenger

Crew

Jerry Zucker
Director
Jerry Zucker
Producer
Hunt Lowry
Producer
David Hoselton
Screen Story
William Nicholson
Screenwriter
William Nicholson
Screen Story
Lorne Cameron
Screen Story
Lorne Cameron
Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Colin Charles
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Murch
Editor
Bob Laing
Production Designer
Giles Masters
Art Director
Stephen Scott
Art Director
Gil Netter
Executive Producer
Eric Rattray
Executive Producer
Janet Zucker
Executive Producer
Malcolm Stone
Set Designer
Nana Cecchi
Costume Designer
Dinny Powell
Special Effects
Chris Carreras
First Assistant Director
Arthur Wooster
First Assistant Director
Michael White
Supervisor/Manager
Bob Laing
Supervisor/Manager
Terry English
Stunts
Greg Powell
Stunts
Mary Selway
Casting
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