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The 18th century Scottish legend of Robert Roy MacGregor comes to life in this stylish adaptation of the swashbuckling novel by Sir Walter Scott. Liam Neeson stars as the title character, a cattle drover and proud head of a Highlands clan who takes a one thousand pound loan from the royal Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) in order to make a profit on some livestock that will keep his struggling people alive through the coming winter. One of the Marquis' henchmen, wily expert swordsman Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth) learns of the loan from the nobleman's factor, Killearn (Brian Cox), and steals the money by murdering Rob Roy's best friend MacDonald (Eric Stoltz). Unable to repay the loan and unwilling to give up his land, Rob Roy becomes a fugitive, hunted by none other than Cunningham, who rapes Rob Roy's wife Mary (Jessica Lange). Scotch-British politics come to a boil over the Rob Roy affair, leading to an officially sanctioned showdown between the stoic farmer and Cunningham. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tim Roth Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tim Roth Best Supporting Actor 1995 Nominee

Cast

Liam Neeson
as Rob Roy MacGregor
Jessica Lange
as Mary
John Hurt
as Montrose
Tim Roth
as Cunningham
Eric Stoltz
as McDonald
Andrew Keir
as Duke of Argyll
John Murtagh
as Referee
Brian McCardie
as Alisdar MacGregor
Gilly Gilchrist
as Iain
Vicki Masson
as Betty
Gilbert Martin
as Guthrie
Ewan Stewart
as Coll
Brian Cox
as Killearn
David Hayman
as Sibbald
Jason Flemyng
as Gregor
Shirley Henderson
as Morag

Crew

Michael Caton-Jones
Director
Peter Broughan
Producer
Alan Sharp
Screenwriter
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Cinematographer
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Carter Burwell
Songwriter
Peter Honess
Editor
Assheton Gorton
Production Designer
John Ralph
Art Director
Alan Tomkins
Art Director
Larry de Waay
Co-producer
Michael Caton-Jones
Executive Producer
Ann Mollo
Set Designer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Bill Westley
First Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong
Stunts
William Hobbs
Stunts
Susie Figgis
Casting
Dorothy Pearl
Makeup
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