First Knight

First Knight

Sean Connery
Director: Jerry Zucker Cast: Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Richard Gere
Richard Gere
, Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
Jerry Zucker

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
UPC: 0043396252882
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 21,812

Special Features

Audio commentary with Director Jerry Zucker and Producer Hunt Lowry; Arthurian Legend commentary; "The Quest For Camelot" Making-of First Knight; "In Shining Armor: Knights in Training" Featurette; Deleted scenes; "The creation of a Kingdom" -Production Design featurette

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Jerry Zucker Director,Producer
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Bob Anderson Stunts
John Box Production Designer
Lorne Cameron Original Story,Screenwriter
Chris Carreras Asst. Director
Nana Cecchi Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Charles Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry English Stunts
George Gibbs Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David Hoselton Original Story
Bob Laing Production Designer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Giles Masters Art Director
Walter Murch Editor
Gil Netter Executive Producer
William Nicholson Original Story,Screenwriter
Greg Powell Stunts
Dinny Powell Special Effects
Eric Rattray Executive Producer
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Stephen Scott Art Director
Mary Selway Casting
Malcolm Stone Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Wooster Asst. Director
Janet Zucker Executive Producer

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