Rob Roy (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Liam Neeson Robert Roy MacGregor
Jessica Lange Mary MacGregor
John Hurt John Graham, Marquis of Montrose
Andrew Keir Duke of Argyll
Tim Roth Archibald Cunningham
Eric Stoltz Alan MacDonald
Brian Cox Killearn
Brian McCardie Alasdair McGregor
Gilbert Martin Will Guthrie
Vicki Masson Betty
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Action; Romance; War
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Producer Peter Broughan; Michael Caton-Jones
Writer Alan Sharp
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 2 hr 19 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
One of the most invigorating period adventures to hit the big screen in decades, this lavish, brilliantly directed film drew critical and audience raves when it was released in 1995. Inspired by historical fact and larger-than-life legend, the intelligently scripted story takes place in Scotland in 1713, when Highland farmer and clan leader Rob Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) is forced to borrow money from the duplicitous aristocrat Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to help his clan survive a harsh winter. When Montrose's vile henchman (Tim Roth) schemes to dishonor MacGregor and his wife (Jessica Lange) and take the money for himself, the rugged Highlander must take courageous action to preserve his integrity. What follows--along with some of the finest sword-fighting ever filmed--is a tale of courage and valor destined to become an enduring movie classic. Tim Roth received a well-deserved Oscar nomination (for Best Supporting Actor) for his indelible performance as the foppish but deadly villain Cunningham, and both Neeson and Lange bring an earthy, sensual quality to their passionate roles. Boasting a wealth of breathtaking scenery and high-intensity action, Rob Roy is further blessed by a splendid supporting cast (including Brian Cox and Eric Stoltz), and the lush soundtrack by Carter Burwell strikes a perfect balance of romanticism and vigorous dramatic energy. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 94
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616626097
Chapters 32
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color DTS Surround Sound Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database