Director: Mel Gibson | Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 1995 | Runtime: 178 min
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Stars of this Movie
Young William : What are they doin'?
Argyle Wallace : Saying goodbye in their own way. Playing outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes.
Robert's Father : At last, you know what it means to hate. Now you're ready to be a king.
Robert the Bruce : My hate will die with you.
Princess Isabelle : The king desires peace.
William Wallace : Longshanks desires peace?
Princess Isabelle : He declares it to me, I swear it. He proposes that you withdraw your attack. In return he grants you title, estates, and this chest of gold which I am to pay to you personally.
William Wallace : A lordship and titles. Gold. That I should become Judas?
Princess Isabelle : Peace is made in such ways.
William Wallace : Slaves are made in such ways. The last time Longshanks spoke of peace I was a boy. And many Scottish nobles, who would not be slaves, were lured by him under a flag of truce to a barn, where he had them hanged. I was very young, but I remember Longshanks' notion of peace.
Robert the Bruce : Lands, titles, men, power, nothing.
Robert's Father : Nothing?
Robert the Bruce : I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.
Robert's Father : All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce : I don't wanna lose heart. I wanna believe as he does.
Hamish: Personal escort of the princess.
William Wallace: Aye.
Hamish: Musta made an impression.
William Wallace: Aye.
Hamish: I didn't think you were in the tent that long.
Malcolm Wallace: It's our wits that make us men.
Malcolm Wallace: Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.
Royal Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word.
William Wallace: [shouts loud and long] Freedom!
William Wallace: We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.