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Dragonheart [1996]

Director:Rob Cohen
Writer:Charles Edward Pogue
Composer:Randy Edelman
Length:103 minutes
(1 hour 43 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:50%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Prince Einen is impaled through the heart and his only hope is to receive half a heart from a nearby dragon. When Einen turns corrupt and vicious, his old teacher, Bowen, swears revenge on the dragon who shared his heart with the boy.

Reaction: Not a tremendously deep story but it has some good action and the special effects are top notch.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Rob Cohen => Director
Charles Edward Pogue => Writer
Randy Edelman => Composer
Brian Thompson => Brok
David Thewlis => King Einon
Dennis Quaid => Bowen
Dina Meyer => Kara
Jason Isaacs => Lord Felton
John Gielgud => King Arthur (voice) (uncredited)
Julie Christie => Queen Aislinn
Lee Oakes => Young Einon
Pete Postlethwaite => Gilbert of Glockenspur
Peter Hric => King Freyne
Sandra Kovacicova => Young Kara
Sean Connery => Draco (voice)
Terry O'Neill => Redbeard

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • More than 200 photos were taken of Sean Connery with a variety of facial expressions, and along with footage of his voice recording, were used to make the dragon bear a stronger resemblance to him.
  • The five dragonslayers' names are Uhlric, Cavan, Ivor, Tavis, and Trahern, according to the novelization of the film by Charles Edward Pogue. Also, despite playing a pretty important role in the story, none of the dragonslayers or the actors that played them are listed in the credits.
  • Excerpts from the music score have been used in dozens of movie trailers and even for a special projection at the 1997 Oscars. The main theme was also used as interstitial/credits music during the U.S. telecast of the 2004 Olympics.