First Knight (1995)
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Their greatest battle would be for her love.
|Their greatest battle would be for her love. Richard gere, sean connery and julia ormond play the legendary roles of sir lancelot, king arthur and queen guinevere in the re-telling of the story of camelot. The glory and romance of king arthur's legend and the undying passions that camelot live forever.|
"...a medieval festival for the eye and ear... Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"A handsome, entertaining twist on the King Arthur legend. Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A magnificent epic full of spectacular battles, blazing passion and gran performances. Jeanne Wolf, Jeanne Wolf's Hollywood
"...all the elements of a crowd-pleaser. Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
Editor's NoteLancelot (Richard Gere) is a rogue with no ties, no enemies, and no fear- until he meets Lady Guinevere of Leonesse (Julia Ormond). She has promised to marry King Arthur (Sean Connery), not only because his armies can protect her country, but because she truly loves him. But her chance encounter with Lancelot as she prepared to enter Camelot stirs conflicting and powerful emotions within her. Arthur welcomes both into his city with open heart, little foreseeing how his great capacity for love and trust opens the doors for his own betrayal.
Cast & Crew
|Jerry Zucker - Director|
|Adam Greenberg - Director of Photography|
|Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score|
|Hunt Lowry - Producer|
|Jerry Zucker - Producer|
|William Nicholson - Writer|
|David Hoselton - Writer|
|Lorne Cameron - Writer|
Plot SummaryOn the way to meet King Arthur, her future husband and ally, Lady Guenevere and her retinue are attacked by Arthur's mortal enemy, the malicious Malagant. Prince Malagant wants possession of Guinevere's land, which lies between Arthur's kingdom and his own. However, the daring Lancelot intercedes and foils the attack. In return, this roaming-sword-for-hire asks for a kiss from the lovely Lady -- a request that Guinevere coldly refuses.| They meet again when Lancelot turns up at one of Camelot's public tournaments, and proves to Arthur that he deserves to become the King's first knight. So when Malagant strikes again, kidnapping Queen Guinevere, Lancelot once more serves as her rescuer. But now, Guinevere's reaction is no longer chilly -- and the two proceed to fall in love, betraying Arthur's trust and friendship.