Rob Roy (1995)
Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend
IMDb Rating 6.8 (12,730 votes)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Liam Neeson Robert Roy MacGregor
Jessica Lange Mary MacGregor
John Hurt John Graham
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
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
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama
Movie Release Date 4/7/1995
Country   USA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
User Text 1 Violence and sexuality.
Running Time 139 mins
Color Color
Features Interactive Menus
Scene Selections
Theatrical Trailers
Language Selections
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Writer Alan Sharp; Liam Neeson
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub; Roger Deakins
User Credit 2 Sandy Powell
Producer Peter Broughan; Richard Jackson; Michael Caton-Jones
User Credit 1 Peter Honess
Musician Carter Burwell
Edition Details
Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Format DVD
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Barcode 027616626097
Chapters 32
Release Date 1/15/2002
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 136
Collection Status In Collection
Tags Torso Cut In Half, Fingering, Bastard, Sex With Servant, Rape Scene
Loan Details
Loaned To Mark and Jan
Loan Date 12/9/2008
Overdue No
Filming Locations:
Caig Falls Bridge, Loch Arkaig, Highlands, Scotland, UK (more)

The last cinema film of Andrew Keir. (more)

Revealing mistakes: As MacGregor strikes the fatal blow to Archibald a shot is shown of Archie's back. If the frame is frozen just prior to the blow, the split in his torso can be seen. (more)

Archibald Cunningham: Love is a dung hill, Betty, and I am but a cock that climbs upon it to crow. (more)

Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations (more)

Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Last Don" (1997) (mini) (more)

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