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1995 movie that recounts the story of William Wallace

Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by Mel Gibson, who stars as William Wallace, a late 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The film also stars Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack. The story is inspired by Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace.

Cast and Crew

Mel GibsonWilliam Wallace
Patrick McGoohanKing Edward I, Longshanks
Mel Gibsondirector

Video Products

Braveheart [Blu-ray], 1 Sep 2009
Braveheart (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition), 18 Dec 2007
Braveheart Widescreen Collection, 8 Jan 2002


The Critical Dilemma Facing Pro-War Libertarians, by Jacob G. Hornberger, 14 Feb 2007
Discusses the contradictions faced by U.S. libertarians and conservatives who endorsed or encouraged imperial and interventionist foreign policies following the attacks of 11 Sep 2001
Even if there is freedom of religion, ... of the press, ... of assembly, the freedom to vote, and even ... to own guns, all such freedoms are meaningless if the government has the power to arrest, torture, and execute anyone it wants. Recall the movie Braveheart, which depicted the period in English history when the English king and his minions possessed and exercised the right to rape a newlywed bride on her wedding night. Can anyone imagine the woman's husband exclaiming, as his wife was carted away, "At least we can peacefully protest the king's actions without being thrown into jail"?
Freedom's Flicks: The 20 best libertarian movies of all time, Libertarian Party News, Nov 1999
Reports on The Orange County Register editors' choices for "20 Best Libertarian Movies of All Time"; includes short descriptions for each movie as well as "best libertarian moments" for the top ten
3. Braveheart (1995). Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, who leads the Scots in their fight against British tyranny. Best libertarian moment: As his torturer begins the fatal evisceration, Wallace shouts out one last word before he dies: "Freeeeeedommmmm!"

Cartoons and Comic Strips

Aargh! Blast this stupid game!, by Parker and Hart, The Wizard of Id, 16 Jul 2009


Braveheart - Trailer, 18 May 1995
Includes AFI-nominated quote: "They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
Related Topic: Scotland

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Braveheart" as of 8 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.