First Knight (1995) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.7/ 10 (35980 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for some brutal medieval battles

Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corporation [us]
First Knight Productions

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - 7 July 1995
(UK) - 7 July 1995
(USA) - 7 July 1995
(Australia) - 13 July 1995
(Sweden) - 21 July 1995

Running Time

Their greatest battle would be for her love.

adultery, adventure-hero, age-difference, ambush, armor, arson, arthurian-legend, barbarian, battle, battle-axe, battlefield, box-office-flop, camelot, cave, combat, cremation, crossbow, death-of-hero, disarming-someone, ends-with-funeral, excalibur, fictional-war, flaming-arrow, flashback, funeral,

Technical Support
CAM:Arriflex 535, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:3584 m
MET:3666 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman EXR 500T 5298)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Bennett, Sacha as (uncredited) [Unidentified Role]
  2. Bentall, Paul as [Jacob] <22>
  3. Blakey, John as [Sir Tor] <16>
  4. Blowers, Sean as [Sir Carados] <18>
  5. Brydon, Rob as (uncredited) [Man in Crowd]
  6. Bunce, Stuart as [Peter, King's Stableman] <11>
  7. Cake, Jonathan as [Sir Gareth] <21>
  8. Christian, Wolf as [Marauder] <29>
  9. Claxton, Richard as [Child] <35>
  10. Connery, Sean as [King Arthur] <1>
  11. Cross, Ben (I) as [Prince Malagant] <4>
  12. Cunningham, Liam (I) as [Agravaine] <5>
  13. Davin, Robert Gwyn as [Sir Gawaine] <17>
  14. Dench, Jeffery as [Elder] <26>
  15. Denisof, Alexis as [Sir Gaheris] <19>
  16. Fielder, Harry as (uncredited) [Bearded Villager]
  17. Gere, Richard as [Lancelot] <2>
  18. Gielgud, John as [Oswald] <10>
  19. Hill, Bernard (I) as (uncredited) [A Knight of King Arthur]
  20. Hodgson, Michael (I) as [Young Man in Crowd] <37>
  21. Ineson, Ralph as [Ralf] <9>
  22. Jaynes, Jonathan as [Guard] <31>
  23. Kynman, Paul as [Mark] <14>
  24. Lewis, Oliver (I) as [Marauder] <28>
  25. Lucy, Tom as [Sir Sagramore] <15>
  26. McCormack, Colin (I) as [Sir Mador] <8>
  27. Miller, Jonty as [Gauntlet Man] <23>
  28. Munt, Royston as (uncredited) [Horse Stunts]
  29. Naprous, Daniel as [Sir Amant] <20>
  30. Newton Davies, Andrew as (uncredited) [Funeral Flaming Arrow Archer]
  31. Pelka, Valentine as [Sir Patrise] <7>
  32. Phillips, Neville as [Elder] <27>
  33. Pykett, Derek as (uncredited) [Soldier]
  34. Ryan, Mark (I) as [Challenger] <25>
  35. Rycyk, Tony as (uncredited) [Action Knight in Opening Sequence]
  36. Stone, Eric (I) as [Guard] <32>
  37. Todd, Ryan (I) as [Young Lancelot] <33>
  38. Villiers, Christopher as [Sir Kay] <6>
  39. Woodington, Albie as [Scout] <34>
  40. Wright, Angus (I) as [Marauder] <30>
  41. Zucker, Bob as [Little Boy with Birds] <41>
  42. Zucker, Burton as (as Burt Zucker) [Bread Vendor] <43>
  43. Breslau, Susan as [Wedding Guest] <39>
  44. Coffey, Jean Marie as [Petronella] <13>
  45. Corbett, Susannah as [Young Woman in Crowd] <38>
  46. Keegan, Rose as [Mark's Wife] <24>
  47. Maier, Leslie as (uncredited) [Wedding Guest #2]
  48. Miles, Dido as [Grateful Woman] <36>
  49. Ormond, Julia as [Guinevere] <3>
  50. Robbins, Jane as [Elise] <12>
  51. Zucker, Charlotte as [Bread Vendor] <42>
  52. Zucker, Kate as [Flower Girl] <40>


  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Romance

Full Plot

Lancelot lives by the sword. In fact, they're next door neighbours, so teaming up to fight for money comes pretty naturally. Lady Guinevere, on her way to marry King Arthur is ambushed by the evil Sir Malagant. Fortunately Lancelot is lurking nearby and he rescues his future queen. They fall in love, but Guinevere still fancies the idea of wearing a crown, so she honours her promise to Arthur. Can Lady Guinevere remain faithful, or will this Pretty Woman become a lady of the knight? Tim McSmythurs A rebel knight from King Arthur's round table seeks to expand his empire by force, and terrorises the subjects of Guinevere, who has received an offer of marriage from Arthur. On the way to visit Arthur she has a chance meeing with the free-spirited and bohemian Lancelot, to whom she finds herself attracted. Murray Chapman Merlin, Excalibur and all things supernatural are out of this picture, as King Arthur, aged and war-weary is forced to go to battle one last time against the traitor Prince Malagant, whilst in the meantime his new bride Guinevere and new knight Sir Lancelot betray the king in their own way. James Hastie Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,482,049 (France) (3 October 1995) AD: 1,607,297 (France) BT: USD 55,000,000 GR: USD 37,600,435 (USA) GR: USD 7,031,000 (Italy) OW: USD 10,900,000 (USA) SD: 25 July 1994 - 23 October 1994

Movie Certificate

12 (Iceland)
12 (Netherlands)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #33590)
PG (Canada)(Ontario)
12 (South Korea)(DVD rating)
15 (South Korea)
PG-13 (Philippines)
Unrated (France)
Atp (Argentina)
M (Australia)
K-14 (Finland)
12 (Germany)(w)
15 (Norway)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG (Singapore)
T (Spain)
15 (Sweden)

Music Composers

  1. Goldsmith, Jerry


  1. Greenberg, Adam (I)

Dress Designers

  1. Cecchi, Nanà


American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (1998) (USA) (TV)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (1995) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Film [de] - (1995) (Germany) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films AB [se] - (1995) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [fr] - (1995) (France) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [nl] - (1995) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de Argentina [ar] - (1995) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de España [es] - (1995) (Spain) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Home Video [us] - (USA) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar [us] - (video)
Egmont Entertainment [fi] - (1995) (Finland) (VHS)
Egmont Entertainment [fi] - (1998) (Finland) (DVD)
Egmont Film [se] - (1996) (Sweden) (VHS)
Egmont Film [se] - (1998) (Sweden) (DVD)
Finnkino [fi] - (1995) (Finland) (theatrical)
LK-TEL Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
LK-TEL [ar] - (Argentina) (video)
Nelonen [fi] - (1999) (2000) (2004) (2006) (Finland) (TV)
Prooptiki [gr] - (1995) (Greece) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (2005) (Finland) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2004) (Sweden) (DVD)
Videosonic Arts [gr] - (1996) (Greece) (VHS)
Yleisradio (YLE) [fi] - (2002) (Finland) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Murch, Walter


  1. Allen, Angela (I) (script supervisor)
  2. Anderson, Bob (III) (sword master)
  3. Bodycomb, Charles (armorer) (uncredited)
  4. Clayton, Aron (location assistant) (uncredited)
  5. d'Arcy, Susan (unit publicist)
  6. Darby, Bill (location manager: Wales) (uncredited)
  7. Darby, Teresa (location manager: second unit, Wales) (uncredited)
  8. Dent, Steve (I) (horse master)
  9. Downes, Simon (floor runner)
  10. Edwards, Laurence (trainee crane technician) (uncredited)
  11. Ivie, Mark (assistant swordmaster: Los Angeles) (uncredited)
  12. James, Allan (I) (location manager: Wales)
  13. Jenkins, Marianne (assistant production coordinator) (uncredited)
  14. Lanning, Abbe (stand-in: Julia Ormond) (uncredited)
  15. Lanphier Jr., David (production assistant) (uncredited)
  16. Randall, June (script supervisor)
  17. Ryan, Mark (I) (assistant sword master)
  18. Sax, Caroline (script supervisor: second unit)
  19. Warren, Chris (III) (video coordinator) (uncredited)
  20. Weaver, Pam (animal handler) (uncredited)


Arthur: God uses people like you, Lancelot. Because your heart is open. You hold nothing back. You give all of yourself. Lancelot: If you knew me better, you would not say such things. Arthur: Oh, hey, I take the good with the bad, together. I can't love people in slices. King Arthur: For the first in my life, I wanted what all wise man say can't last; what can't be promised or made to linger any more than sunlight. I don't want to die without having felt its warmth on my face. Lancelot: You must not care whether you live or die. Lancelot: Do you know how to win a sword fight? John: How? Lancelot: Be the only one with a sword! Arthur: Lancelot, just a thought. A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life? I may be wrong. Lancelot: I dare not kiss so lovely a lady. I have but one heart to lose. Malagant: What I offer you is freedom; freedom from Arthur's tyrannical dream; fredom from Arthur's tyrannical law; freedom from Arthur's tyrannical God. Guinevere: If there is any honor in you, promise me never to do that again. Lancelot: I don't know about honor. But I promise you, I won't kiss you again till you ask me to. Arthur: You risked your life for another. There is no greater love. Malagant: Self-sacrifice is very easy. It's having to sacrifice someone you love that puts your convictions to the test. King Arthur: Only a fool wants what he can not have. King Arthur: There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free. King Arthur: May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure. King Arthur: This is the heart of Camelot, not these stones, not these timbers, these palaces and towers. Burn them all and Camelot lives on, because it lives in us. Camelot is a belief that we hold in our hearts. King Arthur: What we hold to be right, and good, and true IS right and good and true for all men. Otherwise we're just another robber tribe. Guinevere: I want to marry you. Not your crown, not your army. Just you. Arthur: How have I failed you? King Arthur: There's a peace only to be found on the other side of war. If that war should come I will fight it! Lancelot: I've never believed in anything before. But I do believe in Camelot, and I would serve it best by leaving. King Arthur: I trusted you, loved you, and you betrayed me! Lancelot: I never meant to hurt you, my lord. King Arthur: You leave me nothing! Nothing! King Arthur: I have no pride left in me. What I do, now I do for my people and for Camelot. And may they forgive me. This is my last act as your king. Do not be afraid. All things change. I am Arthur of Camelot, and I command you now... all... To fight! Fight like you've never fought before! Never surrender! Never Surrender! Fight as you never... [Arthur is shot by several crossbow bolts] King Arthur: Camelot lives! Arthur: [to Lancelot after being betrayed] The law will judge you! Guinevere: Love has many faces. I may look on you differently, but not with less love. Guinevere: I only know one way to love my lord, and that is body and mind and soul.

Other Titles

  1. Der erste Ritter (1995) (ENG)

  2. Der erste Ritter (1995) (ENG)

  3. Il primo cavaliere (1995) (ENG)

  4. Erste Ritter, Der (1995) (GER)

  5. Primo cavaliere, Il (1995) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Ashridge Park, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (village)
  2. Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  3. Black Park Country Park, Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (forest)
  4. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  5. Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (forest)
  6. Devil's Highway Roman Road, Stratfield Saye, Hampshire, England, UK - (battle)
  7. Durango, Mexico
  8. Gloddfa Ganol, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  9. Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  10. Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  11. Ivinghoe Beacon, The Ridgeway, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  12. Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  13. Llanfair Slate Mine, Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  14. London, England, UK
  15. Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  16. Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  17. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (studio)
  18. Rasslers Wood, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  19. St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (interiors: wedding)
  20. St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  21. Stratfield Saye House, Stratfield Saye, Hampshire, England, UK
  22. Stratfield Saye, Hampshire, England, UK
  23. Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, Wales, UK - (exteriors: island of Camelot)
  24. Tring, Hertfordshire, England, UK


- 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv) was attached to this project at one stage.

- In a making-of feature, when 'Richard Gere' (qv) prepares to rescue Guinevere for the first time, Gere stated that this would be his last action role.

- Former James Bond director 'Terence Young' (qv) was supposed to direct, but he died during early pre-production. It would have reunited him and James Bond actor 'Sean Connery' (qv) after 30 years. Their last movie together was _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv).

- 'Julia Ormond' (qv) was paid $350,000 for the film. Her two male co-stars' combined fee was $14 million.

- 'Julia Ormond' (qv) had to miss a few days of filming due to a severe ear infection that required hospitalization.

- 'Julia Ormond' (qv) initially turned the part of Guinevere down, not finding her independent enough for her liking.

- Production designer 'John Box' (qv) was fired; his sets were deemed too expensive.

- During filming, 'Richard Gere' (qv) and then-wife 'Cindy Crawford (I)' (qv) took out an ad in the London Times addressing rumors about their marriage. A week after filming was completed, the couple announced that their marriage was over.

- According to letters and interviews