Prince Valiant (1997) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
4.9/ 10 (1328 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for medieval action violence

Production Company
Babelsberg Film [de] - (collaboration)
Celtridge [gb] - (co-production)
Constantin Film Produktion [de]
Hearst Entertainment Productions [us] - (in association with)
Legacy Film Productions [gb] - (co-production)

Production Designer

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Release Date
(Germany) - 24 July 1997
(France) - 6 August 1997
(Singapore) - 11 September 1997
(Portugal) - 19 September 1997
(UK) - 19 December 1997

Running Time

He who holds the sword, rules the world.

actor-director, adventure-hero, ambush, armor, army, arson, arsonist, arthurian-legend, axe, axe-fight, barbarian, based-on-comic, based-on-comic-strip, battle, battle-axe, battlefield, beast, bow-and-arrow, camelot, castle, character-name-in-title, christian, combat, comeuppance, cult-film,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.66 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Austin, Carl (I) as [Thumper #2] <26>
  2. Callimanopulos, Peri as [Sir Galahad] <17>
  3. Campbell-Robertson, Hamish as [Sir Ector] <14>
  4. Davis, Warwick (I) as [Pechet] <8>
  5. Deadman, Adrian as [Blade] <24>
  6. Downes, Matthew as [Sir Gador] <18>
  7. Farley, Guy as [Sir Pelleas] <19>
  8. Fox, Edward (I) as [King Arthur] <4>
  9. Francis, Richard (IV) as [Thumper] <25>
  10. Galligan, Zach as [Sir Kay] <13>
  11. Garst, Brendan as [Serf Henry] <31>
  12. Gotell, Walter as [Erik the Old] <11>
  13. Hawkes, Chesney as [Stable Boy] <16>
  14. Hickox, Anthony (I) as [Prince Gawain] <12>
  15. Hocking, Eddie as [Sir Griflet] <20>
  16. Kahn, Kenny as [Jousting Referee] <32>
  17. Kessner, Ian as [Sir Giles] <21>
  18. Kier, Udo as [Sligon] <5>
  19. Kretschmann, Thomas as [Thagnar] <3>
  20. Le Hoang, Francois Patrick as [Claw] <28>
  21. Lloyd, Mal as [Sergeant Rollins] <33>
  22. McCameron, Jason as [Guard] <35>
  23. Moriarty, Danny as [Driller] <29>
  24. Morris, George (II) as [Barn Guard] <36>
  25. Moyer, Stephen (I) as [Prince Valiant] <1>
  26. O Herlihy, Gavan as [King Thane] <9>
  27. Perlman, Ron as [Boltar] <7>
  28. Pullen, Ben as [Prince Arn] <10>
  29. Remstedt, Ralph as [Thule Guard] <37>
  30. Schenkenberg, Marcus as [Tiny] <15>
  31. Thornley, Christian as [Sir Mador] <22>
  32. Von Claer, James as [Sir Tristram] <23>
  33. Wenzel, Hans Dieter as [Chromeheart] <30>
  34. Bibi, Afzala as [Friday] <42>
  35. Dogmeaz, Elli as [Tuesday] <40>
  36. Hartwig, Kirsten as [Flame] <27>
  37. Heigl, Katherine as [Princess Ilene] <2>
  38. Kidd, Jodie as (uncredited) [Lady of the Lake]
  39. Lumley, Joanna as [Morgan Le Fey] <6>
  40. Mayo-Chandler, Karen as (as Karen Mayo Chandler) [Matron] <34>
  41. Nanolina, Lana as [Monday] <39>
  42. Rhodes, Julie Anne as [Tavern Woman] <38>
  43. Wutich, Annette as [Wednesday] <41>


  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy

Full Plot

In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their spare time jousting, much to the delight of the local citizens and especially to Princess Ilene, a guest at Camelot. Watching her from afar is a young, inexperienced squire called Valiant, and when the young Welsh princess is sent home to marry Prince Arn, Valiant contrives to accompany her masquerading as Sir Gawain. Meanwhile, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fey, sister to King Arthur, has convinced the tyrannical Sligon, ruler of the Viking kingdom of Thule, that he should steal Arthur's sword, the powerful and magical Excalibur, knowing that its loss could bring about Arthur's downfall. So into the fray comes Sligon's unstable and psychotic brother Thagnar, who manages to steal the sword. Pandemonium reigns. But Valiant is having problems of his own - kidnappers attempt to steal away the Princess, and after various skirmishes, including one with a mysterious character who lives in a cave and purloins treasure, women and other things of value, Valiant manages to return the Princess to her homeland - although he also manages to have a duel with the Princess' jealous fiancé, Prince Arn. All things converge as Valiant is finally informed of his heritage by the stranger from the cave... Boltar of Thule. He informs the lad that he is Prince Valiant, rightful heir to the kingdom of Thule, and with his help, Valiant returns to the land of his birth to rightfully claim what is his. Helen Chavez Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 153,075 (Germany) (11 August 1997) AD: 127,286 (Germany) (4 August 1997) AD: 59,904 (Germany) (opening week) AD: 7,587 (Portugal) (25 September 1997) (opening week) CP: © MCMXCVII Constantin Film Produktion GmbH, Legacy Film Productions Ltd and Celtridge Ltd.

Movie Certificate

G (Philippines)
10 (Iceland)
LH (Iceland)(video rating)
12 (South Korea)
K-11 (Finland)
12 (Germany)(w)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG-13 (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Bergeaud, David


  1. Lanser, Roger (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Hemming, Lindy


Aurum Producciones [es] - (2005) (Spain) (DVD)
Cine Plus Home Entertainment [de] - (2007) (Germany) (DVD)
Constantin Film [de] - (1997) (Germany) (theatrical)
DVD Service [ru] - (2002) (Russia) (DVD)
Filmes Lusomundo [pt] - (1997) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Fox Video [us] - (1998) (USA) (VHS)
Future Film [fi] - (2008) (Finland) (DVD)
RCV Home Entertainment [nl] - (1999) (Netherlands) (VHS)
SPO [jp] - (2003) (Japan) (VHS)
VCL Communications [de] - (199?) (Germany) (VHS)
West Video [ru] - (1998) (Russia) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Berner, Alexander


  1. Ayres, David (I) (second continuity)
  2. Bacher, Gabriela (production executive)
  3. Baker, Jon (I) (armorer)
  4. Beyer, Volker (controller)
  5. Beyer, Volker (project controller)
  6. Bond, Angela (I) (assistant to producer)
  7. Bonehill, Richard (sword master)
  8. Brown, Roberta (III) (swordplay coach)
  9. Davids, Claudia (assistant production accountant)
  10. Garst, Brendan (assistant: Mr. Hickox)
  11. Lydiate, Paul Vernon (crowd coordinator)
  12. Mang, Boris (production assistant)
  13. Martin, Paul (II) (production associate)
  14. Neufahrt, Eva (accountant)
  15. Objartel, Karl (set manager)
  16. Scheiger, Gabi (production coordinator: Germany)
  17. Timmerman, Samantha (script supervisor)


Princess Ilene: I demand to see your king. Thagnar: Harem. Prince Gawain: What? You can't do that she's a princess. Princess Ilene: Who the hell is harem? [she's thrown into a room full of other woman] Woman #1: [giggles] I wonder if she's a wirgin. Princess Ilene: Of course I'm a virgin. I'm Princess Ilene of Brenwyn. Woman #2: We all had kingdoms once. Now we are all queens for a night. [Ilene looks around scared] Monday: I am Monday. Tuesday: I'm Tuesday. Wednesday: I'm Wednesday. Monday: And you're Thursday. Princess Ilene: That's today. He wouldn't dare touch a princess. [now very unsure] Would he? Prince Valiant: He told them I was valiant, and that became my name.

Other Titles

  1. Il mistero del principe Valiant (1997) (ENG)

  2. Prinz Eisenherz (1997) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Llechwedd Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
  2. Gwrych Castle, Abergele, Conwy, Wales, UK


- 'Walter Gotell' (qv)'s last film.

- The movie was re-cut by the German producers, while the director was away on Christmas vacation. They wouldn't fly him back to Germany to finish the film. Four key scenes setting up its humorous tone and all religious aspects were removed.