Your Highness (2011) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
5.5/ 10 (59509 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use

Production Company
Stuber Productions [us]
Universal Pictures [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - 8 April 2011
(USA) - 8 April 2011
(Ireland) - 13 April 2011
(UK) - 13 April 2011
(Lithuania) - 15 April 2011

Running Time

This spring, prepare for their excellency. Get your quest on. Best. Quest. Ever.

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Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-Series and ATZ Lenses
MET:2782 m - (Spain)
MET:2827 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Panavision - (anamorphic) (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Altaev, Nurlan as [Brothers Mein] <33>
  2. Burke, Chris (XXVI) as [Dwarf Man] <43>
  3. Byatt, Mark as (uncredited) [Skinny Prisoner]
  4. Cohen, Simon (V) as [The Barbarian] <30>
  5. Dance, Charles (I) as [King Tallious] <8>
  6. Davies, Rupert G. as (as Rupert Davis) [Second Knight] <19>
  7. Dixon, Dorian as [Troll] <37>
  8. Farnaby, Simon as [Manious the Bold] <10>
  9. Franco, James as [Fabious] <2>
  10. Fricker, John as [Marteetee] <18>
  11. Garrick, David (II) as [Daronius the Swift] <34>
  12. Hardiker, Rasmus as [Courtney] <3>
  13. Hogg, B.J. as [Royal Advisor] <12>
  14. Holden, Phil (I) as [Dwarf Executioner] <42>
  15. Hughes, Graham (II) as [Dwarf King] <31>
  16. Huntley, Noah as [Head Knight] <22>
  17. Jones, Toby (I) as [Julie] <5>
  18. Kunguzhinov, Zhaidarbek as [Brothers Mein] <32>
  19. Lewis, Damian (I) as [Boremont] <9>
  20. Loveridge, Stuart as [Skinny Prisoner] <17>
  21. McBride, Danny (IV) as [Thadeous] <1>
  22. Oparei, Deobia as [Thundarian] <11>
  23. Rhind-Tutt, Julian as [Warlock] <20>
  24. Shah, Kiran as [Tiniest One] <29>
  25. Shaughnessy, Charles as [Narrator/Soul of the Maze] <51>
  26. Steele, Brian (I) as [Minotaur] <40>
  27. Theroux, Justin as [Leezar] <6>
  28. Thompson, Darren (IV) as [Troll] <38>
  29. Thompson, David (XLVIII) as [Troll] <39>
  30. Torres Jr., Mario as (as Mario Torres) [Great Wize Wizard] <21>
  31. Willbond, Ben as [Ranger] <41>
  32. Winter, Tobias as [Timotay Dungeon Master] <45>
  33. Wright, Ben (XIV) as [Dastardly] <23>
  34. Anderson, Amber (III) as [Maiden] <16>
  35. Barry, Anna as [Mother] <15>
  36. Bates, Brigid Erin as [Hooded Witch] <26>
  37. Burke, Sinead as [Dwarf Woman] <44>
  38. Deschanel, Zooey as [Belladonna] <7>
  39. Doran, Eilish as [Hooded Witch] <27>
  40. Gibbs, Matyelok as [Mother] <13>
  41. Grace-Cassidy, Caroline as [Handmaiden] <35>
  42. Greig, Rene as [Hooded Witch] <28>
  43. Grove, Amii as [Forest Woman] <48>
  44. Kelly, Susie (II) as [Hooded Witch] <24>
  45. Liberachi, Elle as [Bridesmaid] <36>
  46. Pleasence, Angela as [Mother] <14>
  47. Portman, Natalie as [Isabel] <4>
  48. Sugden, Rhian as [Forest Woman] <47>
  49. Tomelty, Roma as [Hooded Witch] <25>
  50. Tyler, Paige as [Pale Skinned Beauty] <46>
  51. Welch, Madison as [Forest Woman] <49>
  52. Wyrwal, Eva as (as Iga Wyrwal) [Regina] <50>


  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy

Full Plot

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages. Universal Pictures Constantly overshadowed by the chivalrous actions of his brother Prince Fabious (James Franco), disgruntled scoundrel Thadeous (Danny McBride) vents his frustrations by blundering simple assignments, indulging in too many spirits, and berating his aide Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker). But when Fabious' new bride Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) is kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Leezar (Justin Theroux), Thadeous is forced to tag along on his very first quest. Encountering wise wizards, ruthless jungle savages, and the fiercely driven warrior girl Isabel (Natalie Portman), Thadeous must learn to play the role of a valiant knight - and when Fabious is captured by Leezar, the bumbling prince might just become a hero. The Massie Twins Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 4,613 (Spain) BT: USD 49,900,000 GR: USD 21,596,445 (USA) (19 May 2011) GR: USD 21,557,240 (USA) (15 May 2011) GR: USD 21,422,345 (USA) (8 May 2011) GR: USD 21,102,070 (USA) (1 May 2011) GR: USD 19,764,545 (USA) (24 April 2011) GR: USD 16,077,475 (USA) (17 April 2011) GR: USD 9,360,020 (USA) (10 April 2011) GR: USD 24,856,478 (Worldwide) (19 May 2011) GR: EUR 30,246 (Spain) OW: USD 9,360,020 (USA) (10 April 2011) (2,769 screens) SD: 12 July 2009 - 11 October 2009 WG: USD 95,460 (USA) (15 May 2011) (148 screens) WG: USD 179,575 (USA) (8 May 2011) (164 screens) WG: USD 629,125 (USA) (1 May 2011) (402 screens) WG: USD 1,706,590 (USA) (24 April 2011) (1,610 screens) WG: USD 4,019,710 (USA) (17 April 2011) (2,772 screens) WG: USD 9,360,020 (USA) (10 April 2011) (2,769 screens)

Movie Certificate

R (USA)(certificate #46040)
18 (Malaysia)
15 (UK)
16 (Ireland)
MA (Australia)
M/16 (Portugal)
M18 (Singapore)
13+ (Canada)(Quebec) (theatrical rating)
18 (South Korea)
16 (Netherlands)
16 (Germany)
U (France)
B15 (Mexico)
K-13 (Finland)
16 (Argentina)
12 (Spain)

Music Composers

  1. Jablonsky, Steve


  1. Orr, Tim (II) (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Webb-Crozier, Hazel


Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2012) (Argentina) (DVD)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2012) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Entertainment One [gb] - (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
Film1 [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Forum Cinemas [lt] - (2011) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
Geneon Universal Entertainment [jp] - (2012) (Japan) (DVD)
Home Box Office (HBO) [us] - (2012) (USA) (TV)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2012) (Argentina) (all media)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (2011) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [be] - (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [es] - (2011) (Spain) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [fr] - (2011) (France) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures [us] - (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Waylen Group [ca] - (2011) (Taiwan) (video)
Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais [pt] - (2011) (Portugal) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Alpert, Craig


  1. Adler, Inessa (translator: Russian)
  2. Ainslie, Betty (assistant accountant)
  3. Bailey, Sean (II) (health and safety officer)
  4. Bamford, Andrea (II) (assistant script supervisor)
  5. Baroudi, Rajia (additional voice)
  6. Batley, Karen (asset representative)
  7. Bennett, Monty (assistant to producer) (uncredited)
  8. Blacker, Ruth (II) (production assistant: dailies) (uncredited)
  9. Boake, Robert (assistant location manager) (as Robbie Boake)
  10. Bowen, Ashley (assistant: Mr. Davis)
  11. Boyd, Alex (VI) (assistant: Mr. Huffam)
  12. Brady, Kieran (paramedic: second unit)
  13. Brychta, Edita (additional voice)
  14. Burns, Michelle (travel production assistant)
  15. Byrne, Lisa (II) (location coordinator)
  16. Caldwell, Jon (location assistant)
  17. Caldwell, Jonathan (I) (location assistant)
  18. Caldwell, Jonathan (I) (location assistant) (uncredited)
  19. Cameron, Morag (script supervisor)
  20. Campbell, Jordan (II) (key office production assistant)
  21. Colton, Ciaran (stand-in)
  22. Costenbarder, Lynne (assistant choreographer)
  23. Cowgill, David (additional voice)
  24. Creen, Shannon (assistant: Mr. Stuber)
  25. Crothers, Phil (location scout) (uncredited)
  26. Dale, Alan (I) (additional voice)
  27. Devlin, Mark (I) (production coordinator: second unit)
  28. Dewey, Beth (II) (main title producer)
  29. Dickson, Neil (I) (additional voice)
  30. Downes, Robin Atkin (additional voice)
  31. Dunne, Tommy (armourer)
  32. Ferguson, Stuart (II) (construction medic)
  33. Ferguson, Tracy (III) (health and safety officer)
  34. Ferguson, Tracy (III) (unit nurse)
  35. Foster Found, Lucia (aerial operations coordinator) (uncredited)
  36. Fradley, Jeff (production consultant)
  37. Gallindo, Miguel Callerjon (groom)
  38. George, Paul (VIII) (key set production assistant)
  39. Gibbons, Conor (assistant armourer) (uncredited)
  40. Gibson, Katie (II) (assistant: Ms. Portman)
  41. Gilbey, Jackie (assistant accountant)
  42. Gilpin, Jean (additional voice)
  43. Glenholmes, Dee (location unit manager: second unit)
  44. Gunn, Brendan (I) (dialogue coach)
  45. Hajicosta, Jim (post-production accountant)
  46. Hamill, Zara (key office production assistant)
  47. Hanson, Clair (accounts assistant)
  48. Hennigan, Andy (financial controller)
  49. Hopps, Stuart (choreographer)
  50. Horton, Sammy (payroll accountant)
  51. Jakovlena, Julia (translator: Russian)
  52. James, Brandon E.E. (assistant: Mr. McBride) (as Brandon James)
  53. Joo, David (assistant: Mr. Mone)
  54. Kaminska, Aleksandra (I) (accounts assistant) (as Aleksandra Kaminska0Omozik)
  55. Keil, Barry (assistant location manager)
  56. Kennedy, Rachel (III) (unit publicist)
  57. Lavin, Peter (additional voice)
  58. Manger, Chris (assistant horse master)
  59. Marshall, Lynda (script supervisor: second unit)
  60. Maxwell, Barry (II) (studio maintenance)
  61. Maxwell, Patrick (III) (production trainee: second unit) (uncredited)
  62. McConnell, Stephen (I) (accounts assistant)
  63. McCullough, Anthony (paramedic: second unit)
  64. McCutcheon, Lucy (key office production assistant)
  65. McKenna-Wilkinson, Caitlin (additional voice) (as Caitlin McKenna)
  66. McLaughlin, Hugh (II) (assistant to choreographer)
  67. McLoughlin, Maeve (cast trainer)
  68. McMillan, Thomas (II) (assistant: Mr. Green)
  69. McNeill, Emma (extras assistant) (uncredited)
  70. McTavish, Graham (additional voice)
  71. Meldman, Will (production assistant)
  72. Mercer, Clara (extras coordinator)
  73. Mooney, Cathy (shipping coordinator)
  74. Murray, Darren (stand-in)
  75. Myers, Chris (II) (assistant location manager)
  76. Nash, Danny (V) (production assistant)
  77. Nesbitt, Nicholas David (assistant: Mr. Stuber) (as Nicholas Nesbitt)
  78. Newman, Paula J. (additional voice) (as Paula Jane Newman)
  79. North, Stephen (I) (safety coordinator: second unit) (as Steve North)
  80. Ortiz, Hernan (horse master)
  81. Perez Gelbman, Monica (post-production accountant)
  82. Perez, Alvaro (III) (translator: Spanish)
  83. Pierce, Felicity (local horse liaison)
  84. Pinos, Jaume Castan (translator: Spanisg)
  85. Proctor, Phil (additional voice)
  86. Quigley, Stacey (accommodation production assistant)
  87. Quirk, Moira (additional voice)
  88. Renaday, Peter (additional voice) (as Peter Renady)
  89. Revill, Clive (additional voice)
  90. Richardson, Darren (additional voice)
  91. Richardson, Frances (I) (first assistant accountant)
  92. Ross, Neil (I) (additional voice)
  93. Ruby, Tanya (assistant accountant)
  94. Schultz, Dwight (additional voice)
  95. Shahmir, Darius (epk)
  96. Shearman, Alan (additional voice)
  97. Stephens, Andy (IV) (aerial operations manager) (uncredited)
  98. Stone, Julian (I) (additional voice)
  99. Sweeney, Pepper (additional voice)
  100. Thompson, Aisling (health and safety officer)
  101. Whitson, Amy (stand-in)
  102. Wilcock, David (II) (assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  103. Williams, Lynne (V) (etiquette coach)
  104. Wilson, Andrew (X) (location manager)
  105. Wilson, Richard (XXXVII) (key set production assistant)
  106. Wolff, Marc (helicopter pilot: second unit)


[from trailer] Thadeous: I shouldn't even be here! I will probably die on this quest, Courtney definitely will! [from trailer] [Fabious is bitten by a snake in the thigh ] Courtney: SHIT! Fabious: You have to suck out the venom! Thadeous: I don't want to suck it, you suck it! Fabious: I can't suck my own venom! Thadeous: Yes you can! I'll help you! [pushes Fabious's head down] Thadeous: Suck it! Suck your venom! Fabious: I can't reach it with my mouth! Thadeous: Courtney, suck the venom! Courtney: But I've never... Thadeous: [pushes Courtney's head down] SUCK IT! [from trailer] Isabel: Thaddeus, I have not been able to stop thinking of you. Thadeous: [pot in his hand] What a coincidence. I was just about to finish thinking of you. [from trailer] [the brothers get high] Fabious: [holding his head] Thadeous, are you seeing what I'm seeing? Thadeous: [calmly] You making a fool of yourself. Handle your shit, Fabious, please. [from trailer] Thadeous: This quest sucks! [from trailer] Belladonna: How are you going to make me love you? Leezar: If your vagina is anything like my hand, there will be no problem. [from trailer] Thadeous: What the fuck? Leezar: I'm here to steal a beautiful virgin that looks just. Like. Her. Fabious: And how do you plan to do that? Leezar: Magic. [cracks neck] Motherfucker. Thadeous: Courtney, will you make funny faces to entertain me? [Courtney makes a variety of weird faces which causes Thadeous to clap with glee, until he gives a smile in the shape of a triangle] Thadeous: No! Never triangle-face! I *hate* triangle face! It scares me! Courtney: It's my birthday today, you know. Thadeous: Fuck that. Belladonna: Why would anyone want to be with you? Leezar: I'm not sure really... oh yeah, perhaps because I'm rich, I live in a castle and I can do magic. Fabious: Maybe they're right, everything they say about you. Thadeous: They only say that stuff because of you, because you go out and have to pretend to be the best, and they look at me like I'm some sort of idiot. Everyone in the kingdom wants to suck your dick, no one wants to suck mine! Thadeous: Not so fast, trickster. Isabel: Hello, Thadeous. Thadeous: The time for pleasantries is through; do you feel that tiny prick in your back? Isabel: Is that your cock? Thadeous: Ha! It is a knife but I'll gladly penetrate you with it. Fabious: What's your problem? Why are you being such a sourpuss? Thadeous: I'm not being a sourpuss! I just didn't want to be at that celebration Fabious: All I want is for you to be a part of this moment. I want you to be gay with me and father. Thadeous: I don't want to be gay with you two! Fabious: [catching Thadeous watching Isabel as she gets undressed to bathe in the pond] What right have you to spy on a bathing woman from these shrubs? Thadeous: I'm simply keeping an eye on her. She is not like one of our dim witted chamber maids that let me take from behind. This woman has be vexed. What exactly would it take for one to tame such an adventurous slut? Fabious: Well, I imagine she'd want a man to be honorable, bold, brave. Know his way round a blade. [Isabel looks over her shoulder straight towards them] Thadeous: Oh, God! She's looking at us! Remain perfectly still. [they freeze in their positions and Isabel ignores them and dives into the pond] Thadeous: [while moving Stephen off the bed] Stephen, I'm going to put you in the corner *now* while I strum my filthies. Isabel: That feeling is all too familiar. It's been burning in my beaver since the day I lost my brothers. Isabel: It is my legacy to stop anyone who wants to fuck to make dragons. Thadeous: My path has been unstable, but my conviction is born to damn the fuckers who doubted me. To lessen the assholes who tested me. To right what is wrong, to restore faith that has long been lost, and to rise to great heights even beyond my own legend as a Great Cocksmith, Master Pintsman, and stunningly handsome Prince of Light in these dark Dark Ages! Leezar: The fuckening has begun! Great Wize Wizard: This cricket compass will catch the light and point the way to the labyrinths location. Be warned: they say the walls of this maze drive men to madness. But if you can find your way, the blade will be yours. Fabious: Thank you, Wize Wizard. Great Wize Wizard: Not so fast. First you must answer a riddle. What journey be long and twisted and sensitive at hand? To what end must man go to discover the depths of his ecstasy? Think hard strong warriors. Fabious: Fuck! I know this! Fabious: I got it! You want us to twist, what is long, with our sensitive hands? Thadeous: He wants us to jerk him off! Great Wize Wizard: Just touch the tip and twist it. Thadeous: We are not going to do that. Fabious: If it's for the quest, we will do what needs to be done. Thadeous: Yuck!

Other Titles

  1. Sua Maestà (2011) (ENG)
    (Italy) (imdb display title)

  2. Your Highness - Schwerter, Joints und scharfe Bräute (2011) (ENG)
    (Germany) (DVD title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Ballygalley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
  2. Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
  3. Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
  4. Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
  5. Harland and Wolff Paint Hall, Titanic-Quarter, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK


- Although the film was written by writer 'Ben Best' (qv) and actor 'Danny McBride (IV)' (qv), the dialogue is heavily improvised. Director 'David Gordon Green' (qv) said there was never a script used on-set. Only the plot outline and written notes were used.

- For the green band (appropriate audiences) trailer a shot of 'Natalie Portman' (qv)'s back (that was also used unaltered in the red band trailer) was digitally altered to turn a thong into a more substantial and less revealing garment.

- 'James Franco' (qv) plays 'Danny McBride (IV)' (qv)'s older brother in this movie. In real life, Franco is younger.

- During filming, 'James Franco' (qv) flew back and forth between New York and Belfast because he was attending full-time classes in university.

- 'James Franco' (qv) took sword training for nine months before and during filming.

- The premise for the movie evolved from a frivolous game friends 'David Gordon Green' (qv) and 'Danny McBride (IV)' (qv) used to play to while away on film sets. Each would take turns in suggesting a title for a film and the other would try to concoct a viable storyline. When the title "Your Highness" was put forward, the premise was,