Dragonheart is a 1996 British-American fantasy action-adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. The film received mixed reviews but was a box office success.
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Dragonheart is a 1996 British-American fantasy action-adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and various other awards in 1996 and 1997. The film received mixed reviews but was a box office success. It is dedicated in memory of Steve Price and Irwin Cohen, who both died in 1998. The movie is about a knight of ‘The Old Code’ named Bowen. He mentors a Saxon prince named Einon in his ideals in the hopes that he will be a better king than his tyrannical father, King Freyne. While suppressing a peasant rebellion, the king is killed and Kara, a young peasant girl, accidentally causes E inon a mortal wound to his heart. The dragon replaces the boy’s wounded heart with half his own on the promise that Ein on will rule with justice and virtue. However, he proves even more oppressive than his father by enslaving the former rebels that killed his father and forcing them to rebuild a Roman castle. Bowen swears vengeance on all dragons by hunting them down. Twelve years later, an adult EinOn has rebuilt his castle. Kara asks Bowen to help overthrow him, but the disillusioned knight refuses. Bowen and Draco come upon Gilbert at another village, where they take shelter among the tombs of the Knights of the Round Table.
They form a partnership to defraud local villagers with staged dragon slayings. When the villagers decide to carve Bowen, Kara, and Gilbert, declaring to make them their meat, he takes flight, revealing the scam. Draco rescues the trio and takes them to Avalon, where the trio take shelter in the tombeds of the knights. After hearing of Bowen’s vision, King Arthur reminds him of his knightly honor. Bowen agrees, as well, to train the villagers into a formidable army and train them to fight against E in the battle. The battle ends in a stalemate, but Bowen and Kara are nearly victorious. Bowen, Gilbert, and Draco organize the villagers to train and kill Eininon’s forces. The rebels invade the castle, infuriating Einan, and kill her instead, knowing of their connection to Draco, but he is determined to keep the dragon immortal as long as he is alive. The castle is overrun by the rebels, who kill E in a hail of arrows. Bowen kills Einons forces when Gilbert strikes him in the heart with an arrow, feeling EinON’s pain, falls from the sky and is captured by Draco, and is killed by the dragon. The villagers are disgusted by their actions and attempt to expose them, but they instead sacrifice her to the dragon, while Draco is playing dead. Unknown to Bowen, Draco is the dragon who shared his heart with Einen, and he feels any pain Einone feels.