DVD 139 mins IMDB 6.8 (8,107 votes)
R
Rob Roy
MGM / UA (1995)
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Action, Drama, Romance, War
USA  /  English

Liam Neeson Rob Roy
Jessica Lange Mary
John Hurt Montrose
Tim Roth Cunningham
Eric Stoltz McDonald
Andrew Keir Duke of Argyll
Gilbert Martin Guthrie
Jason Flemyng Gregor
Vicki Masson Betty
Shirley Henderson Morag
Brian Cox Killearn
Brian McCardie Alasdair McGregor
Gilly Gilchrist Iain
Ewan Stewart Coll
David Hayman Sibbald
Brian McArthur Ranald McGregor

Director Michael Caton-Jones
Producer Peter Broughan; Richard Jackson
Writer Alan Sharp
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub; Roger Deakins
Musician Carter Burwell
User Credit 1 Peter Honess
User Credit 2 Sandy Powell

The 18th century Scottish legend of Robert Roy MacGregor comes to life in this stylish adaptation of the swashbuckling novel by Sir Walter Scott. Liam Neeson stars as the title character, a cattle drover and proud head of a Highlands clan who takes a one thousand pound loan from the royal Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) in order to make a profit on some livestock that will keep his struggling people alive through the coming winter. One of the Marquis' henchmen, wily expert swordsman Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth) learns of the loan from the nobleman's factor, Killearn (Brian Cox), and steals the money by murdering Rob Roy's best friend MacDonald (Eric Stoltz). Unable to repay the loan and unwilling to give up his land, Rob Roy becomes a fugitive, hunted by none other than Cunningham, who rapes Rob Roy's wife Mary (Jessica Lange). Scotch-British politics come to a boil over the Rob Roy affair, leading to an officially sanctioned showdown between the stoic farmer and Cunningham. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 027616626097
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 9/3/1997
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections
Theatrical Trailers
Language Selections
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence and sexuality.
User Text 2 Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend
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Notes
Trivia: The Duke of Arygll was first offered to Sean Connery. (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: As MacGregor strikes the fatal blow to Archibald a shot is shown of Archie's back. If the frame is frozen just prior to the blow, the split in his torso can be seen. (more)

Quotes: Mary: I love the bones of you, Robert McGregor, but you take too much to heart that canna' be helped. (more)

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations (more)