Excalibur


2h 20m 1981

Brief Synopsis

King Arthur's evil half-sister and his wife's affair with Sir Lancelot threaten his dream of finding the Holy Grail.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

The life story of King Arthur is chronicled. When Uther Pendragon was smitten with the Duke of Cornwall's wife, the magician Merlin helped him disguise himself as Cornwall, and Arthur was conceived. In his youth, Arthur did what no one else could do when he pulled the magical sword Excalibur from the rock in which Pendragon has lodged it. Arthur goes on to many successes: He marries the beautiful Guenevere, discovers the brave Sir Lancelot, and creates the Round Table, bringing together the knights who were previously fighting with each other. But Arthur's half-sister Morgana plots against him.

Crew

Barry Blackmore

Assistant Director

John Boorman

Executive Producer

John Boorman

Screenplay

Daryl Bristow

Wardrobe

Richard Collins

Animal Wrangler

Tom Curran

Sound

Ron David

Sound Editor

Norman Del Mar

Music Conductor

Michael Doyle

Special Effects

Anna Dryhurst

Makeup

Michael Dryhurst

Associate Producer

Terry English

Other

Nick Fitzpatrick

Other

Anthony Freeman

Visual Effects

Bryan Graves

Set Decorator

Beryl Harvey

Production Assistant

Bob Hedges

Props

Dominic Hewitt

Stunts

William Hobbs

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Hutchinson

Special Effects

Tim Hutchinson

Art Director

Gerry Johnston

Special Effects

Trevor Jones

Music

Neil Jordan

Consultant

Robert Dwyer Joyce

Assistant Director

Herbert Kegel

Music Conductor

Michael Kelliher

Assistant Editor

Paul Kelly

Stunts

Chris J King

Stunts

John Lawlor

Assistant Director

Peter Leicht

Other

Richard Lewzey

Sound

Peter Macdonald

Camera Operator

James Machale

Stunts

Thomas Malory

Book As Source Material

Annie Mcfadyen

Hair

Marie Mcferran

Production Assistant

Eddy Mcshortall

Stunts

John Merritt

Editor

Andrew Montgomery

Assistant Director

Kevin Moriarty

Location Manager

Ted Morley

Assistant Director

David Murphy

Assistant Director

Basil Newall

Makeup

Donal O'farrell

Stunts

Bernard O'hare

Stunts

Janet O'leary

Wardrobe

Carl Orff

Music

Rospo Pallenberg

Screenplay

Rospo Pallenberg

Writer (Adaptation)

Jack Phelan

Production Manager

Anthony Pratt

Production Designer

John Richards

Sound

Bob Ringwood

Costumes

Mervyn Rowe

Scenic Artist

Arnaud Selignac

Photography

Mary Selway

Casting

Jean Skinner

Script Supervisor

Bob Smith

Camera Operator

Peter Spelman

Stunts

Alex Thomson

Director Of Photography

Steve Tidiman

Other

Doug Turner

Sound

Anthony Van Laast

Choreographer

Alan Walsh

Stunts

Wally Weevers

Special Effects

Alan Whibley

Special Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1981

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1981

Released in United States Spring April 10, 1981

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States April 1981

Released in United States Spring April 10, 1981