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Lionheart (1987)

A young knight by the name of Robert Nerra sets out to join King Richard’s crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince (Gabriel Byrne) who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims.

It is Robert Nerra’s sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to safety.

Teen star Stoltz (MaskSome Kind Of Wonderful) headlines as the young knight who disgraces his honour and tries to salvage it with a crusade of his own.

The plot is paper thin and often seems to disappear entirely, but this big-budget teen adventure definitely benefits from an appealing and varied cast.

Much of the story lapses into triteness at times, but half the fun of this film is spotting the up-and-coming faces.

Robert Nerra
Eric Stoltz
Black Prince
Gabriel Byrne
Blanche
Nicola Cowper
Michael
Dexter Fletcher
Mathilda
Deborah Barrymore
Charles De Montfort
Nicholas Clay
Simon Nerra
Bruce Purchase
King Richard
Neil Dickson
Madelaine
Penny Downie
Selim
Nadim Sawalha
The Abbot
John Franklyn-Robbins
Odo
Chris Pitt
Hugo
Matthew Sim
Baptista
Sammi Davis
Mayor of the Underground City
Paul Rhys

Director
Franklin J. Schaffner