Braveheart

Mel Gibson plays William Wallace who leads the scots in a brutal rebelion against the english after his wife is killed and his homestead burnt to the ground.

Robert the Bruce, the leader of the Scotish clans is torn between following Wallace into battle as he leads the clans on a victorious campaign against the english armies that takes land from the english as far south as York (thats nearly half of england for non english readers)

Will Robert the Bruce lead the clans and help Wallace and the rebelion conquer england or will he fall into line and stand by as the English king subdues the rebelious armies.

Continuity mistake: In a major fight scene two soldiers on opposite sides are jumping and spinning and tapping each other on the head with their swords.

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English Officer: I hope you've washed your arse today - it's about to be kissed by a king.

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Trivia: The men standing behind Hamish and Stephen in the last scene are descendants of men from the real Wallace clan.

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Chosen answer: Just like he said, it would dull his wits and not leave him fully lucid the next day when he had to face the torture.

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He wanted his full awareness so he didn't accidentally yell for mercy.

Answer: Because it's a reference to what his Father's last words to him were at the beginning of the film before he was killed, 'I know you can fight but it's our wits that makes us men'. That's why Wallace says to the Princess, 'It will dull my wits and I must have them always'.

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