Synopsis: In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family.
Director(s): Mel Gibson
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations.
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139 min


Our life is over.




Let's move!

We move out now.

They are back.

Get up.


Cut Rock, you forgot to duck.

Hold still.

Can you see?


Get back to your line.

Come with us...

Get up.

Leave him alone, "Almost".

I said get up.

Up, up...

...that's it.

Let's go!

This man is a good friend of yours...

Don't worry...

I'll take care of them...

They are mine now.

Gentle Ixchel. Tender mother of mercy.

Keep them from harm. Please. Keep them.

Hold on! Hold on!


...let's see what happens.

That's it!


Pull! Be strong!

Yes! You did it!

Good work!

Can you breathe?...Good.

Wait here.

What's become of my capture?

Dead weight.

He nearly took the rest with him.

I let him go.

You let him go?

Shall we now do what "you" want?

Let us try that.

Don't let any other go.

Let's move.

Get up "Almost".

We don't want to lose you just yet.

Stand up, boy.

You proved yourself today, my son.

Your're now worthy to stand with the rest of us.

Thank you father.

Take it...

...it's yours.

It has taken many lives.

Get some rest.

Resting brothers...

...fathers, mothers, wives.

You felt the cold of this day's early morning.

Now you cannot feel the coldness of its night.

She stopped screaming...

...too long before they returned, she had stopped screaming.

We saw how she fought them.

But in the final moments?

If she let them...

...the Goddess of the Scaffolds

shows no mercy for the weak.

Her soul waits for yours in the shade of the Ceiba Tree.

I need to know.

Before this day's end, when I leave this world.

I will take as many of these

bastard dogs with me as I can.

And I will gladly accept the tortures of hell...

...if I do not find my Sky Flower there.

Please don't rain.

I am walking here!

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Mel Gibson

Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. He moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old, and studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system". Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor. Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film Braveheart (1995), for which he won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Director, along with the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced the financially successful, and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ (2004). He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century. After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson held a 10-year hiatus from directing, before returning with the critically acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson, his second nomination in the category. more…

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