Excalibur script
Excalibur (1981)
Synopsis: The magical sword of Excalibur starts off in the hands of British lord Uther Pendragon (Gabriel Byrne) and then, years later, finds its way to his bastard son, Arthur (Nigel Terry), the knave destined to become king. Aided by the sorcerer Merlin (Nicol Williamson), Arthur fulfills his fate by bringing together the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot and unifying the country. However, this flawed monarch faces greater tests ahead in pursuit of love, the Holy Grail and his nation's survival.


(waxing eloquent)

Behold the sword of power, Excalibur.

Before Uther, it belonged to Lud,

before Lud, to Beowulf, before Beowulf

to Baldur the Good, before Baldur to

Thor himself and that was when the

world was young and there were more

than seven colors in the rainbow.

(and in an aside to


Speak the words.



One land, one king! That is my peace!

The Duke of Cornwall looks around nervously as some of his

knights fall to their knees in awe.


Lord Uther, if I yield to the sword

of power, what will you yield?


Me, yield!?

Merlin urges Uther hard.


(a whisper)

He has given. Now you must.

The two knights glare at each other, rage contending with



The land from here to the sea is

yours if you will enforce the King's


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John Boorman

John Boorman is an English film-maker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama, and Queen and Country. more…

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