Synopsis: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Paul Verhoeven
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

Come on, what's more important to you?

This girl, or those mercenary rats?

Those rats, Arnolfini, are my soldiers...

and they trust me.

Yes. I admire that trust.

Especially if you and I

can make good use of it.

- What are you doing here?

- Just watching.

I want to see it all.

This is my first war.

Your first war?

Where have you been, a monastery?

- I've been studying at the university.

- Same thing.

What have you been doing, then?

I'm a soldier. I've fought 16 campaigns.

- And you don't believe in learning?

- No.

I learned one thing.

- What's that?

- How to survive.

Take a bite.

- Kars, give me a ride.

- Sure.

Your coach, sir.

You've got a fortune.

What're you going to do

with all that loot?

Get a bunch of animals

and start farming.

Yes. Good idea.

- Celine, give us a drink.

- Right, give him a drink.

- Tell me you love me first.

- I love you first.

And you love the baby.

That belly is getting really fat.

Yeah, you're the one

who gave me this belly, Martin.

- Yeah, me and the whole company.

- Not me, Martin.

You're the man, all right.

So am I.

A woman knows when it hits her...


Celine, if that child needs a father,

take me.

Martin's the man!

Martin and me, we're friends.

And I love you.

You horny old goat.

- Get out of my way!

- There's a noose.

There's a noose hanging over our heads.

- It looks like a noose.

- That's no noose. It's a burning rag.

It's a noose. It's a sign from heaven.

It spells disaster. I know it.

What are you talking about?

I never felt better.

- That's right.

- Why don't you take another drink?

Sit down, it doesn't mean a thing.

Let's dance.

Make way, lads!

Free drinks for one and all!

As much as your bellies can hold!

- Come, join us.

- Captain!

- Drink to victory!

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Gerard Soeteman

Gerard Soeteman (born 1 July 1936 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch screenwriter. He worked together with Paul Verhoeven on several films, such as Turkish Delight and Black Book. He also wrote the screenplay for The Assault, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1986. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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