Synopsis: A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith.
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

with my wisdom.

It's much more than wisdom

that dazzles me, Lily.

Jack, teach me rabbit.

Not today.

Why not?


there's something really special

that I've been promising to show you.

- Jack, do you mean it?

- Only if it pleases you, Lily.

Oh, it pleases me

more than anything.

We must go now...

because they'll only be here

for a short while.

Don't you trust me?

I trust you, Lily.

Oh, Jack.

Look! Ugly

one-horned mules.

Nothing is more magical.

As long as they roam

the earth,

evil can never harm

the pure of heart.

Do you speak

their language?

They express

only love and laughter.

Dark thoughts

are unknown to them.

No! No.


Lily, no, please!

Come dance, sparrow

Sing me good morning

Rise up, sun

Like the arch of the sky

You'll spook the beast

and spoil the trap.

Living river

Turn the light to diamonds

When I look

in my true love's eyes

Like a child feels

Watching a rainbow

Like a bird feels

The first time it flies

I feel magic

Stirring within me

When I look

in my true love's eyes

Young as any spring

His eyes almost seem

This shot be

just as sweet as pie.

Jack? Jack?


It was lovely...

like a dream.

What you did is forbidden.

Who says so?

It is known, Lily.

These are sacred animals.

- I don't care.

- You risk your immortal soul talking like that.

I only wanted to touch one.

Where's the harm in that?

It was magic.

Thank you.

Let me sing to you.

I'll chase your fears away.

In the bumps and the hollows

The sunlight and shadows

He kissed her as those

Bluebells blow

As his lips met her breath

He went sweetly to death

At the roots

of the bluebells

Is where he is laid

Are you afraid

to kiss me, Jack?

I'm afraid

you'll break my heart.

Then still your heart.

You're dear to me

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William Hjortsberg

William "Gatz" Hjortsberg (February 23, 1941 – April 22, 2017) was an American novelist and screenwriter known for writing the screenplay of the film Legend.His novel Falling Angel was the basis for the film Angel Heart (1987). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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