Rob Roy

Synopsis: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.
Director(s): Michael Caton-Jones
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

You best use a musket

and save the beast a slow dying.

I would not need|a musket for "you", Guthrie.

Oh, splendid!

I'll wager 100 of what you like

on Guthrie and his cleaver.

At odds?

Now, come, James,|you're a fox. What odds?

- Three?|- Two.

English pounds.

There's more of a jingle to guineas.

- Ah, guineas it is.|- Excellent, excellent.

A bumper of rhenish|for my Lord Montrose

And show Mr Cunningham|what blades we have.

You honour me, sir,|to serve me with your own hand.

I tell you, James,

I forget how much you dislike me|until I'm in your presence.

So, what news at Court?

What else but the succession?

Our poor Queen cannot find|the time to die in peace.

I fear she may pass over|and leave the matter unresolved.

Would that she had seen a child live|to comfort the kingdom.

One might have hoped that|a field so often ploughed

Might have yielded one good crop.

In truth, I have seen|healthier graveyards

Than that woman's womb.

Come on!

I am asked on what side|Your Grace will declare himself.

Where Argyll goes,|the path must be firm and broad.

And now all watch|to see which way to jump.

One cannot go to the closet

but what some adherent to James|is praising your pish.

I confess to a certain|weariness in this whole issue

and look to Your Grace|to give some lead.

All I could answer in honesty

was that it would be the one|most inclined to his own benefit.

Damn it, man. You talk too much.

Can you not tend to your wager?

Argyll, my wager is well won.

Damn it, Guthrie!

Is it not enough that you're beaten|but you must turn backstabber?

My factor will call upon|Your Grace's factor.

Welcome back.

Well done, Rob, man.

Cut out another of the cattle.

If the tinkers ate one,|they could have eaten two.

Montrose will charge you, nonetheless.

I'm weary of seeing|children hungry and old folk cold.

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Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp (12 January 1934 – 8 February 2013) was a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. He published two novels in the 1960s, and subsequently wrote the screenplays for about twenty films, mostly produced in the United States. more…

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