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A Knight's Tale

Rating:PG-13 (for action violence, some nudity and brief sex-related dialogue)
Genre:Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure
Release Date:May 11, 2001
Running time:140 minutes
Cast:Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Rufus Sewell
Director:Brian Helgeland
Producer:Tim Van Rellim, Todd Black, Brian Helgeland
Writer:Brian Helgeland
Distributor:Columbia Pictures

Description: Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," this is the story of William , a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way.

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