George and the Dragon 2004 PG

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When a knight decides to retire to a peaceful life in the North of England, he becomes involved in a quest to find the King's missing daughter, but stumbles across something MUCH bigger.

Starring:
James Purefoy, Piper Perabo
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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George and the Dragon

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Action, Comedy
Director Tom Reeve
Starring James Purefoy, Piper Perabo
Supporting actors Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bill Treacher, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Rollo Weeks, Paul Freeman, Stefan Jürgens, Stefan Weinert, Phil McKee, Caroline Carver, Simon Callow, Joan Plowright, Carl Chase, Jamie Treacher, Bill Oddie, Peter McCabe, Dean Gregory, Bernd Pietsch
Studio First Look
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Patrick Swayze is incredible.
Kathy Sandrock
Then, even though the movie didn't show it actually happen, my grandson figured out that the dragon had eaten the final bad guy!
Artist & Author
Good acting and an excellent story.
Henriette Puggaard Jensen

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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Artist & Author on June 8, 2007
Format: DVD
I am a grandfather, and I watched this movie with my three-year-old grandson, and we both really enjoyed the movie. I found nothing in this movie that would be questionable for children. Some might think the big fight near the end would be too violent for kids, but this grandson clearly understood that the bad guys were being beaten. I have to say 'beaten' because I don't recall the movie showing anyone being killed. Even when the priest was struck, and 'blood' gushed out, it turned out to be his secret wineskin that was cut! Then, even though the movie didn't show it actually happen, my grandson figured out that the dragon had eaten the final bad guy! While, the movie was simple enough for a preschool boy to understand, it was entertaining enough for his grandpa to enjoy it as well. And, Grandma, walking in and out of the room, said she wanted to watch it when she had time! This is a very enjoyable family fantasy movie.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nichole on August 27, 2006
Format: DVD
I will admit, this movie has a few weaknesses, but those should not stand in the way of the strengths.

"George and the Dragon," which also appeared on the Sci-Fi channel under the title "Dragon Sword," REALLY reminded me of the dragon stories I used to read and watch when I was a kid and young adult. However, it's told in a way that appeals to adults as well. It follows the quest of George (James Purefoy), a knight who just returned from the Crusades. George is the ideal crusade knight: battle savvy, honorable, and loyal. After visiting his family, George's father sends him on a quest to find the dragon that George's father tangled with years before. George, who believes dragons are extinct and his father was just telling a fairy tale, finds his own quest. The king's daughter, Princess Lunna (Piper Parabo), has gone missing, and her father offers George a fortune to help find her. Despite the opportunity for wealth and fortune, George only wants an acre of land, two cows, and rest from over fifteen years spent fighting overseas. Meanwhile, the princess finds a quest of her own - to protect a dragon's egg.

The most important thing to realize is that this is very much about the characters instead of the dragons. It's about the struggles of the characters and the way they handle those struggles. It's also about honor and friendship. The movie does have an amazing cast, and I'm not talking about the "big names" here like Val Kilmer and Patrick Swayze. I'll admit, this definitely did not represent their best acting - at all. I'm talking about an amazing cast, like James Purefoy and Piper Parabo, who are able to pull off their roles despite the weaknesses of the movie.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on August 31, 2008
Format: DVD
This fine bit of fluff starts with a war-weary knight returning to his homeland, wanting nothing more than to settle down into peaceful obscurity. The princess has gone mysteriously missing, however, and he takes on the quest to recover her.

That princess turns out to be the petite but spunky Lunna, played by Piper Perabo. She's doing quite nicely until some oafs started getting underfoot and trying to save her. The fact that she treats dragons as an endangered species and that the knights are the danger just adds to her problems. Throw in some bad guys, some good guys in surprising places, and a suit of chain mail tailored to Piper's compact and curvy form, and the story stands well away from the ordinary.

It's a great popcorn movie, kid-safe but with plenty to amuse a grown-up who's willing to be amused.

-- wiredweird
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Simpson on June 7, 2007
Format: DVD
The other reviewer is correct, there is nothing historically correct about this movie. It's not a serious movie at all. I first saw this when it ran on the Sci-Fi network & after seeing it knew I would order it when it became available on DVD. It's a very cute movie. It's humorous, entertaining, has it's dramatic moments, good story line, memorable characters, etc... What I really like about this one is that it roots for the dragon rather than against it. It's also a movie that I think would be good for the family to watch together. I don't recall there being anything very questionable about it. There aren't alot of movies out there that I would feel comfortable watching with my nieces and nephews, but this would be one of them. So, those with kids would probably like this movie for a family movie night.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Andra Tafoya on May 6, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
OK, this is not what you'd call highbrow, or realistic, or historically factual or anything, but if you are in the mood for some light entertainment grab some popcorn, kick back and enjoy a few laughs while you watch this movie that kind of turns the St. George and the Dragon legend on its ear. Never liked the legend anyway since I've always rooted for the dragon so maybe that's why I kind of liked this movie. I gave it 3 stars which is how I rate a movie that entertained me but that I'll probably never watch again. Good to put in your "queue" for a lazy day.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By one happy customer! on September 6, 2007
Format: DVD
I almost didn't buy this because of ho-hum reviews here but I'm happy I did! It has a great cast and excellent performances by everyone involved. I would highly recommend it unless your looking for a serious, historically accurate film - this is a funny fantasy that will give you many laughs and leave your heart warmed!
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