Plot & Details
20 years earlier, Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.
Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Flavius' son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland -- to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty -- a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 114min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/11/2011
- Distributor(s): Film4, Focus Features
- Director(s): Kevin Macdonald
- Starring: Channing Tatum , Jamie Bell , Mark Strong , Tahar Rahim , Donald Sutherland
- Themes: Obsessive Quests,Heroic Mission,Unlikely Friendships
- Tone: Gritty,Menacing,Sweeping
- Keywords: Britain, eagle, legion, missing-person, mystery [unexplained phenomenon], quest, savage, tribe
- Country of Origin: USA (02-11-2011)
- Language: English