El Cid Poster

Release Date: July 11th, 1993

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
Spain is overrun by the Moors and the country's only hope rests in a heroic knight known as El Cid (Charlton Heston). He knows a divided Spain cannot stand and implores his countrymen to unify in order to repel the invaders. But a hitch develops in El Cid's campaign: He gets exiled from his homeland of Castile by the region's power-hungry ruler. In the meantime, he attempts to reunite with his estranged wife, Jimena (Sophia Loren) -- who's still upset by the fact that he killed her father.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato

Director: Anthony Mann

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Samuel Bronston Productions, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Miramax Films, Allied Artists Pictures

Keywords: Melodramatic, Rise, Wife, Rivalry, Rousing, Father, Love


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Song)