Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern,
John Wood, Ken Hutchinson
1985, 124 Minutes, Directed by: Richard Donner
Description: Matthew Broderick plays a young thief who comes to
the aid of tragic lovers Isabeau (Pfeiffer), who is cursed to become a hawk
every day at sunrise and Navarre (Hauer) who turns into a wolf at sunset. The
curse was cast by an evil sorcerer-bishop (John Wood), and as Broderick eludes
the bishop's henchmen, Navarre struggles to conquer the villain, lift the curse,
and be reunited with his love in human form. —
fairy tale about two lovers (Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer)
who can never meet because of a curse by a wicked bishop. (He
turns into a wolf by night and she into a hawk by day.)
relief is supplied by Matthew Broderick playing a young thief.
Beautifully filmed (by Vittorio Apocalypse Now, Reds
Storraro) scenic vistas and some surprisingly realistic medieval sets. Directed
by Richard Donner of Superman - the Movie fame.
Add music by the Alan Parsons
Project (if you admit to remembering them, you risk giving away your age) and
you have one of my wife's favorite movies and probably an ideal date movie.
girlfriend tonight by renting it . . .