Legend

United States, 1986

Film
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Legend is a fairytale produced on a grand scale, set in a timeless world peopled with fairies, elves, goblins, trolls and demons. It is the story of Jack (Tom Cruise), a young heroic peasant who takes his sweetheart, the beautiful princess Lili (Mia Sara), to see the most powerful creatures on earth, the last surviving unicorns. Unknown to the young lovers, Darkness (Satan) played to perfection by Tim Curry is using the innocence of Lili to set a trap to capture and destroy the creatures of light, the golden-horned unicorns. Children of all ages will be entranced by the magnificent make-up effects, from the smallest elves to the giant Darkness. The latter is unquestionably the most impressive depiction of Satan ever brought to the screen. It is a classic story of good and evil, love and hate.

Credits

production company

Legend Productions

producer

Arnon Milchan

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304306

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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