STARRING: 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.

A 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.)

Comic 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.

Surprise your girlfriend tonight by renting it . . .



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