Ladyhawke (1985)

Genres - Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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In medieval France, knight Rutger Hauer and lady fair Michelle Pfeiffer both run afoul of evil-bishop John Wood. Through the auspices of bishop's confessor Leo McKern, Hauer and Pfeiffer are placed under a curse. During the night, Hauer takes the form of a wolf, while Pfeiffer assumes the form of a hawk by day. The two lovers can only meet one another as humans at dawn and dusk. The only mortal in a position to rescue Hauer and Pfeiffer from their fate is nebbishy pickpocket Matthew Broderick, who acts as liaison between the lovers. With the help of the guilt-ridden McKern--and a convenient solar eclipse--Broderick endeavors to set things aright.

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curse, shapeshifter, enchantment, pickpocket, quest, tragic-love, bishop, knight, medieval, prison-escape, rescue, sword-and-sorcery, thief

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High Production Values