William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

  1. Brian Helgeland

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    Sir William Thatcher / Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland

  2. Rufus Sewell

    Rufus Sewell

    Count Adhemar of Anjou

  3. Shannyn Sossamon

    Shannyn Sossamon

    Lady Jocelyn

  4. Paul Bettany

    Paul Bettany

    Geoffrey Chaucer

  5. Laura Fraser

    Laura Fraser


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A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 8, 2001


  • May 11, 2001


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 12m

Budget $65,000,000.00

Revenue $117,487,473.00



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