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Petersen's epic telling of the Trojan War finally hit the screen after many delays (including Pitt injuring his Achilles tendon, oh the irony!) and budget-busting incidents. Merely inspired by Homer's "The Iliad," it dispenses with all those pesky Greek gods and makes it all about the warriors. When beautiful Helen (Kruger) flees her Spartan husband Menaleus (Gleeson) with pretty-boy lover Paris (Bloom), her greedy brother-in-law Agamemnon (Cox) decides Troy's wealth is worth a little fighting. Arrogant Achilles (Pitt) is persuaded to join in, and while Paris is no fighter, big brother Hector (Bana) is. Naturally, Achilles and Hector will have to go mano-a-mano (in one of the film's best scenes). Also around to show those youngsters what acting's all about is O'Toole as aging King Priam. It's all handled professionally but it's just not terribly compelling.

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Available on Running time 162 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece, Mythology, Sword & Sandal, War, General, Greece--Ancient, Rome--Ancient, Adapted from a Poem, Big Battles, Top Grossing Films of 2004
Screenplay
David Benioff
Cast
Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Peter O'Toole, Diane Kruger, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Julian Glover, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, John Shrapnel, James Cosmo, Rose Byrne, Garrett Hedlund, Nathan Jones, Vincent Regan, Trevor Eve, Tyler Mane
Cinematography
Roger Pratt
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Music
James Horner
Other
Tony Dawe, Peter Honess, Jon Billington, Kevin Phipps, Les Tomkins, John King, Cliff Robinson, Andy Nicholson, Adam O'Neill, Stephen Dobric, Julian Ashby, Marco Niro, Bob Ringwood, Nigel Phelps
Producer
Wolfgang Petersen, Colin Wilson, Diana Rathbun, Radiant, Plan B, Warner Bros.

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Troy
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Stacey

Troy hit theaters in 2004, with a run time of 162 minutes. Troy has a rating of R. This was a very good movie. It was also nominated for an Oscar. When Paris (Orlando Bloom) convinces Helen (Diane Kruger) to leave her husband to sail back to Troy with him, chaos breaks out. After her husband, Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), finds out, he goes to his brother, Agamemnom (Brian Cox), for help in getting her back. Not only does Agamemnom want to get Helen back for his brother, but he also sees this as an opportunity to get power over Troy. Achilles (Brad Pitt) also comes in to help fight against the Trojans. Will they be able to defeat the undefeated Trojans?

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Nicholle

This movie is a really good movie, not to mention, how hot Brad Pitt looks as a Greek warrior named Achilles. Achilles is faster and stronger than any other man and wants his name to become immortal and live on for years to come as the best Greek warrior ever. The movie takes place in 1250B.C., during the Bronze Age, and two cities named Troy and Sparta are trying to make peace with one another. The King of Troy's son, Prince Paris, played by Orlando Bloom, falls in love with Helen, who is the wife of the King of Sparta, Menelaus, and the two sail away together only to start The Trojan War and Menelaus won't stop until Helen is returned to him. This movie has a lot of action with many war scenes.

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Nicholle

This movie is a really good movie, not to mention, how hot Brad Pitt looks as a Greek warrior named Achilles. Achilles is faster and stronger than any other man and wants his name to become immortal and live on for years to come as the best Greek warrior ever. The movie takes place in 1250B.C., during the Bronze Age, and two cities named Troy and Sparta are trying to make peace with one another. The King of Troy's son, Prince Paris, played by Orlando Bloom, falls in love with Helen, who is the wife of the King of Sparta, Menelaus, and the two sail away together only to start The Trojan War and Menelaus won't stop until Helen is returned to him. This movie has a lot of action with many war scenes.