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The classic adventure novel by Sir Walter Scott, which covers the same ground as the various Robin Hood legends, becomes this impressive television production, boasting a well-heeled British cast, a robust pace, and solid production values. Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Anthony Andrews) is a young Saxon knight of 12th century England. Returning home from fighting in the Crusades alongside King Richard the Lionheart (Julian Glover), Ivanhoe finds that the nation is now under the dictatorial thumb of the king's brother, Prince John (Ronald Pickup) and the prince's thuggish Norman cohorts. He is… More

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"Despite its flaws, this 1982 TV movie offers an enjoyable version of the Sir Walter Scott romance."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"To date, the best screen version of Ivanhoe… the whole cast is excellent."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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