Stone of Destiny

Stone of Destiny

DVD - 2009
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"A funny, heart warming adventure comedy, Stone of Destiny retells the incredibly true story of four Scottish students who, despite having little money and less experience, attempted an audacious plan: break into Westminister Abbey in the wee hours of Christmas morning and 'liberate' the most powerful symbol of Scottish nationhood - the Stone of Destiny."--Container.
Publisher: Montréal : distributed exclusively in Canada by Alliance Atlantis, c2009.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :,5.1 Dolby digital sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Pierre du destin [dvd]

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TheSandoz
Jul 10, 2017

A fun, inspiring, and deeeelightful Scottish tale based on true events. The cast and characters are strong, scenery beautiful, and the score a perfect match. Just a fun, witty little film.

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LittleNoName
Apr 30, 2017

Didn't get interesting until halfway through, then I was hooked. Watch the bonus feature, Ian was on set helping keep it close to what happened.

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danomcd
Jan 24, 2017

Interesting story. I was left wondering how much of the story this movie tells was made up and how much actually happened. I also found several things strange
1) the fact that they broke the stone (they said it was because it was so old) and yet didn't seem to face any repercussions was surprising;
2) the movie doesn't conclude with were each of the characters goes - I am pretty sure that one or more of them ended up in politics...go figure.

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Karenina
Jan 30, 2013

Not bad, but a little too precious in places. (The Hamish Macbeth version of the story is much better!) Still entertaining though.

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LT
Dec 13, 2012

Appeals to the vicarious Scottish nationalist in me. Entertaining, somewhat moving, very gripping at points, and beautifully filmed. The interrelationships between characters are revealed through small slices of detail. Very well cast and well acted.

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cloudni9e
Mar 30, 2012

Upbeat, with very likeable characters. I totally sympathized and wanted them to get away with it.
Suspenseful, great timing and just the right amount of comic relief.

Fun to watch!

librarylin19 Feb 10, 2012

Great movie - hilarious adventure of 4 students with a crazy plan, which does not always go off without a hitch. Watch the Bonus Features for the full true story!

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PatEe
May 20, 2011

This movie is fun!
Highly recommend it.

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FaithA
Sep 22, 2010

Great movie! Completely enjoyable from beginning to end.

Nialla Feb 28, 2010

A nice film about a group of students reclaiming the Stone of Scone for Scotland. This is great viewing for those who love Scotland and are also interested in its recent history. It's good viewing for families with older kids and teens (it would not hold the interest of younger ones). Interestingly, it's a Scotland-Canada co-production.

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DanniOcean Jul 24, 2009

"A Heist 600 years in the Making"

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