Stone of Destiny

96mins2008DramaPG
director
Charles Martin Smith
starring
Brenda FrickerCiaron KellyPeter MullanKate MaraStephen McColeCharlie CoxRobert CarlyleBilly Boyd
Starring Kate Mara and Charlie Cox, STONE OF DESTINY is the fascinating true story of a real-life Scottish Robin Hood in 1950s Glasgow. College student Ian Hamilton was a dedicated nationalist who deeply resented England?s subjugation of Scotland. With the help of three fellow students, Hamilton managed to reignite Scottish national pride with a daring raid on the very heart of England. This idealistic band of misfits breached Britain?s venerable Westminster Abbey to secure the Stone of Scone, a national treasure upon which Scottish kings had been coronated for centuries. Based on Hamilton's book and directed by character actor Charles Martin Smith, STONE OF DESTINY co-stars Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle and Oscar winner Brenda Fricker.
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