Presented by Clyde Drexler*
Charismatic 13th-century Scottish folk hero William Wallace (Mel Gibson) leads a revolt against British oppression during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He is the protagonist of a 15th-century epic poem attributed to a blind poet known as Henry the Minstrel, on which part of the script is based. Wallace eventually gained iconic status far beyond his homeland.
“Gibson's Wallace is a potent blend of Robin Hood, Attila the Hun, and Detective John McClane in Die Hard. . . . Filmed with furious energy and surprising gravity, Braveheart takes the measure of a hero with a taste for blood to match his taste for honor. Wallace is an inspiring, unsettling role, and Gibson plays him, aptly, like a gathering storm.” —Rolling Stone
*Clyde Austin Drexler is a 10-time NBA All Star and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. The NBA named him one of basketball's 50 greatest players. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and an NBA championship in 1995 with the Houston Rockets. He is currently the color commentator for Rockets home games.