Hector's sword is secured to the underside, from hilt to point, entirely under the shield, perpendicular to the handle he always holds. While Achilles and Hector duel, Hector snaps Achilles' spear with his leg. At the start of the next shot, Hector holds the grip of his sword and pulls it from the shield, above and parallel to the handle, not from where it should have been, obviously deliberately done to ready the sword for the shot. See more...
Two of the warriors on opposite sides of this war were on the same side of another. Brendan Gleason played Menelaus, husband of Helen and James Cosmo played Glaucus, Priam's military advisor. They played Hamish Campbell and his father in the film "Braveheart" (1995). See more...
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This film is loosely based on the Iliad, not a direct copy. As such, any book/film differences aren't valid. If you're interested in the "facts" of the story, such as they are, check them at the Wikipedia.
Achilles: Before my time is over, I will look down upon your corpse and smile.
Hector: All my life I've lived by a code; and the code is simple: Honor the gods, love your woman, and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!
Menelaus: May the gods keep the wolves in the hills and the women in our beds.
[After Paris is sliced in the leg by Menelaus, during their duel.]
Menelaus: See the crows? They never tasted prince before.
Hector: You speak of war as if it's a game. But how many wives wait at Troy's gates for husbands they'll never see again?
Achilles: Perhaps your brother can comfort them. I hear he's good at charming other men's wives.
[Upon hearing horses, Achilles throws a spear directly into a tree beside Odysseus, as he rides in.]
Odysseus: Your reputation for hospitality is fast becoming legend.