Ladyhawke is a 1985 American medieval dark fantasy film directed and produced by Richard Donner and starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story is about a young thief who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady who are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. As he comes to know about the couple's past and secret, he finds himself determined to help them overcome the bishop's oppressions, both in arms and in the form of a demonic curse.
In medieval Italy, Phillipe Gaston, a thief known as "The Mouse", escapes from the Bishop of Aquila's dungeons right before execution. He is recaptured at an inn by the Bishop's guards, led by Captain Marquet. However, the former captain, Etienne Navarre, shows up and defeats Marquet and the guards. He rides off with Phillipe while his hawk scatters other guards along the way.
|author||David Peoples Michael Thomas Tom Mankiewicz|
|keywords||aquila black wolf capture curse freeze hawk kill l\'aquila medieval italy morning mysterious woman set up solar eclipse wound young woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|producer||Lauren Shuler Richard Donner|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox Warner Bros. Pictures|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Warner Bros. Pictures|