Legend is a 1985 American epic dark fantasy adventure film directed and conceived by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert and Annabelle Lanyon. The film revolves around Jack, a pure being who must stop the Lord of Darkness who plots to cover the world with eternal night.
In order to cast the world into eternal night, the Lord of Darkness sends the goblin Blix to kill the unicorns in the forest near his castle and bring him their horns. Told by Darkness that the best bait is Innocence, Blix and his colleagues Pox and Blunder follow Princess Lili as she visits her forest-dwelling paramour, Jack in the Green. There Jack teaches Lili to speak to animals, then takes her blindfolded to a forest stream where he senses the unicorns will appear. When Lili holds out her hand to touch the stallion, Blix shoots him with a poison dart from his blowpipe and the unicorns flee. Jack is angry, but Lili laughs off his concern and issues a challenge by throwing her ring into a pond, declaring she will marry whoever finds it. While Jack dives in after the ring, the goblins track down the poisoned stallion and sever his alicorn, causing winter to descend. Lili runs off in terror, and Jack is barely able to break through the surface of the now-frozen pond.
|keywords||attack blowgun blowpipe dwarf elf fairy first time forest elf goblin hag jack in the green laugh mare mourn ogre poison poison dart prison cell run slay stallion survive their horns their way track down true love unicorn unicorn horn will-o'-the-wisp|
|musicBy||Jerry Goldsmith Tangerine Dream|
|productionCompany||Embassy International Pictures N.V. Universal Pictures|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Universal Pictures|
|theme||dance romantic fantasy|