Top 6 A Knight's Tale Movie Facts

Following is our collection of A Knight's Tale facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of A Knight's Tale film message.

The scene in which Chaucer's speech to a crowd that gets no reaction was actually a goof. Most of the extras were from the Czech Republic and didn't know English, so they didn't understand the cue to cheer. The director thought Mark Addy's improv was hilarious, so he kept it in.

Jocelyn calls William/Ulrich "Sir Hunter". At the end of the movie the scene dissolves into the night sky, revealing the constellation Orion ("the hunter").

A Knight's Tale Trivia

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  1. For safety reasons, they made lances hollow and filled them with uncooked spaghetti to look like "splinters."

A Knight's Tale Hidden Details

Chaucer tells Simon and Peter he will eviscerate them in fiction. Later he tells Wat that he is going to write this story down. Simon and Peter end up fat and pimply.

Chaucer spies a dice game and tells William, unaware of Chaucer's gambling problem, that he has to "go see a man about a dog".

A Knight's Tale poster
A Knight's Tale poster

A Knight's Tale Plot

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of A Knight's Tale. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Romance
Director Brian Helgeland
Stars Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany
IMDB score 6.9