Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Knight in Camelot|
Actors: Robert Addie, Amanda Donohoe, Simon Fenton, Whoopi Goldberg, Ian Richardson
Director: Roger Young
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
KNIGHT IN CAMELOT, A
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