Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. In twelfth century Europe, Philippe "The Mouse" Gaston (Broderick) is a thief facing execution who escapes from the dungeons of Aquila via the sewers, and flees to the countryside. The corrupt and hedonistic Bishop of Aquila (Wood) is furious because no one has ever escaped from his prison. He sends his Captain of the Guard, Marquet (Hutchison), to hunt down Philippe. At a country tavern, Philippe offers to buy a drink for anyone who will celebrate with him, for he is the only man to have seen the inside of Aquila's prisons and lived. Unfortunately for him, Marquet and his men are drinking in disguise. As they try to apprehend Philippe, they are foiled by a mysterious black knight who reveals himself to be their former Captain, Etienne of Navarre (Hauer). Marquet rides back to Aquila to warn the Bishop of Navarre's return. The Bishop summons Cezar (Molina) the wolf trapper.