Sony bosses have agreed to pay dissatisfied movie-goers up to $5 (GBP2.70) each after admitting one review of the studio's 2001 Heath Ledger film A KNIGHT'S TALE was bogus.

The glowing review, credited to fictional reviewer DAVID MANNING, appeared on the film's posters and TV ads - prompting some film fans to go and see a movie they otherwise wouldn't have.

SONY chiefs have set up a $1.5 million (GBP833,300) fund to cover the cost of paying back disgruntled film-goers.

Two marketing executives were suspended without pay in 2001 for fabricating the quote.

03/09/2004 19:05