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Wizards (1977)

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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Avatar (voice)
Jesse Welles ...
Elinore (voice)
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Weehawk (voice)
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Peace (voice)
Jim Connell ...
President (voice) (as James Connell)
Steve Gravers ...
Blackwolf (voice)
Barbara Sloane ...
Fairy (voice)
Angelo Grisanti ...
Frog (voice)
Hyman Wien ...
Priest (voice)
Christopher Tayback ...
Peewhittle (voice)
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Sean (voice) (as Mark Hamil)
Peter Hobbs ...
General (voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Prostitute (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
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Storyline

In a post apocalyptic future that appears as a blend of World War II Europe and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, a pint-size wizard named Avatar must save the world from a band of fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother, Blackwolf, who likes to confuse enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoon-style animation of fairies and elves as Avatar travels through various magical and radioactive realms on his quest. Aiding him are the beautiful Fairy princess Elinore, hot-blooded warrior elf Weehawk, and Peace, a misunderstood robot rebelling against his Blackwolf-controlled programming. A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology, this ultimate futuristic fantastic epic cult film still finds an audience on college campuses and will prove quite rewarding to viewers in the right frame of mind. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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An epic fantasy of peace and magic. See more »


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9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

War Wizards  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The two priests in the temple are seated in front of a curtain decorated with the symbol of the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

When Avatar is telling the president about his brother, the narrator says that Blackwolf has been studying black magic for 5,000 years. But when Blackwolf is introduced, it says that the story takes place 3,000 years later. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: Hey, c'mon Lardbottom, get up. Blackwulf's callin'.
Lardbutt: I don't wanna go.
Hawk: Hey, when Blackwulf calls, we go.
Lardbutt: I don't wanna fight any more...
Hawk: Ya gotta!
Lardbutt: I don't wanna hurt things any more!
Hawk: Hey... you're so stupid...
Lardbutt: [jumps up] Listen, Hawk, I ain't stupid; Just listen! Y'know what I mean, trees, birds, butterflies? Everything's got a right to live! Y'know what I mean?
Hawk: Hey... hey... waitaminnit...
Lardbutt: Everything... everything's got a right to live... the butterflies... Why can't...
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Connections

Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) See more »

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Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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Everyone I know who has seen it has loved it
23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie as a teen and used to show it to friends the morning after parties. It's sort of a Saturday morning cartoon gone horribly awry. I've never seen animation like it before, though I understand Bakshi has other stuff out there. I like it better than Heavy Metal and American Pop. I found it while looking for Rock and Rule, which I didn't find very memorable. This, however, I saw once and had to see again! Everyone I've shown it to has liked it- it's a sci-fi fantasy cartoon with a moral message and enough plot and humor to keep things interesting. Again, great morning after type stuff, though perhaps a bit intense and/or slow at times.


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