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Hawk the Slayer (1980)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  18 December 1980 (UK)
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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.



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Hawk, in a race against time must hunt and destroy the Dark Sword or once again face his brother Voltan in a battle of good against evil.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gort, Giant
Ray Charleson ...
Crow, Elf
Peter O'Farrell ...
Baldin, Dwarf
Ranulf (as Morgan Sheppard)
Woman, Sorceress
Sister Monica
Catriona MacColl ...
High Abbot
Christopher Benjamin ...
Patrick Magee ...


Hawk, having suffered the ignominy of watching both his father and fiancée die at the hands of his brother, Voltan, sets out on a quest for companions to aid him in his fight to stop his brother's reign of evil and free the Abbess. Written by Lee Shapiro <>

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Release Date:

18 December 1980 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Falcão Justiceiro  »

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A number of story elements have been said to have been influenced by 'Star Wars'. The magical flying sword was called "The Power"; the elf and dwarf characters C3PO and R2D2 equivalents whilst Voltan's outfit resembled Darth Vader's costume. Moreover, Voltan's half-helmet has also been compared with the Phantom of the Opera's mask. See more »


Woman, Sorceress: Even as we speak, the wizards gather in the south.
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A 10+ cult fantasy classic!
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I first saw this movie in 1981 at about 4 o'clock in the morning and I LOVED it. I had some friends staying over at my house for the weekend, we were 12 years old and lived to play D&D. About 2 minutes after the movie ended we all set about creating our own Mindswords and automatic crossbows for our characters. Yes, the acting is truly lame, but in a movie like this, who cares? I've always secretly hoped that there was a sequel made, as they totally left it open for one, but I guess that would be too much to ask for. I have always wanted to find the movie on DVD so I can show it to my nephews, who thanks to me, are also D&D players. The greatest cult fantasy movie ever!

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