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.

Director: Terry Marcel


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 <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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18 December 1980 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Falcão Justiceiro  »

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This movie originally was broadcast on British television before it was picked up for theatrical distribution in some territories such as North America. See more »


Crow, Elf: We have sat waiting like this many times before. Sometimes I tire... of the fighting and killing. At night, I can hear the call of my race. They wait for me. When I join them, we will be forgotten.
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27 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some would say this film is one of the poorest ever made. They would be correct. However it is also one of the most amusing. Such classic moments as 'a bit falls off the set really obviously' and 'the baddies lair is a skanky old tent', and of course the cheesy sound effect/soundtrack make this a great movie, especially when drunk. To assist this, the Hawk the Slayer Unofficial Drinking Game is as follows: Drink when: Anyone says 'Hawk'; Anyone says 'Voltan'; Every time they show a picture for the backdrop instead of a real set; Every time they use the ridiculous electronic sound effect (first used at the start with the sword); Every time someone dies (can be limited to 3 drinks for a fight scene as its hard to keep count); Every time the crazy disco soundtrack starts up; Every time there are poor special effects; Every time there is a cheesy flashback Every time the top of the set is visible.


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