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Hawk the Slayer (1980)

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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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Cast

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

Hawk, having suffered the ignimony 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)  »

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The grand finale fight between Voltan and Hawk lasts about 45 seconds and was filmed completely in slow motion. See more »

Quotes

Drogo: Now this must stay a secret between you and me. Not only will I bring back the head of this Hawk, but I'll have the gold as well. Then Voltan will see who is the lord of the dance.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Hudson Hawk (2010) See more »

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fantastic effort
28 January 2001 | by (sulphur, la. usa) – See all my reviews

For a fantasy movie they really tried to capture the feeling of a great book. One you get lost in because of the characters,except you get no background on anyone except the title character and his brother. I found it enchanting and a little funny despite the serious feeling it gave to the audience. When I wish to lose my self in a book but don't have one on hand I plug this tape in. I also liked the weird music, which tried to sound like a mix of irish and welsh folk songs. All in all I really enjoyed this movie dispite its shortcomings.


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