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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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Voltan
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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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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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Director Terry Marcel went on to direct two more sword and sorcery type movies, Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) and Jane and the Lost City (1987). See more »

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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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Nostalgia shows that your getting old...
9 May 2005 | by (Doncaster UK) – See all my reviews

Hawk the Slayer, how can I put this without saying what so many have said before I, about this little gem of cinema. Well, Its a bit poor, the effects are very poor and the plot is, extremely poor (Not quite sure which order that is in!) But what I can say is, putting aside all my criticism about it and focusing on why I REALLY love this film, I will tell you.... About the first time I saw it, I was just getting into D&D and RPGs when I was a lad, and the lack of inspired cinema lacked films that mirrored the RPG experience, this one however does. It has all the elements of a basic D&D type session, all stereotyped and straight out of the pages of an old Fighting fantasy game book adventure. All those things that prevailed in mine and my friends D&D games at the time. We loved that film and still do to this day, so for me it represents a time long ago when we used to fight monsters and explore fantasy worlds. So in short, I don't care how bad the effects, acting or plot is, it will always remind me of those days....Ahhh happy memories


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