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Hawk the Slayer (1980)

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
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Crow, Elf
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Baldin, Dwarf
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Ranulf (as Morgan Sheppard)
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Sister Monica
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Eliane
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Drogo
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High Abbot
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Fitzwalter
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Innkeeper
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Priest
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Storyline

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)  »

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O Falcão Justiceiro  »

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Trivia

Playing the giant Gort in this film, actor Bernard Bresslaw would about two years later go onto to play another giant, the Cyclops in Krull (1983), another sword-and-sorcery movie. See more »

Quotes

Gort, Giant: I'd sooner eat cowdung.
Soldier: That can be arranged, and you can wash it down with your own blood if need be.
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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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Great B movie
21 June 2003 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

As you watch this film, you will more than likely sit back and say, "This is so silly." Remember this is an 80's film. I remember first watching this film as a teenager and saying it was so cool. Well many moons later, I can see the aweful special effects, and the obvious mistakes made. The interesting things about "B" movies is that if actors know they are in one; it comes through in their acting. With this film, they try to act as seriously as possible, which makes it more believable. For people with a poor budget, they did quite well. The score is still some of the coolest music ever. It sets the tone for the film, and encompasses Hawk's mysterious nature.

As a regular film, it is aweful. As a "B" film, it does quite well. Cult classic.


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