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The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981)

The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield ... See full summary »

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Lane Caudell ...
Toran of Malveel
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Victor Campos ...
Slant
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Gar the Draikian
George Innes ...
Mak
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Sandros
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Yos
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Brakus
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Captain Ria
Richard Dix ...
Rak
Ivan J. Rado ...
Vors
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Mandras The Horse Chief
Tony Swartz ...
Riis
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The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield her. The hero is a member of a nomadic tribe wiped out by the Draikian Empire's forces. He attempts to find the wizard Lazar-Sa who might be able to help him. He is joined by a thief looking for adventure and cash, and the daughter of a goddess, Estra, looking to revenger herself on Lazar-Sa for crimes against her mother. Written by Rob Douglas <rdougals@stsci.edu>

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12 April 1981 (USA)  »

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Mandras The Horse Chief: I like your story, Thoran. The part about the dead-eater gave me goose-flesh!
Thoran of Malveel: I'd thought you would have liked the romance best, sweet Mandras - my instant passion for the Earth-goddess!
Dar: It should remind her of her five frail husbands and eight scrapping daughters!
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One of the best movies I've ever seen…
29 September 2001 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

when I was a child. Damn, it's a long time ago I've seen this movie. It seems like an eternity, yet it was only six, seven, eight years ago, back when I was about 12. Man, this movie, it just rocks in my memory. I mean the fact that I saw it about 5 to 10 times and that I even remember seeing it now (about 8 years later) and being able to remember scenes and recognize photo's says it all. I think it is a great film. Underrated, not known to many folk but definitely a truly GREAT film. Although I liked the Neverending story too back then and now I think it is bad. But who cares I bet you it makes very good entertainment for kids.

8 out of 10


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