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Clash of the Titans (1981)

Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

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A Stygian Witch
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Thallo
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Storyline

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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zeus | kraken | goddess | quest | gods | See All (126) »

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12 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Furia de titanes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,092,328
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laurence Olivier was succeeded in the role of Zeus by his The Bounty (1984) co-star Liam Neeson, in this film's remake Clash of the Titans (2010) and its sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012). See more »

Goofs

As Perseus and the three soldiers are walking through the tunnel on the Isle of the Dead, you can see the flame of the torch through Perseus's head. See more »

Quotes

Zeus: Perseus has won. My son has triumphed.
Hera: A fortunate young man.
Zeus: Fortune is ally to the brave.
Thetis: What a dangerous precedent. What if there more heroes like him? What if courage and imagination became everyday mortal qualities? What will become of us?
Zeus: We would no longer be needed. But, for the moment, there is sufficient cowardice, sloth and mendacity down there on Earth to last forever.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the cast is divided into three categories: The Immortals (for the gods of Olympus), The Mortals (humans, etc.), and The Mythologicals (As Themselves) (In Alphabetical Order) Bubo, Charon, Dioskilos, Kraken, Medusa, Pegasus, Scorpions, Vulture. Those 8 are the non-human animated characters supplied by special effects. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: The Munnery (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Kraken
(uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by Laurence Rosenthal
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Setting things straight
28 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I am not here to comment on the admittedly laughable acting. I am not here to ridicule the uninteresting and thoroughly unoriginal storyline. But if anyone, anywhere in the world, endeavours to say a bad word about Ray Harryhausen's special effects, that's where my moral sense of outrage kicks in and I jump into action. Harryhausen's efforts may not closely resemble the flashy, ultrareal CGI-effects we're used to seeing right now. Heck, they may even be primitive for the time they were made in. But darnit, they're vintage! What Harryhausen and his two (that's right, just two!) assistants bring us is unfiltered movie magic, and one of the last true testaments to a dying artform. I know at least a few people who agree with me, which is always a comfort.


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