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10 April 1981 (USA) See more »
The Games...The Romance...The Spirit...Camelot is a state of mind.
A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusional from their leader. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Ed Harris ... Billy
Gary Lahti ... Alan

Tom Savini ... Morgan
Amy Ingersoll ... Linet

Patricia Tallman ... Julie
Christine Forrest ... Angie
Warner Shook ... Pippin
Brother Blue ... Merlin
Cynthia Adler ... Rocky
John Amplas ... Whiteface
Don Berry ... Bagman
Amanda Davies ... Sheila

Martin Ferrero ... Bontempi

Ken Foree ... Little John
Ken Hixon ... Steve
John Hostetter ... Tuck
Harold Wayne Jones ... Bors
Randy Kovitz ... Punch
Michael P. Moran ... Cook (as Michael Moran)

Scott H. Reiniger ... Marhalt (as Scott Reiniger)
Maureen Sadusk ... Judy Rawls
Albert Amerson ... Indian
Ronald Carrier ... Hector
Anthony Dileo Jr. ... Corncook (as Tim DiLeo)
David Early ... Bleoboris
John Harrison ... Pellinore

Marty Schiff ... Ban

Taso N. Stavrakis ... Ewain
Robert Williams ... Kay
Molly McCloskey ... Corncook's Woman
Judith Barrett ... Musician Trio (as Judy Barrett)
Ian Gallacher ... Musician Trio
Donald Rubinstein ... Musician Trio
James A. Baffico ... Lester Dean (as Jim Baffico)
Iva Jean Saraceni ... Helen Dean
Chris Jessel ... Boy Billy
Bingo O'Malley ... Sheriff Rilly
Nann Mogg ... Mrs. Rilly
Nancy Hopwood ... Sam
Victor Pappas ... Photographer

Stephen King ... Hoagie Man
Tabitha King ... Hoagie Man's Wife

Jennifer Elizabeth ... Baby in Stroller (as Jennifer Davis)
Hugh Rose ... Jess
William Bardwell
Greg Besnak ... Bald Mustachioed Head Biker at Renaissance Faire
Nancy Blum
Elva Branson
Leilani Cataldi
Sal Carollo ... Mob (as Sal Carullo)
Mark Carson
Nancy Chesney
Ramona Dowiak
Julia Dunster
Patrick Dunster
Cliff Forrest ... Mob
George Jaber
Jeannie Jefferies ... Mob (as Jeannie Jeffries)
Janet Kennedy
Louis Koepper
Tommy Lafitte ... Mob
Gary Lee Leventhal (as Gary Leventhal)
Tom Madden ... Mob
Rick Marchisio
Jim McKissock
Ann Muffly
Chris O'Connor

Jeff Paul

Joseph Pilato ... Disgruntled Fair Worker (as Joseph F. Pilato)
John Mark Ridings
Joe Shelby (as Joe Shelleby)

Mark Tierno
Fred Tietz
Bobbi Van Eman (as Bobbi VanEman)
Ramona Zini ... Babe Posing in Photo with Morgan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rik Billock ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Sharon Ceccatti ... Peasant (uncredited)

Gary Davis ... Biker at Renaissance Faire (uncredited)
Barry Gress ... 2nd Trumpeter (uncredited)
Barry Gutterman ... Bemused Fan (uncredited)
Clayton Hill ... Clerk in Town Hall Office (uncredited)
S. William Hinzman ... Mustachioed Archer in Tree (uncredited)
Jeff Logan ... In a Crowd Scene (uncredited)
Pat Logan ... In a Crowd Scene (uncredited)
Richard P. Rubinstein ... Crowd Member holding Baby on his shoulders (uncredited)
Nick Tallo ... Bearded Customer in Big Dollar Offer Cafe (uncredited)
Larry Vaira ... Biker at Renaissance Faire (uncredited)
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Directed by
George A. Romero 
Writing credits
George A. Romero (written by)

Produced by
Salah M. Hassanein .... executive producer
Richard P. Rubinstein .... producer
David E. Vogel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Donald Rubinstein 
Cinematography by
Michael Gornick (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pasquale Buba 
George A. Romero 
Production Design by
Cletus Anderson 
Makeup Department
Liz Augenstein .... makeup assistant
Luigi Caesar Caruso .... hair stylist (as Luigi Caruso)
Jeannie Jefferies .... makeup artist (as Jeannie Jeffries Brown)
Mick Lanzino .... hair stylist
Production Management
Zilla Clinton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pasquale Buba .... first assistant director
Clayton Hill .... second assistant director
John Roddick .... second assistant director
Art Department
William Brewer .... assistant to the production designer
James C. Feng .... set and props (as Jim Feng)
Ed Fountain .... construction coordinator
William H. Franko .... set and props (as William Franko)
Martin Giles .... set and props
John Ivo Gilles .... set and props (as John Gilles)
Michael Gorman .... properties master
Virginia Hildreth .... properties mistress (as Virginia E. Hildreth)
Ellen Hopkins .... scenic painter
Roderick Mayne .... set and props
Michael McMackin .... set and props
Bruce Miller .... assistant to the production designer
Bruce Moore .... set and props
Christine Oagley .... assistant to the production designer
Sound Department
Carl Augenstein .... sound
John Butler .... sound mixer
John Butler .... sound
Fred Christie .... sound recording engineer
Jim Forrester .... sound
Don Garvin .... sound engineer
Richard M. Sieg .... boom operator (as Richard Sieg)
Jack Walworth .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Larry Roberts .... special effects
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
Gary Davis .... stunts
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Art E. Fredenburgh .... stunts (as Art Fredenburgh)
Pat Green .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts (as John Hately)
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Richard Humphreys .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
David Zellitti .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Abeln .... grip
Carl Augenstein .... gaffer
Tom Dubensky .... first assistant camera
Rich Dwyer .... grip
Jim Forrester .... gaffer
Michael Gornick .... camera operator
James Hamilton .... still photographer
Salah Hassanein Jr. .... grip
Brian Haughin .... grip
Lenny Lies .... grip
Ed Marritz .... camera operator: second unit
Nicholas Mastandrea .... key grip (as Nick Mastandrea)
Richard Ricci .... grip
John Rice .... second assistant camera
Russell Rockwell .... camera operator: second unit
Chad Stockdale .... grip
Nick Tallo .... grip
Casting Department
Sharon Ceccatti .... local casting
Jim Wilhelm .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Anderson .... costume construction coordinator
Kathy Grillo .... wardrobe
Howard Kaplan .... wardrobe
Elizabeth Murray .... wardrobe
Nancy A. Palmatier .... wardrobe (as Nancy Palmatier)
Patricia Risser .... wardrobe
Claudia Stephens .... wardrobe (as Claudia Stephens Anderson)
Alison Todd .... wardrobe
David Velasquez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Tony Buba .... assistant editor
Rich Dwyer .... assistant editor
Nicholas Mastandrea .... assistant editor (as Nick Mastandrea)
Music Department
Michelle Camillo .... additional music arranger
Eddy Daniels .... musician
David Franco .... music supervisor
Bill Frisell .... musician
Peter Gordon .... musician
Gordon Gottlieb .... musician
Paul Johnson .... musician
Emmanuel Vardi .... conductor (as Emanuel Vardi)
Transportation Department
P.D. Levy .... transportation coordinator (as Peter Levy)
Michael P. Walsh .... transportation captain
Other crew
Leslie Chapman .... location manager
Marie Fiduccia .... production coordinator
Bruce Gattenbein .... mechanic (as Bruce Gantenbein)
Sandra Jetton .... script supervisor
Tom Madden .... production assistant
Simon Manses .... motorcycle coordinator
Debbie Pinthus .... production assistant
Reid Rosefelt .... publicist
Curtis Sayblack .... production controller
Earl Schriver .... bird handler
Debra Shata .... assistant to producers
Donna Siegel .... assistant to producers
Jim Stephenson .... mechanic
Anne Thompson .... publicist
Susan Vermazen .... location publicity
Holly Hunter .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"George A. Romero's Knightriders" - USA (complete title)
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146 min | Germany:102 min | Finland:141 min (video release) | Finland:115 min (TV) (1988)
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Cameo: [Nick Tallo](who played Jack, The Biker with Seltzer Bottle in Dawn of the Dead (1978)) Appears as a Bearded Customer in a Red Shirt in Big Dollar Offer Cafe scene.See more »
Continuity: When Pip and Angie are hanging posters, the stapler disappears and re-appears in Pip's hands.See more »
Linet:Everybody here made a conscious, adult decision to be here. To be with you. When you go crazy, you force them to rethink that decision. You've got to...
Linet:Change doesn't have to mean compromise. We're bigger now. Things are different. Christ, we've got an overhead.
Billy:Publicity helps the overhead by bringing in more crowds, more suckerheaded American driftwood that can't tell the difference between me and Jim Jones, or Charles Manson, or the Great Wallenda. That kid... that kid thinks I'm Evel Knievel!
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Highly recommended independent film., 16 February 2000
Author: ( from Santa Monica, California

I saw this film when it first came out as a kid and just recently found an out-of-print video on it. The movie still holds up. The acting is quite good, especially Ed Harris, who stands out as the "King Arthur" leader, Billy. Tom Savinni did a good job during the scenes where he "sold out" his image. You could see the transition in his face, sans dialogue. Yes, it does need to be shortened by about twenty minutes, but overall its an enjoyable film with many underlying lessons to learn from. Two outstanding, bittersweet scenes are the "Lancelot" character having to return the woman that loves him back to her home and the transition at the end where Ed Harris gives a young boy, who hero worships him, his sword. The stunts are fantastic as well. Sit back with some popcorn and enjoy! Look for the cameo by Stephen King as the "Loudmouth Spectator."

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