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Louis Gossett Jr.,
A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.
Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There were about 25 ferrets on set, playing the parts of Kodo and Podo. Since ferrets can't really be trained, they were often baited with food to go or look where needed. Four tigers were used to portray Rhu, the main one named Kipling. See more »
When Seth gives Dar an update on Tal's condition he says that he "won't have the use of his left hand for a while". However, Tal was injured in the right shoulder and it is his right arm that is strapped down. See more »
[Dar grabs Kiri from behind as she fearfully looks at Ruh]
Don't move. The beast is fierce. But if we show no fear, we might escape.
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For one of the slew of quickly produced movies of the 80's this one is pretty good. You've got Marc Singer when he was young and fit (not leathery and ancient like in the later movies of this series) and Tanya Roberts who is hot in this film. You've got swordfights, sorcery, the whole works. That said, I did find the ferrets a little annoying, but that's just me.
On the whole the movie works well and there are some touches, like the flying humanoids that envelop and dissolve their prey, that just make the film.
SUMMARY: Hero who can talk to animals sets out to overthrow an evil warlord.
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