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The Last Unicorn (1982)

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A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

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Schmendrick (voice)
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Prince Lir (voice)
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Unicorn / Amalthea (voice)
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Molly Grue (voice)
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The Butterfly (voice)
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Mommy Fortuna (voice)
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King Haggard (voice)
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Captain Cully / Harpy (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Mabruk (voice)
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The Skull (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
Ruhk (voice)
Don Messick ...
The Cat (voice)
Jack Lester ...
Hunter #1 / Old Farmer / Cully's Men (voice)
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The Tree (voice)
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Jack Jingley / Cully's Men (voice) (as Edward Peck)
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Storyline

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard... Written by L. Hamre

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19 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Último Unicórnio  »

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Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez originally approached Peter S. Beagle with the idea of doing an animated version of his novel, but the project never got going. Les Goldman (a friend of Beagle) also expressed an interest in the adapting the novel. See more »

Quotes

Schmendrick the Magician: Come with me.
Molly Grue: I will.
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Man's Road
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An underrated classic
5 July 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in theaters when I was a kid. I didn't see it again for the longest time until I found it on video recently. I rented it and was instantly reminded of what a wonderful movie this is. I bought my own copy a week later. It's one of the few book-to-movie translations that actually stays true to the spirit of the book. Probably due to the fact that Peter S. Beagle wrote the screenplay. A must-see. Gotta love that theme song!


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