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The Last Unicorn (1982)

G  |   |  Family, Animation, Fantasy  |  19 November 1982 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Schmendrick (voice)
Prince Lir (voice)
Unicorn / Amalthea (voice)
Molly Grue (voice)
The Butterfly (voice)
Mommy Fortuna (voice)
King Haggard (voice)
Captain Cully / Harpy (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Mabruk (voice)
The Skull (voice)
Brother Theodore ...
Ruhk (voice)
The Cat (voice)
Jack Lester ...
Hunter #1 / Old Farmer / Cully's Men (voice)
The Tree (voice)
Jack Jingley / Cully's Men (voice) (as Edward Peck)


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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The Magical Fantasy Adventure Based on the Bestselling Book. See more »


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Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Último Unicórnio  »

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Rejected, and certainly dispirited, there was one last chance of ever getting The Last Unicorn released, and that was with Jensen Farley Distributors. A deal was struck at The Westwood Marquis hotel. Jensen Farley released the film in 1982, and immediately declared bankruptcy. As of today no profits have been paid to Marble Arch, Rankin Bass, or Walker. See more »


[first lines]
Hunter #2: I dislike the feel of this woods. Creatures that live in a unicorn's forest learn a little magic of their own in time. Mainly concerned with disappearing.
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Classic fantasy.
20 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Last Unicorn stands out as that rarest of beasts: a film far better than the book. This can be attributed to the fact that the book's author, Peter S. Beagle, was forced by the constraints of film to pare his work down to the bare essentials. The Last Unicorn is marketed as a children's film, but it's far more than that -- a tale of redemption, of the search for identity, truth, and lost innocence. Molly Grue's meeting with the Unicorn stands as one of the most poignant moments in cinema.

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