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The Last Unicorn (1982)

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

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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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The word 'Schmendrick' (the name of the inept magician voiced by Alan Arkin) is based on the Yiddish slang word "schlemiel", which means "unlucky bungler". See more »

Quotes

[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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Now That I'm A Woman
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Mia Farrow
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8 January 2005 | by (Michigan, United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite movies. I grew up watching this movie and cherished it. The characters are timeless and the quotes from this movie are so moving. The things that the characters say are so real and true to life. They often reflect some of what's in my own soul and I love that. I read earlier that one of the other reviewers compared this to a Hayao Miyazaki and I would totally have to agree. It has the same elements of the films, the whole reality without the happy ending thing, but it's not sad either. As Schmendrick says, "There are no happy endings because nothing ends." I admire Peter S. Beagle for not only writing a fabulous book by the same title, but for writing this fabulous screenplay as well. I must admit, I'm a bit hesitant to see the upcoming movie for fear it will ruin the old one. I wonder what they will do about songs. America's songs are timeless. They take you to another place and you are part of the magical world that is created for you through animation. While my family is sick of me watching it all the time still and my roommates are definitely tired of me watching it, I will continue to do so since this is a movie that can be watched over and over without anyone getting tired of it. Fabulous. Definitely give it two thumbs way up! Huzzah!


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