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The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

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.

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Cast

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Lee Horsley ...
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Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale)
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Machelli
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Cromwell
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Xusia
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Rodrigo
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Verdugo
Nina van Pallandt ...
Malia (as Nina Van Pallandt)
Anna Bjorn ...
Elizabeth
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Craccus
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Malcolm
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Darius
Russ Marin ...
Mogullen
Earl Maynard ...
Morgan
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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.

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A kingdom ruled by evil. A princess enslaved by passion. A warrior driven by justice. See more »


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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La espada y el hechicero  »

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$39,103,500 (USA)
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Trivia

In Norman Winski's novelization of the screenplay, Talon (Lee Horsley) is spreadeagled and bound face-up -- "stripped to a mere dirty loincloth" -- on a table-top at Cromwell's wedding feast. In the movie, however, Talon is bound upright to an X-shaped cross at the end of the table. See more »

Goofs

The spear Rodrigo throws at the oil bearer is sticking out of the man's back at an odd angle, revealing that it's two pieces. See more »

Quotes

Princess Alana: Is your sword for hire?
Prince Talon: I hope so.
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Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »

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User Reviews

 
At last ... Worthwhile mindless entertainment!
18 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's not to like? A great balance among all the elements of what makes film fun. Lee Horsley resembles Errol Flynn, and Robert Tessier fills the screen and steals every scene, as always. Richard Lynch curls his lip a lot, the sneering Jay Robinson is on board, and the special effects don't interfere with the plot, as in today's SFX-o-ramas. Plenty of gorgeous gals in great costumes, and without great costumes. Shakespearean skullduggery abounds everywhere, buckles get swashed, and people walked out of the theatre saying "I thought they didn't know how to make them like that anymore." (Hey, wait a minute ... we're STILL saying that!) Highly recommended!


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