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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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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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The greatest duel ever fought between deathless courage and endless evil! 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

This film marks the second battle to the death between characters portrayed by Robert Tessier and Earl Maynard. In "The Deep (1977)" the two muscular tough guys fought in a boathouse, at one point using an outboard motor as a weapon. Here, the fight was much shorter, but in both films the outcome was the same. Robert Tessier's characters were killed. See more »

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During Talon's crucifixion, his arms alternate from straight to bent at the elbows. See more »

Quotes

Eric: We never should have followed that bitch in here.
Morgan: Quiet, barnacle. It was those land-lubbers that led us into this trap.
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Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »

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Followed by Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010) See more »

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Terrific entertainment!
6 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully well-done feature with top marks for its value in sheer fun.

If you're not into fantasy, see this anyway as a great swashbuckler a la the Errol Flynn-as-hero genre. (And Lee Horsley even resembles Errol throughout this film, which I was fortunate enough to see theatrically at time of release.)

There are terrific villains galore, rip-roaring adventure, great castles and dungeons, complicated skullduggery, and comeuppance aplenty, all done with delicate humor.

This is great screen entertainment with a '40s-'50s look to it, and that's a compliment. There are no wasted moments. The fast-moving story relies much more on quality writing, acting and expert direction rather than copping out with the sort of elaborate special-effects that producers/directors of such films seem to lean on so heavily now, nearly two decades later.

I think it's a classic, and a model, of its type.

Highly recommended to all except small children.


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