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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)
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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  »

Box Office

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$1,798,879 (USA) (25 April 1982)

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$39,103,425 (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 »

Goofs

Despite being crucified with large metal spikes, Talon's hands have no signs of damage during his sword fights afterwards. See more »

Quotes

[to the Sorcerer]
Titus Cromwell: How do we know a toad like you even has the power to aid us?
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Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »

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Another Guilty Pleasure
7 June 2002 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

The main reason this movie was even made was that they wanted it to be in theaters at around the same time as the film "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982. Believe it or not, both films were even released by the same studio! If the films had been made thirty years earlier, they would have been released as a double feature. They were part of a wave of sword fight pictures that included "Excalibur" and "Dragonslayer." Without a lot of fanfare, "Sword and the Sorcerer" managed to become a minor hit. One of the cast members was on a talk show and confessed that the success of the film was a surprise because that person thought it was not very good.

I enjoyed the action scenes and some of the humor. It has some good one-liners. The second half also has generates a fair amount of tension concerning the whereabouts of the sorcerer mentioned in the title. I also liked how the forces came together randomly for the climatic battle scenes. True, the film has many flaws, but it still works for me as an enjoyable adventure. It is the kind of thing I watch on a Friday night to ease me into the weekend.

Add me to the list of those disappointed that the sequel promised in the closing credits was never made.


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