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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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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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Release Date:

30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La espada y el hechicero  »

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$39,103,500 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last cinema film of George Maharis. See more »


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


Prince Talon: I have no quarrel with you. Out of my way.
Xusia: Cromwell is mine!
Prince Talon: Now we have a quarrel.
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Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »


Featured in Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure (1988) See more »

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One Helluva fun flick!
9 January 2001 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

When this one came out, Hollywood and the networks were shooting out Sword & Sorcery projects as fast as they could get made, hoping to cash in on Dungeons and Dragons game and the Conan flick. Well, aside from DRAGONSLAYER, SWORD AND THE SORCEROR is the best of them all. Where CONAN was bloated and self-important to the point of pomposity, this one is a fun ride with nary a slow moment. Even better, it actually has a plot that makes you think!

Oh, have to disagree with one comment about half-naked women.... Kathleen Beller is COMPLETELY naked when Talon crashes into the harem, escaping the guards.

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