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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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Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale)
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Machelli
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Rodrigo
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Verdugo
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Malcolm
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Mogullen
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,798,879, 25 April 1982, Limited Release

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$39,103,425
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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

During Talon's crucifixion, his arms alternate from straight to bent at the elbows. 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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Crazy Credits

Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »

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Referenced in Machete Kills (2013) See more »

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At last ... Worthwhile mindless entertainment!
18 October 1999 | by 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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