The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Adventure  |  30 April 1982 (USA)
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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 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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Know you now of days long past, the time when the world was young, when sorcery thrived and wild adventure was forever in the offing. and of this epoch little is known save that which is veiled in the mist of legend. [UK Video] 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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Last cinema film of George Maharis. See more »


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


[last lines]
Prince Talon: Come now, let's be off. There's a battle in the offing! We've got kingdoms to save and women to love!
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Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »


Referenced in Knights (1993) See more »

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26 September 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

This movie which came out at around the same time as "CONAN THE BARBARIAN" is the better film. It is a rip-roaring fantasy adventure which has elements of Harryhausen's "SINBAD" and "JASON" movies,the graphic violence of "CONAN" and a precursor of the humour and dialogue which would permeate T.V's "HERCULES" and "XENA". Lee Horsley in a career best role plays the warrior hero Talon to perfection and it is a shame that the promised sequel never appeared.The action and fantasy elements are strongly brought to the fore by a superb and rousingly heroic score by David Whittaker which stands alone as a great piece of music in its own right.Director Albert Pyun has never bettered his work here and like everyone involved gives his all to fashion a brilliant slice of 'B' movie entertainment guaranteed to set the pulses racing of anyone,old or young,who ever thrilled to the sight and sounds of swords clashing.Whenever there are kingdoms to be saved,battles to be won and women to love let's hope that heroes like Talon will re-emerge on our screens to fight the good fight.All in all,"THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER" is a thoroughly enjoyable movie....9 out of 10.

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