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Release Date:
30 April 1982 (USA) See more »
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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 »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Lee Horsley ... Talon

Kathleen Beller ... Alana

Simon MacCorkindale ... Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale)

George Maharis ... Machelli

Richard Lynch ... Cromwell

Richard Moll ... Xusia

Anthony De Longis ... Rodrigo

Robert Tessier ... Verdugo
Nina van Pallandt ... Malia (as Nina Van Pallandt)
Anna Bjorn ... Elizabeth

Jeff Corey ... Craccus

Joseph Ruskin ... Malcolm

Joe Regalbuto ... Darius
Russ Marin ... Mogullen
Earl Maynard ... Morgan

George Murdock ... Quade
John Davis Chandler ... Guard 1
Emily Yancy ... Ban Urlu
Christopher Cary ... King Richard

Peter Breck ... King Leonidas

Alan Caillou ... King Sancho
Michael Evans ... King Ludwig
Jay Robinson ... King Charles
Simmy Bow ... The Cardinal

Reb Brown ... Phillip

Erik Cord ... Eric (as Eric Cord)
JoJo D'Amore ... A Drunk (as Jo-Jo D'Amore)
Steve Davis ... Thogan
Anthony Farrar ... Young Mikah

Greg Finley ... Rumbolt

George Fisher ... Ninshu
Tammi Furness ... Myra
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... Renquo (as Hubie Kerns)
Leonard P. Geer ... Cornellus (as Lennie Geer)
Michael Hoit ... Red Dragon Archer 1
James Jarnigan ... Young Talon
Edgy Lee ... Acolyte
Charlie Messenger ... Pablo
Shelley Taylor Morgan ... Bar-Bro

Christina Nigra ... Young Elizabeth
Buckley Norris ... Bartender
Patrick O'Moore ... Devereux

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Kabal (as Thomas Rosales)

Gina Smika Hunter ... Young Alana (as Gina Smika)
Alvah Stanley ... Sades
Mark Steffan ... Sades Aide
William Watson ... Karak
Barry Chase ... Tavis
Corinne Calvet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Corey Burton ... (voice) (uncredited)
Suzy Mandel ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Pyun 
 
Writing credits
Tom Karnowski (screenplay) &
John V. Stuckmeyer (screenplay) (as John Stuckmeyer) &
Albert Pyun (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert S. Bremson .... executive producer
Brandon Chase .... producer
Marianne Chase .... producer
Tom Karnowski .... co-producer
Michael Kelly .... associate producer
Gerald T. Olson .... associate producer
Mark L. Rosen .... producer
John V. Stuckmeyer .... co-producer (as John Stuckmeyer)
Kenneth Yates .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Casting by
Jerold Franks  (as Jerry Franks)
Al Onorato 
 
Art Direction by
George Costello 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Caso 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Boyar 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects (as Allan Apone)
Greg Blocker .... makeup assistant: special effects
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Cannom)
Anthony Esposito .... hair designer (as Anthony E. Esposito)
Jeff Kinney .... makeup assistant: special effects
Karen Kubeck .... assistant makeup artist
David B. Miller .... makeup assistant: special effects (as David Miller)
Kenny Myers .... makeup assistant: special effects (as Kenney Myers)
Robin L. Neal .... assistant makeup artist
Ve Neill .... head makeup artist
Pamela Peitzman .... assistant makeup artist
Francisco X. Pérez .... special makeup effects (as Frank Carrisosa)
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist
Ronald W. Smith .... hair stylist (as Ron Smith)
Douglas J. White .... special makeup effects (as Douglas White)
Vera Yurtchuk .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Allen Alsobrook .... unit production manager (as Alan Alsobrook)
Tom Karnowski .... production manager (as Thomas F. Karnowski)
John V. Stuckmeyer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Ross Bush .... first assistant director
Lisa C. Cook .... third assistant director (as Lisa Cook)
Marshall Harvey .... second unit director
Brenda Haverstock .... second assistant director
Richard Washington .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Larz Anderson .... property constructor
Barbara Benz .... draperies
Mike Bingham .... construction coordinator
Kimberly Buckley .... property assistant (as Kim Buckley)
Jay Burkhart .... set dresser
Charles Chiodo .... sculptor
Stephen Chiodo .... sculptor (as Steve Chiodo)
Christina Cocek .... art assistant (as Christine Cocek)
Charlie Edwards .... art assistant
Paul A. Edwards .... set painter (as Paul Edwards)
Tommy Estridge .... set dresser
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... set dresser (as Trish Gallagher)
Lauren Hanson .... art assistant
David E. Harshbarger .... set dresser
Roger Holzberg .... property master
Steve Homsey .... property constructor
Roger Horn .... property assistant
Steve Jezewski .... property constructor (as Steve Jezevski)
Mike Jones .... sculptor
Elroy Payne .... tri-bladed sword construction
Dena Roth .... assistant art director
Stephen Andrew Schwartz .... set dresser (as Steve Schwartz)
Richard Scott .... art assistant (as Rick Scott)
Chuck Taylor .... property constructor
Gregory R. Wolf .... set dresser (as Greg Wolf)
Ron Woods .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Sherrie Bayer .... sound effects editor
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... sound effects editor
Graham Harris .... sound effects supervisor
Joseph Holsen .... sound effects editor (as Joe Holsen)
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Minkler)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Olson .... boom operator
Don Sanders .... production sound mixer
Frank Serafine .... special sound effects (as Frank Serafini)
Kevin Williams .... boom operator
Simon Harris .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Carter .... special effects supervisor
Chuck Henderson .... special effects
Floyd Keeney .... special effects
Richard Washington .... special effects
Harry Woolman .... special effects consultant
Terry Woolman .... special effects
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
John Ashby .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Norman Blankenship .... stunts (as Norm Blankenship)
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunts (as Robert Braver)
Fred Brookfield .... stunts
Alex Brown .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophrey Brown)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
John Cade .... stunts
David Cadiente .... stunts
Hank Calia .... stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (as Dave Cass)
Michael Cassidy .... stunts
Denise Cheshire .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Jodie Davis .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (as Bennie Dobbins)
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Ted Duncan .... stunts
Dick Durock .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Tony Epper .... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Farrandini)
Ralph Garrett .... stunts
Dick Geary .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Bob Harris .... stunts
Bill Hart .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Eddie Hice .... stunts (as Ed Hice)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Harold Jones .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts (as Henry King)
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts (as Julius Le Fleur)
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts (as Bill Mc Intosh)
Troy Melton .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts (as Bob Miner)
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
Joe Nowak .... stunts
Gerald Okamura .... stunts
Ron Oliney .... stunts
Regis Parton .... stunts (as Reggie Parton)
Mary Peters .... stunts
Larry Randall .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts (as Walt Robles)
George Robotham .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (as Fred Schweiller)
Alex Sharp .... stunts
John Sherrod .... stunts
Eddie Smith .... stunts (as Eddy Smith)
Paul Stader .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Joe Stone .... stunts
Clifford Strong .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts
Jack Tyree .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Michael Vendrell)
Greg Walker .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts (as Rock Walker)
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunts (as Kim Washington)
Richard Washington .... stunt coordinator
Richard Washington .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
James Winburn .... stunts (as Jim Winburn)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Mark Yerkes .... stunts
Brandon Pender .... stunts (uncredited)
Jonathan Pendragon .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Baldino .... assistant camera: second unit
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Michael Brennan .... grip (as Mike Brennan)
Scott Buttfield .... rigging crew
James L. Carter .... photographer: second unit (as Jim Carter)
Alan Caso .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Alan Caso .... photographer: second unit
Mike Connors .... rigging crew
Paul Elliott .... assistant camera: second unit (as Paul Elliot)
Robert K. Feldmann .... rigging gaffer (as Robert Feldman)
Sam Gart .... first assistant camera
Gary Graver .... additional photographer
Jim Grce .... best boy
Lawrence Karman .... lamp operator (as Larry Karman)
Larry Markart .... assistant camera: second unit
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician
Mike Moad .... best boy grip
Tracy Neftzger .... dolly grip (as Tracy A. Neftzger)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip (as Tracy A. Neftzger)
David W. Nims .... best boy grip (as Dave Nims)
Bruce M. Pasternack .... assistant camera: second unit (as Bruce Pasternak)
Stephen L. Posey .... photographer: second unit (as Steve Posey)
Patrick Prince .... still photographer (as Jon Patrick Prince)
Gary Shore .... lamp operator (as Gary A. Shore)
Phil Stone .... grip
Thomas Vanghele .... second assistant camera (as T.P. Vanghele)
Jerry Workman .... lighting consultant
Arledge Armenaki .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Cronin .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting (as Charles Messenger)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fred Choung .... ban urlu costume
Mai Britt Ellingson .... wardrobe assistant
Mary Goodson .... wardrobe assistant (as Mary Williamson)
Audrey Kasof .... wardrobe assistant
Fred Lieberman .... chain mail
Caroline Roat .... costume coordinator
Roberta Tapley .... wardrobe assistant
Tony Tierney .... klaw masks
 
Editorial Department
Terry Frankle .... assistant editor (as Terrie Frankle)
Bert Glatstein .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Fred Aronow .... music editor
David Whitaker .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Chambers .... driver
Marcelle 'Kitty' Dutton .... transportation co-captain (as Marcelle 'Kitty' Touchard)
Gary Grace .... driver
Joel Greene .... driver
Jimmie Holland .... driver (as Jimmy Holland)
Victor Kloster .... driver (as Vic Kloster)
Lawrence Markham .... transportation captain (as Larry Markham)
Jack Williamson .... driver
Robert Yamasaki .... driver
 
Other crew
Sheryl Abelew .... production assistant
Neil Abramson .... production assistant
Larry Ackerman .... production accountant
Frank Barron .... unit publicist
Robert S. Bremson .... presenter
Jim Brockett .... animal wrangler
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Richard Burton .... craft service
Charles Chiodo .... fabricator
Stephen Chiodo .... fabricator (as Steve Chiodo)
Dave Cook .... craft service
Nazareth Dairian .... production assistant (as Nazareth Dairien)
Anthony De Longis .... sword trainer
Jim Doyle .... cask of heads design
Richard Fezzey .... production assistant
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production accountant (as Cathy Gibson)
James Gierman .... production assistant
David B. Goldenberg .... production assistant (as David Goldenberg)
Ted Grouya .... production assistant (as Ted C. Grouya)
Roger Holzberg .... special weapons design
Mike Jones .... fabricator
Fred Lieberman .... chain mail
Dana MacDuff .... assistant to producers (as Dana Mac Duff)
Terri Martin .... production coordinator (as Terri Sue Martin)
Melinda McRae .... production accountant (as Melinda Mc Rae)
Gerald Okamura .... klaw weapons
John Olson .... production assistant
Regis Parton .... fencing tutor (as Reggie Parton)
Stine Schyberg .... production assistant
Tony Shields .... animal wrangler
Terry Smulen .... production coordinator
John Spencer .... weapons master
Don Steel .... production assistant
Mark Tarnawsky .... location manager
Tony Tierney .... klaw masks
Carole Van Dusen .... craft service
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Mike Brenner .... appreciation: fondly
Roger Darin .... appreciation: fondly
Tom Hicks .... appreciation: fondly
Jack Kindberg .... grateful appreciation
Leslie Morson .... appreciation: fondly
Douglas Shackelton .... grateful appreciation
Jack Tyree .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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100 min | USA:99 min
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The producers wanted Oliver Reed to narrate the movie, but were dissatisfied with his performance and replaced him with Simon MacCorkindale.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Why did not talon take his rightful place as the king of the emipre at the end of the movie? he was afterall richards son
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A joy to watch again and again, 4 October 2001
Author: Steve Gough from Burmingem, England

"I have a debt to pay" ... for 15 years of viewing pleasure. This film is an absolute joy, untarnished by repeated viewings, sadly overshadowed by Schwarzeneger's vastly inferior Conan movies, and unreasonably critically trashed alongside truly terrible contemporary low budget thud and blunder efforts. The script creaks more than the plot, but reigned in from the curse of camp by director Albert Pyun the actors deliver their lines with a straight face and leave the the audience to find the comedy themselves. Almost a dictionary definition of "ahead of its time", the film is a blueprint for the success of Sam Raimi's Hercules and Xena, right down to the use of Australian bit players. Effects like the demon sorceror's tomb might be managed better technically today, but no more atmospherically, and the closing sword battle is a triumph. The performances are eccentric and electric, and you could not wish for a more motley crew of cut-throats and sidekicks. Richard Lynch eats the scenery with unalloyed zeal, and quite simply more of Lee Horsley as Talon would have made the movie world a better place.

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