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Ator 2 - L'invincibile Orion
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Release Date:
15 February 1984 (USA) See more »
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A pure action fantasy where good, strength and exotic beauty battle evil. See more »
Plot:
Muscle-bound Ator and his mute Asian sidekick travel from the ends of the Earth to save his aged mentor from the evil mustachioed Zor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Also called Cave Dwellers or REALLY BAD ITALIAN FILM See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator

Lisa Foster ... Mila
David Brandon ... Zor (as David Cain Haughton)
Charles Borromel ... Akronas
Kiro Wehara ... Thong (as Chen Wong)
Robert Black ... High Priest
Donald Hodson ... Village Elder
Stephan Soffer ... Ravani
Nello Pazzafini ... Wallon (as Ned Steinberg)
Osiride Pevarello ... Sandur (as Hershel Curtis)
Sandra Carle ... Old Woman
Nancy Hall ... 1st Maiden
Linette Ray ... 2nd Maiden
Robert Karshin ... 1st Youth
Andy Stradly ... 2nd Youth
Steve Rivers ... 3rd Youth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salvatore Baccaro ... Primitive Man (uncredited)
Dakar ... Dakkar in Flashback (uncredited) (archive footage)
Edward Mannix ... Sander (voice) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Ator (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joe D'Amato  (as David Hills)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe D'Amato  (as David Hills)

Produced by
John Newman .... producer
Alex Susmann .... executive producer
Chris Trainor .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Karl Michael Demer  (as Karl Demer)
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato (director of photography) (as Federico Slonisco)
 
Film Editing by
David Framer 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Art Direction by
John Gregory 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Russel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donatella Donati .... production manager (as Helen Handris)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Morrows .... second assistant director
Sam Stone .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Francis Correl .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... adr director (as Lewis Cianelli)
Wiley Crosby .... production sound recordist
Suzanne D'Amico .... second assistant recordist
May Greenfeld .... sound editor
Robert W. Harris .... assistant recordist (as Bob Harris)
Laurie Kellin .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Frank Avila .... stunts
James Hadley .... stunt coordinator
Fred Peterson .... stunts
Paul Randors .... stunts
Marvin Simons .... stunts
Kevin Strung .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Burrel .... assistant camera
Larry Hessel .... camera operator
Joe Little .... chief electrician
Ed McBride .... assistant camera
Henry Noxley .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Dascovitz .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Shirley Kingston .... assistant editor
Mark Sofield .... apprentice editor
 
Transportation Department
Chuck Mills .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... adr director (as Lewis Cianelli)
Sharon Friendly .... production coordinator
Randy Gleason .... production assistant
Bob Liro .... production assistant (as Bob Libo)
Astrid Miller .... production assistant
Danan Grant Olsey .... production assistant (as Danah Grandsley)
Jean Salzer .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ator 2 - L'invincibile Orion" - Italy (original title)
"Cave Dwellers" - USA (TV title)
"Day of the Sword Man" - Pakistan (English title) (poster title)
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Runtime:
USA:92 min
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Certification:
Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:T | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Director Joe D'Amato made the movie very quickly, in an effort to cash in on the popularity of Conan the Destroyer (1984). D'Amato made the first Ator movie in response to the success of Conan the Barbarian (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: While Ator is hang gliding, a modern city appears at the bottom of one shot.See more »
Quotes:
Ator:Thong, the fish is ready!See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Also called Cave Dwellers or REALLY BAD ITALIAN FILM, 31 October 1999
Author: GeneralB from PA

A bad low budget flick, it is a real pain to watch. The scenes shown in the credits appear to have nothing to do with the rest of the film. For some reason this movie, set in the Middle Ages, features grenades, a hanglider, and an atomic explosion. The main character, Ator, is supposed to be hero because he can defeat puppet snakes and spiders. For some reason the writers decided to name his sidekick "Thong"(or is it "Fong"?). This movie was just another reason to change the channel until MST3K came along, and, as always, made it very enjoyable. At the end, they give a hilarious review of all the film's continuity problems. The film is titled Cave Dwellers when shown in MST.

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