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Release Date:
15 February 1984 (USA) See more »
A pure action fantasy where good, strength and exotic beauty battle evil. See more »
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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  (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:
Laura Gemser ... Indun
Salvatore Baccaro ... Primitive Man (uncredited)
Dakar ... Dakkar in Flashback (uncredited) (archive footage)
Edward Mannix ... Sander (voice) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Ator (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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
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
Joe Little .... chief electrician
Daniele Massaccesi .... camera operator (as Larry Hessel)
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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USA:92 min
Sound Mix:
Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:T | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:16

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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 »
Anachronisms: An extra wears sunglasses while looting and pillaging.See more »
Ator:Thong, the fish is ready!See more »
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Ator fights evil in all forms including puppets., 12 November 2001
Author: Aaron1375

Yes this movie is obviously trying to be a Conan the Barbarian, and what amazes me is that this is a sequel (the people demanded another one?). The first part of the flick is a flashback showing the original. From what I saw it doesn't look worth checking out (and apparently Ator always kills a huge puppet in his movies). Well now Ator lives at the ends of the earth with his mute sidekick Thong. A girl seeks his help as this evil dude has her father in his custody. Let me just say this bad guy is extremely patient as the old guy constantly insults the villian and just prattles on endlessly. The bad guy waits to the very end of the movie and finally smacks the old guy around leaving you to wonder "What took him so long to snap?". Meanwhile, Ator and his sidekick and the gal go through one adventure after another. They fight cavemen, invisible soldiers (don't ask), rent a thugs, and people who worship snakes. Ator also battles a giant snake puppet and hang-glides (again, don't ask). All the while you will be thinking that Conan would kick Ator's butt.

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