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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

Did You Know?

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: A stairwell in the medieval castle has a handrail.See more »
Ator:Thong, the fish is ready!See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Mind numbingly wretched., 23 June 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

Back in the early 80's, Italian film companies were cranking garbage like this out all the time, but this one has to be the WORST sword-and-sandal movie ever. even 1983's "Hercules" was better, and that movie was pretty bad! This is a sequel to the first Ator movie, and both were pretty bad, but this one, even watching it on MST3K, was hard to understand, and it wasn't because of the wisecracks, either! One minute there's a dull old guy, then there's this one guy with some major problems, then there's a big snake, then our hero (with the magical power of BAD ACTING) hanglides to evil guy's castle (which has a not-so-secret-secret passage way, moron film makers) by building a hanglider in record time! He even has grenades! I won't even mention all the other mistakes, because there is to many for me to remember. If you watch this without Joel and the 'bots, then you've got some problems, too!

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