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Conan the Destroyer -- Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Howard (character)
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Release Date:
29 June 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most powerful legend of all is back in a new adventure. See more »
Plot:
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Conan Sequel: Lots of Muscles, but Lacks 'Muscle'! See more (100 total) »

Cast

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Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Conan

Grace Jones ... Zula
Wilt Chamberlain ... Bombaata

Mako ... Akiro 'The Wizard'

Tracey Walter ... Malak

Sarah Douglas ... Queen Taramis

Olivia d'Abo ... Princess Jehnna (as Olivia D'Abo)
Pat Roach ... Man Ape / Toth-Amon

Jeff Corey ... Grand Vizier

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Togra (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
Bruce Fleischer ... Village Heckler
Ferdy Mayne ... The Leader (as Ferdinand Mayne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

André the Giant ... Dagoth (uncredited)
Angel Ashley ... (uncredited)
Matt Conner ... Zeus (uncredited)
Erik Holmey ... Henchman of Queen Taramis (uncredited)
Terry O'Neill ... Village Heavy (uncredited)
John Sabol ... Warrior in village (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Howard (character)

Roy Thomas (story) &
Gerry Conway (story)

Stanley Mann (screenplay)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... producer
Stephen F. Kesten .... executive producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile 
 
Art Direction by
José María Alarcón 
Kevin Phipps 
 
Costume Design by
John Bloomfield 
 
Makeup Department
Giannetto De Rossi .... creative makeup
Mirella De Rossi .... key hair stylist
Luigi Rocchetti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anuar Badin .... production supervisor
Moira Kelly .... production supervisor
Stephen F. Kesten .... unit production manager
Kuki López Rodero .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Pablo Alonso .... model maker
Ángel Arriola .... model maker
Sante Barelli .... chief painter
Mariano Fernandez Berenguer .... chief plasterer
Jose Bolano .... chief plasterer
Antonio Paramo Campos .... chief plasterer
Vito Consoli .... chief painter
Steve Cooper .... draughtsman
Steve Cooper .... set designer
Antonio De Toro .... chief painter
Giorgio Desideri .... set dresser
Ron Downing .... stand-by prop man
Andrew Holder .... chief sculptor
John Haydn Larson Jr. .... chief sculptor
Tanya Lowe .... apprentice illustrator
Giles Masters .... draughtsman
Jacinto Soria .... model maker
William Stout .... concept designer (as Bill Stout)
Graham Sumner .... property master
Maurice Zuberano .... storyboard artist
Moises Pineda .... production buyer assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ray Alba .... sound editor
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Shelley Brown .... apprentice sound editor
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Scott Burrow .... sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Jones .... assistant sound editor
Jack Kirschner .... sound editor
Edward Malone .... assistant sound editor
Lorane Mitchell .... sound editor
Art Ottinger .... loop dialogue
Keith Stafford .... sound editor
Manuel Topete .... sound mixer
Martin Maryska .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Balandín .... special effects technician
Alfonso Gutiérrez .... special effects technician
Steve Humphrey .... special effects technician
Carlo Rambaldi .... creature designer: Dagoth
Chuck E. Stewart .... special effects technician
John K. Stirber .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Charles L. Finance .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Lloyd .... optical graphics
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... foreground miniatures
 
Stunts
Román Ariznavarreta .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Nate Brown .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunts (as Ignacio Carreño López)
Joaquin Olias Mena .... stunts
José Panizo .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Cory Pierson .... stunts
José María Serrano .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Apache .... key grip
Neil Binney .... camera operator
John Cardiff .... camera operator
Roy Furness .... electrician
Frank Heeney .... gaffer
Gerhard Hentschel .... camera maintenance
Ignazio Maccarone .... practical electrician
John Matthews .... best boy
Roger McDonald .... focus puller
Ron McKay .... electrician
David Tondeur .... clapper loader
George Whitear .... still photographer
René Marquéz .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Sam Kirson .... animator
Gabi Payn .... animator (as Garry Payne)
 
Casting Department
Nina Axelrod .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas Casterline .... wardrobe supervisor
Ana María Infante .... wardrobe mistress
Michael Jones .... milliner
Mary Etta Lang .... dyer
Edward Percival .... cutter
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Douglas Clark .... apprentice film editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant film editor
Deborah Phipps .... assistant cutter (as Debbie Harkness)
Roz Ward .... assistant cutter
 
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... supervising music editor
Angelo Giovagnoli .... musician: french horn solo
Gilbert Marouani .... music consultant
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Basil Poledouris .... conductor
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Arturo Curiel .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ginette Angosse .... assistant: Ms. DeLaurentiis
Craig Campobasso .... production office assistant
Pamela Carlton .... script supervisor
L. Sprague De Camp .... technical advisor
Eduardo De La Grana .... assistant accountant
Ricardo Del Río .... Dagoth crew
Thomas Freman .... assistant accountant
Federica Gallen .... Dagoth crew
Bruno Landis .... Dagoth crew
Lauren Marems .... Dagoth crew (as Laurie Marems)
Michael Menzies .... supervising accountant
Barry Nolan .... supervisor special photographic effects (as Barry A. Nolan)
Debbie Peterson .... production secretary
Juan Clemente Prosper .... location manager (as Juan Clemente)
Jane Rayleigh .... production secretary
Timoteo Nevado Roman .... wrangler
Bruno Rubeo .... Dagoth crew
Robert Schaefer .... title art (as Bob Schaeffer)
Paolo Scipione .... Dagoth crew
Anne Strick .... unit publicist
Steve Townsend .... Dagoth crew
Debbie Van Hoek .... location contact
Kiyoshi Yamasaki .... sword master
Arturo del Río .... production assistant (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez .... wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Harry Kopoian .... airport liaison: Mexico (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"King of Destroyer: Conan Part 2" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:14 | Italy:T | New Zealand:PG | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (1984) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2001) | South Korea:All (1986) (cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (cut) | USA:PG (Certificate #27413) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [André the Giant]the resurrected horned giant.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Just after Conan and Malak are surrounded by Taramis' guards at the start of the film, Malak asks, "Why are they trying to kill us?" As Conan answers, the same line of dialogue can be faintly heard playing again.See more »
Quotes:
Conan:Enough talk!See more »

FAQ

What extended scenes were in the German release?
What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 version and the uncut version?
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53 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Conan Sequel: Lots of Muscles, but Lacks 'Muscle'!, 8 September 2003
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

After the worldwide success of CONAN THE BARBARIAN, it was inevitable that a sequel would be made (director John Milius envisioned the saga as a trilogy, with an aged Conan ruling his own kingdom in the final chapter). But Universal, seeing star Arnold Schwarzenegger as appealing more to younger audiences, did not like the R-rated combination of gore, sex, and machismo philosophy of the first film, so Milius was unceremoniously dumped, and more family-friendly action director Richard Fleischer was brought in to helm CONAN THE DESTROYER.

Working with a script by comic book scribes Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, much of what made the first film so unique was tossed aside. While Milius had Arnold lose weight and study Oriental swordsmanship, in an effort to tone down the bodybuilder look, and make him more flexible and believable as an arena-trained warrior, Fleischer ordered the actor to bulk up as much as possible, hoping to recreate the impossibly-muscled giant painted by Frank Frazetta on the covers of the paperback CONAN novels. Instead of being a taciturn loner, Conan would joke and 'care' about people, with an idiot sidekick (Tracey Walter) to provide comic relief. Bloodletting would be mainly off-camera, sex would consist solely of flashes of cleavage, and any monsters faced would be toned-down so children wouldn't be traumatized. While all this succeeded in garnering a PG rating, the end result was less Robert Howard's barbarian, more the generic B-movie hero seen in the dozens of imitations CONAN THE BARBARIAN had inspired.

The plot is simple; Cruel but beautiful Queen Taramis (SUPERMAN I and II villainess Sarah Douglas) promises to revive Conan's dead love, Valeria, if he'll lead virgin Princess Jehnna (Olivia d'Abo) and her bodyguard (basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain), on a quest to steal a giant diamond, and use it to recover a horn that will bring god Dagoth to life. Joined by his sidekick, Malak, a wizard (Mako), and a female warrior (Grace Jones), the group faces the usual array of monsters, wizards, and enemy soldiers, and defeats them all, succeeding in the quest...but Conan discovers, nearly too late, that the bodyguard has been ordered to murder him, after the horn is retrieved, and that Jehnna is to be sacrificed as part of the process of reviving Dagoth...

While the fight between Conan and Toth-Amon (Pat Roach), in a hall of mirrors, is well-staged and exciting, much of the rest of the film seems flat, with one scene, of Conan blind drunk at a campfire, ridiculously out of character and silly.

CONAN THE DESTROYER didn't achieve anywhere near the success of the original, but Schwarzenegger had no reason to worry; his next film would be a low-budget SF thriller called THE TERMINATOR, and he was about to become a superstar!

A footnote to CONAN...in early 2003, Schwarzenegger and John Milius tentatively agreed to bring CONAN THE KING, the final chapter of the saga, to the screen...With the original director's vision, and the improvements in FX that CGI has provided, we may yet see the ULTIMATE Conan film reach the screen, if Arnold's political career doesn't take precedence!

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