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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)
Roy Thomas (story) ...
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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 »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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)
Joaquín Olías .... stunts (as Joaquin Olias Mena)
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:
Writers Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, who wrote the original story treatment for this movie, were deeply displeased by the final screenplay by Stanley Mann and the finished film, so they made their story into the graphic novel CONAN: THE HORN OF AZOTH, published in 1990, with art by Mike Docherty. The names of the characters were changed to untie the graphic novel from the movie: Dagoth became Azoth, Jehnna became Natari, Zula became Shumballa, Bombaata became Strabo, Toth-Amon became Rammon, and the characters of Queen Taramis and The Leader were combined into sorcerer Karanthes, father of Natari.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Conan is fighting Man Ape and discovers that breaking the glass panes hurts him, it cuts to a shot of his friends behind one of the panes, and Malak says, "That's exactly what I would have done, exactly." His lips don't match the words at all.See more »
Quotes:
Jehnna:How do you attract a man? What I mean is, suppose you set your heart on somebody. What would you do to get him?
Zula:Grab him! And take him!
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Movie Connections:
References Blazing Saddles (1974)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?
Is Queen Taramis the rescued King's daughter from Conan the Barbarian?
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70 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid..., 18 August 2000
Author: Shield-3 from Kansas City, MO, USA

Oh, I can understand why "Conan the Destroyer" is the way it is. The original, classic "Conan the Barbarian" was a hit, but the Hollywood bigwigs decided they could get x-amount more money if they made a more family-friendly sequel, thereby opening the franchise to the lucrative kid's market (never mind that, for as long as there have been "restrictive" movie ratings, kids have known how to get to see the movies they want). Take out the sex, tone down the violence, crank up the humor, and... out comes this movie.

It's like "Destroyer" is stuck in a state of half-development. The basic storyline would be okay, but the script gives Conan a coterie of unneccessary sidekicks (as if Conan were not a strong enough character to carry a movie by himself). Grace Jones is interesting to look at but gets tiresome VERY fast; the cowardly sidekick gets more irritating by the second; Mako wears this expression like he's only in this one for the money. Olivia d'Abo is just plain miscast: it's like she's a marker that should read "Insert More Interesting Character in Second Draft." Arnold Schwarzenegger does a competent job as Conan, but we don't see the raw power and brute force of the first movie. There is a thin line between competence and complacency, between an actor and a star; it took Roger Moore six years to get to that point in the James Bond series, while Schwarzenegger reaches the same point with Conan in two.

I think part of the problem is whether or not the Conan concept is flexible enough to become family fare, and my answer is "no." Fans of Robert E. Howard's Conan work know his Cimmerian is a very rough-edged hero, a cunning, hard-drinking, hard-fighting man, and the first Conan movie captured that essence. To change him into the simple-minded do-gooder of "Conan the Destroyer" is to destroy what Conan is all about, and the movie suffers for it.

Is "Conan the Destroyer" worth watching? Yes. For someone who knows absolutely nothing about Conan, I suppose it can be a harmless sword-and-sorcery popcorn flick. For Conan fans, it's kind of like "Legend of the Lone Ranger" for Lone Ranger fans: an irresistible example of just how badly Hollywood can treat your favorite character.

I just hope that if there is ever another Conan movie (not likely, thanks to "Destroyer"), the producers will concentrate on following the style of "Conan the Barbarian" and just ignore this one.

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