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Writers:
David Wyles
John Smith (narration)
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Release Date:
26 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... King Arthur

Candice Bergen ... Morgan Le Fay

Edward Woodward ... Merlin

Dyan Cannon ... Katherine
Joseph Blatchley ... Mordred

Rupert Everett ... Lancelot

Rosalyn Landor ... Guinevere

Liam Neeson ... Grak
Patrick Ryecart ... Gawain
Philip Sayer ... Agravain
Ann Thornton ... Lady Ragnell
Lucy Gutteridge ... Niniane
Denis Lill ... King Pellinore
John Quarmby ... Sir Kai

Michael Gough ... Archbishop
Milance Avramovic ... Gorgo
Teri Tordai ... Enchanted Queen
Mary Stavin ... Princess

Carole Ashby ... Princess
Alison Worth ... Princess
Peter Blythe ... Guide
Pat Starr ... Woman Passenger
Marie Elise ... 1st Court Lady

Maryam d'Abo ... 2nd Court Lady
Tina Robinson Hansen ... 3rd Court lady (as Tina Robinson)
Pia Constance-Churcher ... Barge Lady
Linda Fontana ... Barge Lady
Christine Hunt ... Barge Lady
Cia Ford ... Barge Lady
Miro Pfeiffer ... Undead Knight
Vlado Spindler ... Boatman
Mise Martinovic ... Niniane's Father
Domagoj Vukusic ... Ragnar (as Tom Vukusic)
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Directed by
Clive Donner 
 
Writing credits
David Wyles 

John Smith (narration)

Produced by
Martin Poll .... producer
Kathryn Stellmack .... co-associate producer
David White .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Gross 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston  (as Denis Lewiston)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Production Design by
Francisco Chianese 
 
Art Direction by
Dusan Jericevic 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton  (as Phyliss Dalton)
 
Production Management
Emil Bolanac .... production manager
Donko Buljan .... production supervisor
John C. Chulay .... production supervisor (as John Chulay)
Paolo Fabbri .... production manager
Milan Stanisic .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mladen Cernjak .... assistant director
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Gordon Daniel .... sound editor
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor
David Hildyard .... sound recordist
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound editor (as Gil Marchant)
Gary Shepherd .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Mathews .... special effects wire technician
Branko Repalust .... armourer
 
Stunts
Petar Buntic .... stunt coordinator
Rok Cvetkov .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Blanshard .... still photographer
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tihomir Marcius .... electrician
Viktor Penezic .... assistant camera
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera
 
Other crew
Jack Barry .... weapons
Sherrie Bradshaw .... assistant production accountant
Nikki Clapp .... continuity
Maureen Holmes .... production accountant
Roy Parkinson .... production coordinator
Nada Pinter .... production secretary
Olga Pogostin .... associate to producer
Zrinka Anic .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Merlin & the Sword" - USA (video title)
"Merlin and the Sword" - Philippines (English title) (theatrical title)
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Runtime:
94 min | USA:180 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tracey Childs was a possible for Guinevere.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Penelope (2006)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Pretty bad, 21 January 2002
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

I guess Dyan Cannon, Macolm McDowell, Edward Woodward, Candy Bergen, Liam Neeson and Rupert Everett must have been in it just for the paycheck. This film is bad-- even for TV. I rented it because I was desperate for a bit of romance for my wife who was ill. Well, it was a stinker. The low budget special effects were out of the three stooges era. The fight scene with King Arthur and the "Undead knight" was a high point, reminding me of Monty Python's Holy Grail. I could go on and on about the abuses to the Arthurian legend but this film is a parody of itself and little more can be said on that account. My biggest disappointment was Candace Bergen who has been a long time fav. Another reviewer here has already noted the shortcoming in her role and we can leave it at that. Neeson was absolutely comical; Everett was ghastly; Woodward was his hambone usual delightful self and Dyan Cannon, (born the same year as myself) was great because she was playing herself. Unless, you're really bored and looking for a lampoon of a costume drama, I might not recommend this one.

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