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Release Date:
26 April 1985 (USA) See more »
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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  (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)

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
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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94 min | USA:180 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Filmed in 1982 but not aired until 1985.See more »
Morgan Le Fay:And it is this manliness which will be his undoing. Manliness is a complex mixture: stupidity, courage and persistence. A potion I've not been able to find for you.See more »
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what the ....?, 25 December 2004
Author: T Y from United States

I thought (I recall) that lifelong-super-dingbat Dyan Cannon was responsible for this atrocity. It was about this time I began to detest her hopelessly cheerful, west-coast, idiocy. She has a brand of brewed-in-California, positive-vibes only, spacy on & off-topic blather that she employs to derail every conversation she particpates in.

I remember watching a bit of this with my mouth hanging open. There is a particularly appalling scene/effect with Cannon and Merlin holding hands and spinning in the cave for some unknown purpose.

What on earth is Malcolm MacDowell doing in this? It really has to be seen to be believed. One of the worst made-for-TV movies ever!

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