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Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 3 July 1985 (USA)
A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her.

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Falkon (as Paul Smith)
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Terry Richards ...
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Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Donna Osterbuhr ...
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Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
Hans Meyer ...
Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni ...
Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stafano Mioni)
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Storyline

The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A woman and a warrior that became a legend. See more »


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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Crvena Sonja  »

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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Sigourney Weaver was considered for Red Sonja. See more »

Goofs

The credits say that the movie is based on characters created by Robert E. Howard (who died in 1936), who created the basic Hyborian setting, as well as the character Conan (who appears here under the name Kalidor), but omit mention of writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Windsor-Smith who created the title character Red Sonja in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Prince Tarn: Why does she fight so hard? She doesn't want to win.
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Referenced in The Flying Doctors: E.T - New Girl in Town (1986) See more »

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I'm glad I gave it a chance
19 June 1999 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Not really my bag as far as movie types go (not really into the fantastical) but I'm glad I saw this film. There seemed to be very little use of stuntpersons or body doubles in the majority of fight scenes. Bridgette Nielsen clearly worked it off to put on a good showing. How Schwarzanegger got top billing I'm not sure, but his limited part was, of course, excellently portrayed. Film quality was fair, considering the fantasy-esque backdrop and the fact that it was shot in the early 80s. I'll go out wide on a limb and give it a couple of stars.

My take: 6.5


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