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Red Sonja (1985)

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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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Ronald Lacey ...
Pat Roach ...
Terry Richards ...
Janet Agren ...
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)
Tutte Lemkow ...
Wizard
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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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Crvena Sonja  »

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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michael Moorcock has mentioned that, if it weren't for a timely intervention by his lawyers, his famous evil weapon Stormbringer might have appeared unauthorised in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Red Sonja and Falkon fight the bandits that captured Prince Tarn, Falkon hits a downed bandit with his bone club and part of the club breaks off upon impact. When he appears on screen again a moment later, the club is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Red Sonja: But why didn't you tell me who you were?
Kalidor: You didn't seem to want a man's help. But you needed it, so that's why I followed you. I had to be sure you reached the talisman.
Red Sonja: I see, I misunderstood. I thought you had another reason.
Kalidor: I did. (He kisses her.)
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Girl-power, action packed, all around good movie
19 July 2001 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie! I know, I know, maybe the acting isn't the BEST we've ever seen, but it's not bad. I loved Brigitte Nielsen in this; she was awesome. And not to mention Ernie Reyes Jr, he was so adorable! I love action movies, and this is an action movie by all means. Arnold was really good too. This movie was really fun and very visual. I really recommend it if you're a fantasy movie nut!


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