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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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Paul L. Smith ...
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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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's character of Kalidor was originally to have been a reprisal of Conan (the star of the comic book where Red Sonja first appeared), but the film did not acquire the rights to this name. An unofficial explanation endorsed by fans is that Kalidor is one of Conan's "traveling names," a common feature of multi-national mythical/legendary heroes such as Zeus aka Jupiter and J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf aka Mithrandir. See more »

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When Kalidor lifts Prince Tarn into the air with one arm, the wire attached to Tarn's back is visible. See more »

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Brytag: This is my land. All that pass through pay me tribute.
Red Sonja: How much, Brytag?
Brytag: Who mentioned money? Tribute, I said. The tender kind all women pay to Brytag.
Red Sonja: (drawing her sword) Suppose I don't. Suppose, instead, I open up that great, fat belly of yours?
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Reminds me of the good-old Drive-In movie days.
5 December 2003 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie gets better with age. If you've got a sense of humor and don't need Industrial Light and Magic special effects, the combination of actors (all playing off the winsome Brigette Nielson) makes this a fun movie to see again...or for the first time.

It's probably also the movie that got Arnold in hot water during the "recall."


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