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Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  3 July 1985 (USA)
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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 ...
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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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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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It is commonly believed that Robert E. Howard created the character of Red Sonja in one of his Conan short stories. In reality, he created a character with a similar name (Red Sonya) appeared in "Shadow of the Vulture," a story set in 16th-century Turkey with no Conan connections. This was the namesake of the famous "Red Sonja" who first appeared in a Conan comic book written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith. 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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Swordmaster: Hatred of men in a lovely young woman... Such could be your downfall.
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Swordmaster: Those words would have brought music to my heart, thirty years ago.
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the honest shot
15 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

you know, i gave this movie an eight. yeah. really. i shouldn't have, but i did, and it's because it's a feel good movie, and better then that "santa clause: the motion picture," thing, even though santa and sonja are both kinda red. sort of. like, whenever you're watching it, you have this stark realization that life isn't so bad, that the vapors vapping your inner peace are really just the nasty shrimp you ate for dinner. i don't recommend shrimp for dinner or any time else. but shrimps are red, like sonja, and "red sonja," unlike shrimp, is worth it if only for some of the sword play and the fallen limbs, heads, rocks, etc. plus there's a bunch of scars and costumes, and costumes that are scars. oh, and arnold lifts a bunch of stuff too.


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