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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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Djart
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Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Donna Osterbuhr ...
Kendra the High Priestess
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Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
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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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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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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crvena Sonja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$284,662, 7 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,948,633
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger himself eschews this movie as one of his worst, yet he (laughingly) claims that it's an excellent disciplinary tool for his children: "I tell them, if they get on my bad side, they'll be forced to watch Red Sonja (1985) ten times in a row. Consequently, none of my kids has ever given me much trouble." See more »

Goofs

When Varna approaches to the rope over the canyon, there are two meshes. She clutches one mesh and slides down the rope. When her pursuers get to the rope, there are three or four meshes. See more »

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the honest shot
15 November 2001 | by 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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