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Writers:
Robert E. Howard (character)
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Release Date:
3 July 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Heroes of their time. For all time. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Arnold, Brigitte, Sandahl! See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brigitte Nielsen ... Red Sonja

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Kalidor

Sandahl Bergman ... Queen Gedren
Paul L. Smith ... Falkon (as Paul Smith)

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Prince Tarn
Ronald Lacey ... Ikol
Pat Roach ... Brytag
Terry Richards ... Djart
Janet Agren ... Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Donna Osterbuhr ... Kendra the High Priestess

Lara Lamberti ... 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
Kiyoshi Yamasaki ... Kyobo
Tad Horino ... Swordmaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Holmey ... Warrior (uncredited)

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Bodyguard of Lord Brytag (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Howard (character)

Clive Exton (written by) and
George MacDonald Fraser (written by)

Produced by
Christian Ferry .... producer
A. Michael Lieberman .... executive producer
José López Rodero .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Production Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Art Direction by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... creative makeup
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Laura Fattori .... unit manager
Federico Tocci .... unit manager
Lucio Trentini .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong .... action unit supervisor
Michel Ferry .... assistant director
José López Rodero .... first assistant director
Mauro Sacripanti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Colin Arthur .... fish machine and spider designer and builder
Alvaro Belsole .... chief constructor
Giacomo Calò Carducci .... set dresser (as Giacomo Carducci)
Boni Fraulo .... property master
Carlo Maggi .... chief plasterer
Giulio Tamassy .... chief sculptor
Giuseppe Tortora .... fish machine and spider designer and builder
Maurice Zuberano .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Derek Brechin .... assistant sound editor
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hochman .... sound editor
Sergio Marcotulli .... sound engineer
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer
Ray O'Reilly .... sound re-recording mixer
Franca Silvi .... sound editor
Amelio Verona .... sound mixer
Les Wiggins .... supervising sound editor
Liberata Zocchi .... assistant sound editor
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John K. Stirber .... special effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects
Franco Galiano .... special effects (uncredited)
María Luisa Pino .... special effects/makeup assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Rochlitz .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... matte department
Dennis Glouner .... matte department
Barry Nolan .... additional visual effects and titles
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... foreground miniatures
Bill Taylor .... matte department
Albert Whitlock .... matte shots
 
Stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Sergio Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunt double
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... stunts (uncredited)
Pietro Torrisi .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesare Allione .... camera operator
Augusto Diamanti .... key grip
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... camera operator (as Gianni Fiore Coltellacci)
Gino Pasqualini .... chief lighting technician (as Giorgio Pasqualini)
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Francesco Cinieri .... casting: Rome
Johanna Ray .... casting: Los Angeles
Maude Spector .... casting: London
Nina Axelrod .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emanuela Alteri .... wardrobe painter
Franco Antonelli .... wardrobe coordinator
Thomas Casterline .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Penelope Shaw .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Cesare D'Amico .... music editor
Franco Tamponi .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Enrico Pini .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Vic Armstrong .... action unit supervisor
Giuseppe Cancellara .... armorer
Roberto de Laurentiis .... location manager
Marina De Tiberiis .... production office coordinator: Rome
Maria Federici .... production secretary (as Maria Pia Federici)
Mario Francini .... production assistant
Carlos López .... action unit coordinator (as Juan Carlos Lopez)
Golda Offenheim .... production office coordinator: London
Ernie Reyes Sr. .... martial arts consultant
Francesca Roberti .... script supervisor
Mike Russell .... unit publicist (as Michael Russell)
Stefano Spadoni .... production assistant
Luciano Tartaglia .... assistant accountant
Kiyoshi Yamasaki .... martial arts
Marcello Lanza .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
William Stout .... creature designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Kalidor:I'm not a mercenary. No body pays me. And if I feel someone one owes me, I take it.See more »
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FAQ

Who is the star of this movie? Arnold Schwarzenegger or Brigitte Nielsen?
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Arnold, Brigitte, Sandahl!, 1 March 2009
Author: Linda_S from United States

This is a wonderfully moral sword and sorcery epic. Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays a heroic man of high character unlike the amoral Conan. His portrayal of Kalidor is understated and that makes it WORK.

Brigitte Nielsen while a raw talent, still manages to put this film over.

She is what one expects a Red Sonja to be: a simple, brave, barbarian woman with a sense of loyalty and oath upholding that is so alien to our modern world.

Sandahl Bergman as the nefarious Queen Gedren is marvelous. She has a plum role playing a villainous megalomaniac and she enjoys every minute of it.

Paul Smith and his sidekick Ernie Reyes Jr. almost steal the show, quite charming. Again there is a humanity in Smith's character, this loyalty and taking seriously of an oath that rings true for the imagined world of this sword and sorcery entry.

Tutte Lemkow's portrayal of a wizard is one of the minor roles that is very well done.

Of all the sword and sandal movies I have seen over the years I have a special place for this 1985 film.

It is a feel good movie, romantic, exciting, beautiful scenery and costumes and an excellent ARNOLD film.

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