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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Howard (character)
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Release Date:
3 July 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Mildly entertaining if not taken too seriously 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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Color (Technicolor) | Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
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:
Brytag:I'm going to feed your eyes to the birds, red-hair!
Red Sonja:I don't need eyes to find you, I can smell you at a hundred paces!
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FAQ

Who is the star of this movie? Arnold Schwarzenegger or Brigitte Nielsen?
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24 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Mildly entertaining if not taken too seriously, 12 June 2004
Author: ColonelFaulkner

Have just seen this film for the first time after purchasing it on DVD

It comes across as a cheap attempt to cash in on the two Conan movies.

Unfortunately, this film didn't appear to have the same budget as the Conan films and hence some of the sets and effects aren't as flash and some scenes seem hurried.

Nielsen is OK to look at but unfortunately she couldn't act if a gun was put to her head.

Arnie's supporting role looked like it was done as a favor to director Fleischer, who also directed Conan the Destroyer. Maybe Arnie wasn't confident that he would go on to headline films like Predator, Total Recall, T2, etc.

Some of the female guardians of the talisman early in the film looked like they were struggling to lift their swords and the looks on their faces suggested they were having great fun making this film. I couldn't be so jovial if I was fighting for my life.

All this aside, this film required very little concentration to watch and was mildly entertaining. I've seen a lot worse. Two stars.

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