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Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by)
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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 »
NewsDesk:
(319 articles)
Red Sonja: new movie version is being fast-tracked
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Movie News: New 'Red Sonja' on Its Way; 'Lord of the Rings' Touted for New TV Series
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Remake For "Red Sonja"
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Good Spin Off From Conan Series See more (98 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)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by)

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

Roy Thomas  comic book (uncredited)
Barry Windsor-Smith  comic book (uncredited)

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
Renato Casaro .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Brechin .... assistant sound editor
Jay M. Harding .... re-recording mixer
Paul Hochman .... sound editor
Sergio Marcotulli .... sound engineer
William L. McCaughey .... re-recording mixer
Ray O'Reilly .... 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)
William Parnell .... sound editor (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
 
Location Management
Roberto de Laurentiis .... location manager
 
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
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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #27783) | West Germany:12 (theatrical and VHS rating) (cut)
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Trivia:
Arnold Schwarzenegger signed up for a glorified cameo, as a favor to producer Dino De Laurentiis. Much to his surprise, he was stuck on the set for four weeks, three weeks longer than expected. He discovered after watching a rough cut of the movie that his role had been expanded to co-star, thanks to crafty angles and multiple cameras. Soon after, Schwarzenegger decided to terminate his 10-year contract with De Laurentiss.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Red Sonja and her companions are climbing a sheer wall to enter Queen Gedren's castle, her hair and clothing items are hanging "into" the wall, revealing that the actors are in fact crawling across the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Red Sonja:Falkon, may I give you a word of advice? Put him over your knee and beat some manners into him.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Detention (2011)See more »

FAQ

Who is the star of this movie? Arnold Schwarzenegger or Brigitte Nielsen?
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34 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Good Spin Off From Conan Series, 11 January 2005
Author: DeathSlayer from Perth, Australia

I'm a great fan of the Conan series and of course my favourite is the first of the series "Conan the Barbarian". I bought Red Sonja on DVD for only $9.95 and I was surprised to find as entertaining as the first two Conan films. Arnold Schwarzenegger executed his character outstanding throughout the fight scenes and as Kalidor even though the film was focused on Red Sonja. Brigitte Nielsen was beautiful and played Red Sonja perfectly to heighten the suspense and action through the fight scenes. The Film quality was good into creating a fantasy environment. The Action scenes in this film was the main part that me through this film even though its PG there's enough blood for the warmongers to enjoy. To conclude whoever loves Barbaric films such as the Conan films or Kull the Conqueror this is the film for you.

Conan The Barbarian (1982) 8/10 Conan The Destroyer (1984) 6/10 Red Sonja (1985) 6/10

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