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The Barbarians (1987)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Adventure  |  March 1987 (USA)
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Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ...
David Paul ...
Kara (as Eva La Rue)
Virginia Bryant ...
Sheeba Alahani ...
Franco Pistoni ...
Raffaella Baracchi ...
Pasquale Bellazecca ...
Luigi Bellazecca ...
Wilma Marzilli ...
Fat Woman
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Ghedo - Strongman
Angelo Ragusa ...
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Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

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Fantasy | Adventure


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Release Date:

March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los bárbaros  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$800,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The role of the Bear Creature was actually played by a costume designer named Lucas Gunn. He worked on several aspects of the costumes used in the movie, but this was his very first creature design, as such he wanted to play the extra role of the creature (a very short role to be sure). After the movie released the part in which the bear creatures head is toyed with by the twins, became a fan favorite spawning several common references in internet memes etc. See more »


Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
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Looking back at filming The Barbarians twenty years later...
15 August 2007 | by (Hawai`i) – See all my reviews

I was China in this film. I choose the screen name Sheeba Alahani because I was modeling at the time in Italy and they couldn't pronounce my real name correctly, so I choose Sheeba and then added Alahani since it was similar to Alohalani.

I had never acted before (and it shows), but it was so much fun to film. They gave me "acting lessons" each morning (which obviously were not useful). They dubbed my voice (thank goodness).

David and Peter were a blast on the set, full of good humor and jokes. This film was never meant to be taken seriously, it was a tax write off according to inside information.

I give it a 1 because I have a sense of humor, but a 10 for the fun I had "acting" in it.

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