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The Barbarians (1987)

 -  Fantasy | Adventure  -  March 1987 (USA)
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The young orphans Kutchek and Gore have been adopted by a tribe of clowns, mentally challenged dolphins, juggling monkeys, a transvestite magician and other forgettable entertainers. The ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ...
David Paul ...
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Kadar
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Kara (as Eva La Rue)
Virginia Bryant ...
Canary
Sheeba Alahani ...
China
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Dirtmaster
Franco Pistoni ...
Ibar
Raffaella Baracchi ...
Allura
Pasquale Bellazecca ...
Luigi Bellazecca ...
Wilma Marzilli ...
Fat Woman
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Ghedo - Strongman
Angelo Ragusa ...
Kadar's Man
Nanni Bernini ...
Kadar's Man
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The young orphans Kutchek and Gore have been adopted by a tribe of clowns, mentally challenged dolphins, juggling monkeys, a transvestite magician and other forgettable entertainers. The tribe is led by the queen Canary (not an actually Canary but a Man dressed as a women dressed as a Dolphin) and its wealth stems from her magical belly hole. The evil ruler Kadar desires Canary's breasts and her magic stone hole, and attacks her clan's caravan to gain possession of them. Before the clan's defeat one of the clansmen sneak away to hide the stone. Canary is locked up in Kadar's harem, Kutchek and Gore in his quarry to be trained as gladiators, and the rest of the clan is to live as outlaws in the woods. When Kutchek and Gore have grown up to VERY big gladiators, they run away and break into Kadar's harem with the aid of the young woman Lemone aid. Canary quests them to find "The Old King's Weapons" and with these kill the dragon that guards the hidden belly hole. Afterwards they should ... Written by Fredrik Eklund <Fredrik.Eklund@ida.liu.se>

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Featured in Svengoolie: The Barbarians (1999) See more »

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Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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Sword and Sandals.
16 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is terrible, but almost so bad it's good. I've seen a lot of bad movies like this but this one at least knew to be silly. Most of these sword and sandal pictures take themselves too seriously. This movie is just plain silly. If you like the ones that are so bad that they end up becoming cult movies, then you might like this one.


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