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The Barbarians (1987)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Adventure  |  March 1987 (USA)
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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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Fantasy | Adventure

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Los bárbaros  »

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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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Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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Highly enjoyable, tongue in cheek sword & sorcery
12 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was directed by Ruggero Deodato, a true icon to many horror film fans after he directed the seminal and notorious Cannibal Holocaust. However, don't expect to find any such notoriety in the film reviewed here as it proves to be incredibly tame in comparison and plays more like a Conan inspired outing for a young audience.

Such a description may instantly put off most fans of the whole Conan inspired Sword & Sorcery genre but before you turn your nose up at this, it has to be said, this movie is just so much fun!

It's mostly played for laughs and features two HUGE and highly likable heroes in the form of David and Peter Paul aka. the Barbarian Brothers who both seem to be having a ball with their characters.

B-Movie favourite Richard Lynch turns up as the main villain in the piece and it's also great to see roles for Big George Eastman and Michael Berryman.

Added to this, the ladies are stunning to behold and suitably scantily attired throughout the films duration (a staple and much welcomed ingredient in the genre!)

What can I say, - this simply is a really fun and lighthearted take on the genre and I recommend it wholeheartedly!


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