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 ...
Kadar's Man
Nanni Bernini ...
Kadar's Man


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.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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Good Dumb Fun!
6 May 2001 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie maybe really bad, but it is alot of fun. The bad acting and poor direction enhance the film's hystericalness. The twins are very funny in their Conanesque roles. If you go into this film expecting the first Conan or Excalibur, than you will hate it. If you watch it while in a good mood and accept it as good, dumb fun you will have a good time. Watch for the scene where they try to hang the brothers, its funniest scene in the film. I wish Mystery Science Theatre 3000 would have done this!!

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