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The Hobgoblin (1990)
"Quest for the Mighty Sword" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Adventure  |  3 November 1990 (Spain)
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Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira,... See full summary »

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Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira, who spoke for him, is being taken all her privileges and banned in a circle of fire, until a human arrives who's strong enough to free her. When prince Ator becomes 18, he gets the sword from the mean sorcerer gnome Grindl, to free Dehamira and his people. On his journey he has to fight against dragons and other fantastic figures. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In the hands of a hero, it has the power to save the world. In the hands of evil, it has the power to destroy it!

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Am I the only person who recognizes the plot?
10 July 2009 | by (SE Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

It's Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" With All The Names Changed!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_(opera)

Grindl- Mime. Ator- Siegfried. Dehamira- Brunnhilde.

I can't believe there was no credit at all given to Wagner. Sure, he was a proto-Nazi but the man at least could weave a yarn!

So is there any recognizable music at least in this? Maybe perhaps something operatic? Something vaguely... Wagnerian?

And how is it that I never saw this masterpiece? A message board I'm on had someone ask what the movie was with a plot about a young man raised by a evil dwarf & he reforged the sword that was rightfully his... and I said "Sounds like Wagner's Siegfried to me!" Someone else actually knew the movie & gave the title as "Quest for the Mighty Sword". And so I am here.


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