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Arena (1989)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Satterfield ...
Steve Armstrong
Hamilton Camp ...
Shorty
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Quinn
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Rogor
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Jade
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Weezil
Brett Porter ...
Wayne
Charles Tabansi ...
Troy
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Horn
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Announcer
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Skull
Grady Clarkson ...
Commissioner Dent
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Doctor
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Marcus
Diana Rose ...
Space Lady in Nightclub
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Storyline

An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Tonight. Championship Grudge Match. Man Vs. Monster. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arena - Nur einer Überlebt  »

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Trivia

Armin Shimerman (Weasel) played Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. See more »

Goofs

During all the fights in the arena, many of the spectators in the crowd are just painted cutouts with clothes draped over them. See more »

Quotes

Space Comic: Oh, I could stay all night, folks, but I gotta go. A hand for the boys in the band, and remember, I hate your guts!
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Connections

Spoofed in Mutantit (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love the Barbarian
Music and Lyrics by Paolo Rustichelli
Performed by Shari Shattuck
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Suspend your Disbelief
6 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Overall, a highly enjoyable and truly wonderful film. Yes, the effects are shabby, the acting stilted, the story disjointed, but this film does something quite rare, it transports you into a world where these things don't matter. It's a world that is truly believable in the way that modern sci-fi flicks simply are not (I use the recent Star Wars outing as my authority). In the same way that the cantina scene from the original star wars film caught the imagination, this movie does the same. You get a glimpse into a strange and weird world where men in leotards wrestle with giant slugs with a dwarf with four arms as your best friend. Truly unique and amazing fun.


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