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Army of Darkness (1992)

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

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Ash
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Timothy Patrick Quill ...
Blacksmith
Michael Earl Reid ...
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Possessed Witch
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Cowardly Warrior / Second Supportive Villager / S-Mart Clerk (as Theodore Raimi)
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Sara Shearer ...
Old Woman
Shiva Gordon ...
Pit Deadite #1
Billy Bryan ...
Pit Bitch
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Storyline

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sound the trumpets, Raise the drawbridge, and drop the Oldsmobile See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violence and horror | See all certifications »

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Army of Darkness: The Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,501,093 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally there was only meant to be one creature in the pit. Sam Raimi was convinced to add the second, dubbed The Pit Bitch by its creators, after being scared by it one day See more »

Goofs

Before the final battle when the camera is zooming in on Evil Ash, you can see the actors eyes who is in the skeleton costume on the left side of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[opening monologue]
Ash: My name is Ash and I am a slave. Close as I can figure, the year is thirteen hundred A.D and I'm being dragged to my death. It wasn't always like this, I had a real life, once. A job.
Ash: [now Ash is in a flashback] Umm... Hardware aisle twelve, shop smart, shop S-Mart!
Ash: [back to monologue] I had a wonderful girlfriend Linda. Together we drove to a small cabin in the mountains. It seems an archeologist had come to this remote place to translate and study his latest find...
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Crazy Credits

Ash can be heard laughing over the beginning of the credits in the original ending. See more »

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Featured in The Men Behind the Army (1999) See more »

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March Of The Dead
Written by Danny Elfman
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This has to be one of the funniest movies of all time.
13 May 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Well, at least I found it to be hilarious. I really did get into the Evil Dead series, it was so silly how it even started. I just happened to have a Blockbuster gift card and bought a pre-viewed "Evil Dead" and my mom had watched it with me. Strange, right? Well, because of her, I got to see one of the best movie trilogies of all time. Not to mention I couldn't believe the fan base these movies have. So it's good to know that I'm not alone.

Army of Darkness starts where Evil Dead 2 left off. Ashley has now gone back in time to the mid-evil times where he has to find a way back to his time. But the people he has met through this time think that he is the one who will save them all from the evil dead. They promise to help him find a way back if he saves them. Along that journey, he meets a beautiful peasant girl, Sheila, and they have a romantic affair. Along his journey to save the people, he must retrieve the "Book of the Dead", but when he slurs the words and does a half assed job of it, the book rises an evil twin of Ash's and leads his Army of Darkness to destroy the village Ash has promised to save.

This movie has great laughs and is a great end to this terrific trilogy. You won't regret seeing it, trust me.

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