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Army of Darkness (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  19 February 1993 (USA)
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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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Marcus Gilbert ...
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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

In this sequel to the Evil Dead films, a discount-store employee ("Name's Ash. Housewares.") is time-warped to a medieval castle beset by monstrous forces. Initially mistaken for an enemy, he is soon revealed as the prophecised savior who can quest for the Necronomicon, a book which can dispel the evil. Unfortunately, he screws up the magic words while collecting the tome, and releases an army of skeletons, led by his own Deadite counterpart. What follows is a thrilling, yet tongue-in-cheek battle between Ash's 20th Century tactics and the minions of darkness. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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1 Man, 1 Million dead, The odds are just about even. See more »

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Rated R for violence and horror | See all certifications »

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Army of Darkness: The Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,501,093 (USA)
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Trivia

During the final battle between the Deadites and Ash's men, one of the Deadites lets out a war cry that is almost identical to that of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) - a series in which Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell both featured in, and was also produced by Sam Raimi. See more »

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[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.
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Listen you stuffy screwheads...their names are Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell and this movie is their boomstick!
12 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The third time really is the charm, and "Army of Darkness" proves it incontrovertibly. This time, they just let the movie be what the first two movies were at heart: nice, silly, goofy, wacko, nonsensical fun. Just imagine the Three Stooges starring in a horror flick and you've got "Army of Darkness". The whole movie basically consists of Ash (Bruce Campbell) going after various evil spirits in the funniest way possible. And the quotes are some of the most hilarious quotes that you could ever imagine, probably mostly owing to how Bruce Campbell says them. Literally every scene is pure hilarity. Whether it's Ash showing his "boomstick", having trouble retrieving the book, battling mini-Ashes, or the big battle at the end, you never stop laughing yourself hoarse (I particularly liked some of the bone-related quotes). It doesn't even suffice to give this movie 10/10 stars. It deserves 100...no, a million...no, infinity out of 10 stars. Yeah, infinity out of 10 stars. Bruce Campbell not only deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, there needs to be a statue of him.

Oh, and an extra note. When I went to see "Bubba Ho-Tep" in the theater, Bruce Campbell was supposed to be there, but had to cancel. So, there was a short clip at the beginning showing him thanking us for coming, when his phone rang: "Hello...Oh, hi Sam. Listen, I'll get to you in a minute." (turns to audience) "So thanks for coming to this movie." (retrieves his phone) "Yeah, Sam?..."Evil Dead 4"?! I'll do it!"

I just wonder how they would continue the story, now that Ash battled skeletons with his "boomstick".


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