Kull the Conqueror (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Action, Adventure  |  29 August 1997 (USA)
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An barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Brocksmith ...
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King Borna (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
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John Hallam ...
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A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conan the Conqueror  »

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Box Office


$6,086,891 (USA) (3 October 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally meant to be "Conan the Conqueror", the script was rewritten as "Kull" for Kevin Sorbo when Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to reprise his Conan character. See more »


When the King hands the crown to Kull a smoke-pot is visible in the crown to give the appearance of heat. See more »


[a bunch of dead corpses lay around King Borna's throne]
King Borna: My elders challenged me for the throne. So I've spared all my children any future dissapointment!
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Sabotage/Noah/God's Not Dead (2014) See more »

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It's not THAT bad...
23 June 2002 | by (Düsseldorf, Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie on television yesterday evening. When I had looked into the tv magazine I saw that the movie is rather new (1997), but I had never heard of it, which means nothing good. Then I saw that Kevin Sorbo starred in it. I don't have a problem with him, but he's absolutely fixed to that "Hercules"-role, so I knew exactly what to expect. But it wasn't THAT bad. The plot was mediocre, but not ridiculous. The special effects weren't too good, but some looked nice. The scenery looked extremely fake from time to time, but there also were some nice backgrounds and such. It's not really a bad movie, I was not bored when I watched it. If you are a fan of such medieval settings and lower your expectations a bit it might be worth a watch.


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