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Writers (WGA):
Robert E. Howard (worlds and characters)
Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Son of Conan See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
John Nicolella 
Writing credits
Robert E. Howard (worlds and characters)

Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)

Produced by
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... producer
Beverlee Dean .... executive producer
Jeff Franklin .... executive producer
Hester Hargett .... co-producer
Arthur Lieberman .... associate producer
Steve Waterman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joel Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Rodney Charters 
Film Editing by
Dallas Puett 
Casting by
Elizabeth Hayden  (as Elizabeth Hayden-Passero)
Jeffery Passero 
Lenka Stefankovicova 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández 
Art Direction by
Maria-Teresa Barbasso  (as Maria Theresa Barbasso)
Pier Luigi Basile (supervising art director)
Ján Svoboda  (as Janko Svoboda)
Marco Trentini (art direction)
Set Decoration by
Alberto Tosto 
Costume Design by
Thomas Casterline 
Sibylle Ulsamer 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup artist (creature effects)
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Robert Maverick .... key hair technician: Cannom Creations
Brian Pierson .... special makeup effects artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects producer: Cannom Creations
Angelo Vannella .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist: Captive Audience
Production Management
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... production manager
Boris Dmitrovic .... local production manager
Milan Stanisic .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Carrigan .... second assistant director
Buzz Feitshans IV .... second unit director
Arsen A. Ostojic .... second second assistant director
Ian Woolf .... assistant director
Art Department
Giorgio Desideri .... supervising set decorator
Jeremy Downing .... assistant set decorator
Ron Downing .... supervising property master
Tim Larsen .... painter
Ladislav Markic .... plasterer
Tony Rimmington .... ship designer
Miles Teves .... art director: Akivasha character, Cannom Creations
Fernando Valento .... construction manager
Francesco Valento .... carpenter
Peter Balogh .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Barney Cabral .... supervising adr editor
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Arthur Farkas .... foley editor
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist
Gregory Hainer .... sound designer
Tony Lamberti .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... adr editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Brian McPherson .... sound effects editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Tony Negrete .... first assistant sound editor
Robert Polich .... boom operator
Andrew Somers .... dialogue editor
Reinhard Stergar .... sound
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Rich Weingart .... foley mixer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ian Brown .... special effects makeup
Peter Fern .... senior technician
Dana Klaren .... effects technician/puppeteer
Larry Odien .... special effects assistant
Darren Perks .... special effects makeup
Randy Simper .... mechanical engineer: Cannom Creations
Todd Tucker .... special effects supervisor
Alan Tuskes .... special effects
Keith VanderLaan .... creature effects creator/producer: Captive Audience Productions
Keith VanderLaan .... creature effects producer: Cannom Creations
Kevin Welch .... wireman
Kit West .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jason Armstrong .... animator: Metrolight Studios
Todd Erickson .... lead animator
Fish Essenfeld .... lead compositor
John Follmer .... head of production: MetroLight Studios
Peter Greenstone .... digital effects artist
Pat Hadnagy .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Ashton Hunt .... visual effects producer
Ken W. Kelly .... visual advisor
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Tim Lannon .... lead animator
Richard Malzahn .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Mark .... lead animator: Metrolight Studios
Fumi Mashimo .... animator: Illusion Arts
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist
Kenneth Nakada .... assisting compositor
Audri Phillips .... CGI art director: Metrolight Studio
Chris Ryan .... CG artist: MetroLight Studios
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects supervisor
Bruno Vilela .... lead animator: Metrolight Studios (as Bruno Araujo)
Jerry Weil .... senior digital artist: Metrolight Studios
Shyam V. Yadav .... computer graphics technical assistant
Thanh Nguyen .... modeler (uncredited)
Del Baker .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shelly Benison .... stunts (as Shelley Benison)
Martin Csiaki .... stunts
Steve Emerson .... stunts
Monika Fiserova .... stunt coordinator: Slovakia
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Peter Hric .... horse master
Peter Hric .... stunt coordinator: Slovakia
Roman Jankovic .... stunts
Gustáv Kyselica .... stunt coordinator: Slovakia (as Gustav Kyselica)
Stephen Lawrence .... stunts
Branislav Martinak .... utility stunts
Ivan Mica .... stunt performer
Lubomir Misak .... utility stunts
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Michael Sandala .... stunt double
Stanislav Satko .... utility stunts
Marek Toth .... utility stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Sylwester Zawadzki .... stunts (as Sylvester Zawadski)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Brkic .... gaffer: blue screen unit
Jaroslav Cermak .... electrician
Václav Cermak .... best boy
Roberto De Angelis .... focus puller: "a" camera
Cranston Gobbo .... key grip: second unit
John Higgins .... gaffer
Milan Jirsa .... electrician
Daniele Massaccesi .... camera operator
Fernando Massaccesi .... rigging gaffer
Gavin Stroud .... additional photographer
Pierre Vinet .... still photographer
Animation Department
Ana Maria Alvarado .... animator (as Ana Alvarado)
Casting Department
Cecilla Hensel .... casting assistant
Zoe Sharpe .... casting assistant
Eva Stefankovicová .... storyline casting
Amy Taksen .... additional casting: USA
Sheila Trezise .... casting: UK
Katy Whiteley .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... wardrobe supervisor
Marco Magno .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
George Carlston .... colorist: dailies
Neil Greenberg .... assistant editor
Scott Janush .... first assistant editor
Neil Kirk .... assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Cynthia Morris .... assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Aaron Yamamoto .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Rick Winquest .... music recording engineer
Kevin Townend .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
L. Sprague De Camp .... technical advisor
Matthew Feitshans .... set coordinator
Ken Goldstein .... production accountant
Kyle Ham .... post-production coordinator
Peter Hlava .... location manager
Peter Hric .... horse master
Fran Joseph .... fight choreographer
Fran Joseph .... fight trainer
Michael Lichtenegger .... shipping coordinator
Grace Liu .... production assistant
Harvey Lowry .... operations manager: Cannom Creations Inc.
Zdravko Madzarevic .... set coordinator: second unit (1997)
Ian McDougal .... marine coordinator (as Ian D. MacDougal)
Steve O'Corr .... production liaison
Nada Pinter .... script supervisor
Jerry Poteet .... fight choreographer
Jerry Poteet .... fight trainer
Antony Suransky .... stand-in: Kevin Sorbo
Michael Turk .... marine coordinator (as Mike Turk)
Jill Fischer .... production coordinator: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
Zeljko Hren .... caterer (uncredited)
Erik Jessen .... production liaison (uncredited)
Golda Offenheim .... production liaison (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and sensuality
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:16 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | UK:12 | UK:12 (video rating, cut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #35363)
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Did You Know?

Like Hercules, Kevin Sorbo did not shave or wax his torso for the role.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the King hands the crown to Kull a smoke-pot is visible in the crown to give the appearance of heat.See more »
[repeated line]
Zareta:[to Kull] Shall I undress now?
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When King Borna gave Kull his crown, how did Borna know Kull's name?
Why did Taligaro want to dispose of Kull?
Was Kull originally going to be the 3rd Conan film?
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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
More TV's Hercules than a cinematic swords & sorcery epic but still entertaining at the former's level, 19 April 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Former slave and pirate, Kull is now a great warrior but can't seem to fit in with the army because he is one of the few who does not have noble blood. When he stands up to the King for slaying his relatives, Kull is forced to fight and kill him and, as a result, the King sees the light and passes the crown to Kull seconds before dying. The Princes don't like it and the court officials are pretty unimpressed but the law is the law and whatcha gonna do? When he starts to free slaves, treat lesser as equals and generally be a nice king, the Princes plot his removal but when assassins fail they go to a wizard to breathe life into a demon in a ginger wig in the form of a gorgeous woman.

I must admit that, when I recorded this I thought that it was Krull from 1983 simply because I had misread the television guide. Never having bothered with Xena, Hercules or any of these modern swords and sorcery television series and movies that tend to clutter some cable stations in the UK because they all seemed of very low quality to me, but I still decided to watch this anyway. Perhaps it is because the lack of development and character isn't a major problem for me over 90 minutes whereas it is over a 22 week long series but I actually did enjoy this even if it just plays like an extended version of one of these shows – all rock music and modern humour.

The plot is very simple but is enough to allow for the basic fighting and swaggering that the audience would demand. It isn't that well written of course and simply has lots of mystical nonsense in the place of narrative while the characters could only be more one-dimensional if they had been painted onto a wall. Likewise the cast don't do a great deal but at least they seem to be having fun and at least not take it too seriously. Although I'm not about to claim he is anything other than a muscle-bound cable television actor, I was quite won over by Sorbo's charisma and good humour – he makes a good lead for stuff at this sort of level. Despite being stuck in a silly red wig that does nothing for her looks, Carrere enjoys overacting in a vampy role which is good even if she has little screen time. Lombard has a plainer, less fun role but I did enjoy her and she worked well with Sorbo. The princes are quite fun, in particular Griffith and, as always, Fierstein camps in up in the way only he can. None of them are great but at least they make the film seem like a bit more fun.

Overall this is not the film to come to if you don't like the genre or have standards higher that daytime television (Hercules is now a kids TV filler on channel 5 here) but if you like that sort of thing then this does just about enough to be an entertaining little bit of modern sword and sorcery in the mould of, well, everything else Sorbo has been in!

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