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Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  8 December 2000 (USA)
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Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress.


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The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages - an elite group of magic-users - rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer's young Empress, Savina, wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion is plotting to depose her and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, and tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will bring death and destruction to Izmer, Savina must find the legendary Rod of Savrille, a mythical rod that has the power to control Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Enter two thieves, Ridley and Snails, who unwittingly become instrumental in Savina's search for the Rod. Joined by a feisty Dwarf named Elwood, and helped by the Empress's expert tracker, the Elf Norda, the young heroes go in search of the Rod of Savrille. From the deadly maze of the Thieves Guild... Written by Wizards of the Coast

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calabozos y dragones  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,237,422 (USA) (8 December 2000)


ESP 339,664,113 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


Director Courtney Solomon's first film. He acquired the exclusive rights from TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) in 1990, when he was 19. It took 10 years to raise the funds to make the film. See more »


When Damodar cuts Marina's neck, the size and shape of the cut change between shots. See more »


Norda: How old are you?
Snails: Twenty-three. Yeah, I know I'm a little young for you, but what if I get my hands on an aging potion, huh? I'll sacrifice a couple of years for you.
Norda: I'm two hundred and thirty-four.
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Crazy Credits

No dragons or other animals were hurt or injured during the filming of this motion picture. See more »


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26 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I can only hope and pray that all the actors and actresses who appear in this film realise their mistake and get alternative means of income, they should be ashamed of the performances they put in. Marlon Wayans does an irritatingly poor and ill-advised Chris Rock impression all the way through the film that just makes you squirm and cringe. The other performances ranged from the badly cast, Thora Birch whose other work has been superb, as the princess to the ridiculous, represented by the performance of Justin Whalin. The total lack of any character development (which for me was needed as the characters are different from the cartoon I used to love) and the shallow acting all meant that I couldn't have cared less what happened to the characters, let alone cling on to the paper thin plot. With all this though, I sat through the entire movie,waiting for the end and feeling sure that Rocky and Bullwinkle Must be better than this pile of toss, and that dude, is saying a LOT...

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