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Merlin: The Return (2000)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 22 December 2000 (UK)
A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Hartley ...
Dr. Joan Maxwell
Leigh Greyvenstein ...
Byron Taylor ...
Richie Gould
Grethe Fox ...
Jennifer Steyn ...
Richie's Mom
Anthony Bishop ...
Lynne White ...
Aunt Everlyn
Jocelyn Broderick ...
Mordred Personal Bodyguard 1
Connie Giles ...
Mordred Personal Bodyguard 2


"Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 years while Merlin's magical powers kept them at bay. However, in the present, a scientist accidentally finds the gateway to the other world and is about to release Mordred into 20th Century life. Arthur is reawakened from his slumber and together with Merlin, tries to find a way to stop Mordred from re-entering this world. Written by Anon

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22 December 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le retour de Merlin  »

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£20,868 (UK) (22 December 2000)

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This is one of the few live action productions based on Arthurian legend in which the actor playing Merlin, Rik Mayall, is younger than the actor playing King Arthur, Patrick Bergin. See more »


Guinevere wears chain mail, but has a very revealing neckline, which somewhat defeats the purpose. See more »


Mordred: Give me the sword, or the woman dies.
King Arthur: Then take it.
[He tosses Excalibur straight at Mordred, which pierces through his chest]
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11 November 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This movie is a parody, right ??? There is no other way to describe it. It's either a parody or a fiasco. Merlin should be regal like Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies, not the village idiot. King Arthur is a wimp and please don't start me on Mordred.

Adrian Paul as Lancelot (one of the two main reasons I bothered to watch this movie) looks like someone who doesn't know what the hell he is doing there, but decided that "if I'm stuck here at least lets have some fun". He is having fun and in the few scenes he is in, Mr. Paul can hardly keep straight face. This movie is a must miss movie, especially if you are a "King Arthur and the round table" tales buff.

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