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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

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Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

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Sam Wanamaker

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Beverley Cross (screenplay), Beverley Cross (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Wayne ... Sinbad
Taryn Power ... Dione
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ... Zenobia
Jane Seymour ... Farah
Patrick Troughton ... Melanthius
Kurt Christian ... Rafi
Nadim Sawalha ... Hassan
Damien Thomas ... Kassim
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Balsora
Bernard Kay ... Zabid
Salami Coker Salami Coker ... Maroof
David Sterne ... Aboo-Seer
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Sinbad must deliver a prince transformed into a monkey to the lands of the Ademaspai to restore him to his human form in time for his coronation. On the way he must contend with the evil witch Zenobia, her son and their magic, and several nasty-looking Ray Harryhausen beasties. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Sinbad! The greatest of all adventurers in his biggest adventure of all! See more »


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Trivia

This is the second Sinbad film to have an actor who has played Doctor Who. Patrick Troughton was the Doctor before his appearance in this film. Tom Baker appeared in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) right before becoming the Doctor. Troughton also played Phineas the blind man in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). See more »

Goofs

When Sinbad sets out to reveal the baboon to Melanthius, Melanthius opts instead to demonstrate his telepathic powers by identifying the concealed creature without looking upon it. As he does so, he describes it as "an arboreal anthropoid of the genus, Papio", a taxonomic classification that would not be established until 1777. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hassan: Come on! Come on, come on, boys. Hey, captain, why the haste? The city will not vanish.
Aboo-Seer: It's not the city of Charak he wishes to see, but someone who dwells within.
Sinbad: After a long voyage, it is good to stretch one's legs.
Hassan: The only good thing about this port is the inn of Abu Jamil the Squint, who, for six months, I have been dreaming of his roasted sheep's eyes.
Aboo-Seer: And I the eyes of his daughter.
Sinbad: You were dreaming of more than her eyes.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll over the crowning ceremony of Prince Kassim. After the credits have scrolled up, we see a shot of brazier of coals. Suddenly, two cat eyes belonging to Zenobia appear. See more »

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A weak Sinbad, but still a first-rate tale.
30 October 1999 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

A film with animation by Ray Harryhausen. It's a pity he couldn't have animated Patrick Wayne, who's bland performance means he comes across as the least interesting Sinbad. It is Patrick Troughton's excellently enigmatic Melanthius and Margaret Whiting's icy Zenobia who are the real stars of this show.

Sinbad travels to find a way to break the spell which has turned a prince into a baboon, but Zenobia, who has plans to ensure her son is crowned king in the prince's place, calls upon the help of various mythical creatures. The minotaur is by far the best of these and ought to have faced Sinbad and his crew rather than just being crushed in an ignoble exit. Other memorable creatures include a giant walrus, insectoid-faced demons and a sabre-toothed cat. Though the central character of the title is somewhat lacking, this is still first-rate entertainment and genuine escapism, two things somewhat lacking in more recent films.


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Release Date:

14 July 1977 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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