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Hawk the Slayer (1980)

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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.

Director:

Terry Marcel

Writers:

Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay), Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Voltan
John Terry ... Hawk
Bernard Bresslaw ... Gort, Giant
Ray Charleson Ray Charleson ... Crow, Elf
Peter O'Farrell ... Baldin, Dwarf
William Morgan Sheppard ... Ranulf (as Morgan Sheppard)
Patricia Quinn ... Woman, Sorceress
Cheryl Campbell ... Sister Monica
Annette Crosbie ... Abbess
Catriona MacColl ... Eliane
Shane Briant ... Drogo
Harry Andrews ... High Abbot
Christopher Benjamin ... Fitzwalter
Roy Kinnear ... Innkeeper
Patrick Magee ... Priest
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Storyline

Hawk, having suffered the ignominy of watching both his father and fiancée die at the hands of his brother, Voltan, sets out on a quest for companions to aid him in his fight to stop his brother's reign of evil and free the Abbess. Written by Lee Shapiro <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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Two brothers locked in deadly combat till the end of time !

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A sequel, Hawk the Hunter, was announced in January 2009. The tagline read, "The Slayer returns. The Hunt begins". See more »

Quotes

Drogo: Drogo: Let me raid the fat lords in the north
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Connections

References The Lord of the Rings (1978) See more »

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Nostalgia shows that your getting old...
9 May 2005 | by grun577See all my reviews

Hawk the Slayer, how can I put this without saying what so many have said before I, about this little gem of cinema. Well, Its a bit poor, the effects are very poor and the plot is, extremely poor (Not quite sure which order that is in!) But what I can say is, putting aside all my criticism about it and focusing on why I REALLY love this film, I will tell you.... About the first time I saw it, I was just getting into D&D and RPGs when I was a lad, and the lack of inspired cinema lacked films that mirrored the RPG experience, this one however does. It has all the elements of a basic D&D type session, all stereotyped and straight out of the pages of an old Fighting fantasy game book adventure. All those things that prevailed in mine and my friends D&D games at the time. We loved that film and still do to this day, so for me it represents a time long ago when we used to fight monsters and explore fantasy worlds. So in short, I don't care how bad the effects, acting or plot is, it will always remind me of those days....Ahhh happy memories


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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