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Conan the Barbarian (1982)

A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy.

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King Osric (as Max Von Sydow)
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The Witch (as Cassandra Gaviola)
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The Princess (as Valerie Quennessen)
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Red Hair
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Pictish Scout
Leslie Foldvary ...
Sacrificial Snake Girl
Gary Herman ...
Osric's Guard
Erik Holmey ...
Turanian War Officer (as Erick Holmey)
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Storyline

A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) and his evil warriors, when Thulsa Doom and his warriors kills his parents, a young boy named Conan (Jorge Sanz) is enslaved. Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Conan sets out on a quest as he vows to avenge his parents and solve the riddle of steel. Joined by a archer named Subotai (Gerry Lopez), a beautiful thief who falls in love with Conan, Valeria (sandahl Bergman') and a Chinese wizard (Mako), Conan and his companions sets out to rescue Princess Yasmina (Valérie Quennessen), daughter of King Osric (Max von Sydow), from the Snake Cult, and get his revenge on Thulsa Doom and avenge his parents. Written by Daniel Williamson

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He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands. See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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14 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conan, el bárbaro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,603,139, 14 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,565,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,851,475, 31 December 1982
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The talwar sword used by Valeria, a curved sword or sabre, was not a typical choice for American films. It is a sword design from the Indian subcontinent and primarily associated with the Mughal Empire. The design is thought to have influenced the Pattern 1796 light cavalry sabre used by the British during the Napoleonic Wars. See more »

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Before the battle for Conan's soul, as the wizard is painting his hands, we see that this warrior and thief has very nicely manicured fingernails- which we also see on Valeria after the battle as she is running her hands over Conan. See more »

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[first lines]
The Wizard: Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!
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way better than anything Hollywood put out before it...or since
3 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

this really is an amazingly well done fantasy movie. and i shudder to think that gladiator has gotten better reviews than this movie. it may not be an over-the-top blockbuster, but that's kinda the point. it's pretty minimalistic in it's dialog and some other aspects, but i only think that helps, not hurts it. personally, i can't stand to watch overdone Hollywood dramatizations such as gladiator. even lord of the rings, which were very well done movies, could've done without much of their over dramatic dialogs and extreme facial close ups that seem to go on forever. people have cited this movie as "laughable" but i personally think that many of peter jackson's choices for LOTR were equally laughable.


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