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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.

Director:

John Milius

Writers:

Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by), John Milius | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Conan
James Earl Jones ... Thulsa Doom
Max von Sydow ... King Osric (as Max Von Sydow)
Sandahl Bergman ... Valeria
Ben Davidson Ben Davidson ... Rexor
Cassandra Gava ... The Witch (as Cassandra Gaviola)
Gerry Lopez ... Subotai
Mako ... The Wizard / Narrator
Valérie Quennessen ... The Princess (as Valerie Quennessen)
William Smith ... Conan's Father
Luis Barboo ... Red Hair
Franco Columbu ... Pictish Scout
Leslie Foldvary Leslie Foldvary ... Sacrificial Snake Girl
Gary Herman Gary Herman ... Osric's Guard
Erik Holmey 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Slave. Barbarian. Warrior. Thief... Conan. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA | Spain | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conan, el bárbaro See more »

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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:

$29,286,000, 31 December 1982
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aquilonia seems to be based on both the Roman Empire and the Carolingian Empire, both among the superpowers of their respective time. It seems to be named after the ancient city of Aquilonia, among the main cities of the Samnites in Italy. Its modern counterpart is the city of Agnone. There have been other cities of the same name in modern Italy, Croatia, and France. Aquilo is another name for the ancient deity Boreas, a personification of the north wing. Some writers have suggested that Robert E. Howard also chose the name for its similarity to Aquitaine, a territory in France which figured prominently in Medieval history. See more »

Goofs

In the final battle, Conan and Subotai kill over 20 of Doom's mounted warriors. At one point, Subotai fires a single arrow at two attackers--and both go down. He could have only hit one of them, so why did the other fall, too? See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

"A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALFREDO" See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD special edition includes added scenes between Subotai and Conan, the princess makes more of an appearance at the ending when Conan is sitting on the steps thinking, and is with Conan while they infiltrate Thulsa Doom's domain, and Conan and the princess walking towards the sunrise together. There's also a verbal epilogue by Akiro the Wizard at the ending credits. See more »

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The most manly movie in filming history
22 February 2016 | by wwhulkgrSee all my reviews

Well friends , im 41 years old now..and i have seen this movie over 40 times..maybe 50.I have seen hundreds of movies..action and sci-fi and fantasy movies,Police movies, all mafia movies, cyberpunk movies you name it and i have seen it..i love movies. But Conan the barbarian is the most manly movie i have ever seen.The soundtrack by Basilis Poledoures my countryman is perhaps the best epic mousic ever, the photography is glorious, John Millius done a great job.the cast is great.the plot is great. everything is great.The intro is magnificent..you know...That which does not kill us make us strongest..i got the chils every time..and then the narrator speaks ..and the anvil of Crom start playing ..and Conan 's father tell him the story of steel...you know..this you can trust! not men, not women.., hell yeah!!They brought so nice and smooth the cimmerian is the film..well he is not so dark haired or blue eyes..but OK!Arnie is great as a Conan! There no movies like that anymore kids.forget it..this golden era is finished.

ps.Thanks Dino De Laurentis for this epic film, I m sure Robert E Howard..would love this film. ps2..The remake sucks big time.


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