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The Last Unicorn (1982)

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A brave unicorn (Mia Farrow) and a magician (Alan Arkin) fight an evil King (Sir Christopher Lee), who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Writers:

Peter S. Beagle (screenplay), Peter S. Beagle (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Schmendrick (voice)
Jeff Bridges ... Prince Lir (voice)
Mia Farrow ... Unicorn / Amalthea (voice)
Tammy Grimes ... Molly Grue (voice)
Robert Klein ... The Butterfly (voice)
Angela Lansbury ... Mommy Fortuna (voice)
Christopher Lee ... King Haggard (voice)
Keenan Wynn ... Captain Cully / Harpy (voice)
Paul Frees ... Mabruk / The Tree / The Cat (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... The Skull (voice)
Theodore Gottlieb ... Ruhk (voice)
Don Messick ... The Cat (voice)
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... Hunter #1 / Old Farmer / Cully's Men (voice)
Nellie Bellflower ... (voice) (scenes deleted)
Ed Peck ... Jack Jingley / Cully's Men (voice) (as Edward Peck)
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Storyline

From a riddle-speaking butterfly (Richard Klein), a unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all of the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes), a middle-aged woman who dreamt all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard (Sir Christopher Lee). Written by L. Hamre

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A Treasured Fantasy Classic of Incomparable Charm! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Having worked together on this movie, Sir Christopher Lee became godfather to Associate Producer Michael Chase Walker's son Joshua Devon Walker, a prominent Music Producer in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Goofs

The horn that Mommy Fortuna created for the Unicorn glows and was located in front of the Unicorn's authentic horn. However, when when the Unicorn says "hurry!" to Schmendrick as he is unlocking her cage, we see that her authentic horn, not Mommy Fortuna's horn, is the one that's glowing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hunter #2: I dislike the feel of this woods. Creatures that live in a unicorn's forest learn a little magic of their own in time. Mainly concerned with disappearing.
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Alternate Versions

Some broadcast television versions prior to the VHS/DVD version used this cut, but contained the sound effects from the theatrical/HBO version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Now That I'm a Woman
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Mia Farrow
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Fantasy classic!
14 April 2005 | by coopnyrmSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and wearing out the old VHS tape. The music provided by the 70s music group, America, provides a wonderful folk mood to the piece. I recently discovered this movie on DVD and immediately bought the movie. I watched the movie and read the book. I love how the animators were able to bring forward the essence of Peter Beagle's masterpiece of fantasy fiction.

The Last Unicorn is story about friendship and love. The Unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world. Searching for a sense of identity, she starts a quest to find the other unicorns. That quest introduces her to Schmendrick and Molly Grue. The Unicorn, Schmendrick and Molly are each searching to fill a void, and as an audience member, I vicariously find a way to fill my void through their experiences.


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Country:

UK | France | West Germany | Japan | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,250,000, 21 November 1982

Gross USA:

$6,455,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,455,330
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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