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The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Tom Karnowski (screenplay), John V. Stuckmeyer (screenplay) (as John Stuckmeyer) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Horsley Lee Horsley ... Talon
Kathleen Beller ... Alana
Simon MacCorkindale ... Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale)
George Maharis ... Machelli
Richard Lynch ... Cromwell
Richard Moll ... Xusia
Anthony De Longis ... Rodrigo
Robert Tessier ... Verdugo
Nina van Pallandt ... Malia (as Nina Van Pallandt)
Anna Bjorn ... Elizabeth
Jeff Corey ... Craccus
Joseph Ruskin ... Malcolm
Joe Regalbuto ... Darius
Russ Marin Russ Marin ... Mogullen
Earl Maynard Earl Maynard ... Morgan
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Storyline

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

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Taglines:

A kingdom ruled by evil. A princess enslaved by passion. A warrior driven by justice. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La espada y el hechicero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,798,879, 25 April 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,103,425
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sorcerer Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two versions were shot of Lee Horsley's crucifixion in the final reel. In the theatrical version, a spike was shown through the palm of each hand. In the version for TV, Horsley's hands were bound to the wood by means of metallic bands. See more »

Goofs

Despite being crucified with large metal spikes, Talon's hands have no signs of damage during his sword fights afterwards. See more »

Quotes

[to the Sorcerer]
Titus Cromwell: How do we know a toad like you even has the power to aid us?
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Talon's Next Adventure "Tales of the Ancient Empire" coming soon See more »

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At last ... Worthwhile mindless entertainment!
18 October 1999 | by Hup234!See all my reviews

What's not to like? A great balance among all the elements of what makes film fun. Lee Horsley resembles Errol Flynn, and Robert Tessier fills the screen and steals every scene, as always. Richard Lynch curls his lip a lot, the sneering Jay Robinson is on board, and the special effects don't interfere with the plot, as in today's SFX-o-ramas. Plenty of gorgeous gals in great costumes, and without great costumes. Shakespearean skullduggery abounds everywhere, buckles get swashed, and people walked out of the theatre saying "I thought they didn't know how to make them like that anymore." (Hey, wait a minute ... we're STILL saying that!) Highly recommended!


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