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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Horsley ... Talon
... Alana
... Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale)
... Machelli
... Cromwell
... Xusia
... Rodrigo
... Verdugo
... Malia (as Nina Van Pallandt)
... Elizabeth
... Craccus
... Malcolm
... Darius
Russ Marin ... Mogullen
Earl Maynard ... Morgan
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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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A lusty epic of revenge and magic...of dungeons and dragons, of wizards and witches, of damsels and desire...and of a warrior caught between them all. See more »


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30 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La espada y el hechicero  »

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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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Trivia

In Norman Winski's novelization of the screenplay, Talon (Lee Horsley) is spreadeagled and bound face-up -- "stripped to a mere dirty loincloth" -- on a table-top at Cromwell's wedding feast. In the movie, however, Talon is bound upright to an X-shaped cross at the end of the table. 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

Princess Alana: Is your sword for hire?
Prince Talon: I hope so.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Knights (1993) See more »

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One Helluva fun flick!
9 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

When this one came out, Hollywood and the networks were shooting out Sword & Sorcery projects as fast as they could get made, hoping to cash in on Dungeons and Dragons game and the Conan flick. Well, aside from DRAGONSLAYER, SWORD AND THE SORCEROR is the best of them all. Where CONAN was bloated and self-important to the point of pomposity, this one is a fun ride with nary a slow moment. Even better, it actually has a plot that makes you think!

Oh, have to disagree with one comment about half-naked women.... Kathleen Beller is COMPLETELY naked when Talon crashes into the harem, escaping the guards.


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