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Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

Ator l'invincibile (original title)
The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult.


Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)


Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)




Complete credited cast:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator
Sabrina Siani ... Roon
Ritza Brown ... Sunya
Edmund Purdom ... Griba
Dakar ... High Priest of the Spider (as Dakkar)
Laura Gemser ... Indun
Alessandra Vazzoler ... Woman in the tavern (as Chandra Vazzoler)
Nello Pazzafini ... Bardak (as Nat Williams)
Jean Lopez Jean Lopez ... Nordya
Olivia Goods Olivia Goods ... Queen


The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen cloaked in shadow, re-animated dead warriors, and horribly hideous witches. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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A magical power was destined to fight at his side. See more »


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Did You Know?


The film was hastily shot, edited, and released in an attempt to cash in on the success of Conan the Barbarian (1982). When another Conan film was announced for release in 1984, director Joe D'Amato hastily shot the sequel, The Blade Master (1982). See more »


Sunya has teeth fillings. These can be seen when Ator fights with Griba while the spider is coming. See more »


Ator: I love you.
Sunya: And I love you.
Ator: Why can't we marry?
Sunya: Ator, we are brother and sister.
Ator: I'll talk with our father.
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Alternate Versions

When released on video in the UK, this title was cut by 27 seconds by the BBFC to edit some fight scenes. The 2003 Hollywood DVD is the fully uncut print. See more »


Written and Performed by Carlo Maria Cordio
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Never have i seen such a bad film.
22 February 2002 | by DuFlopSee all my reviews

This film is absolutely brilliant. I was flicking through the sky channels today and noticed "Ator: Flight of the Eagle", and after seeing one of the first battle scenes i was hooked. Anyone who gave this film less than 8 out of 10 obviously missed the great comments like "but father, why cant i marry my sister" and Keog's the baby bears attempt to save Ator from the evil ladies by making love to the nearest tree.

Now I admit this is a bad film, but thats why its so good. Never have i seen such a bad film.

This is a must see. I give it 9/10.

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11 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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