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Conan the Destroyer (1984)

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Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.


Richard Fleischer


Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by), Roy Thomas (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Conan
Grace Jones ... Zula
Wilt Chamberlain ... Bombaata
Mako ... Akiro 'The Wizard'
Tracey Walter ... Malak
Sarah Douglas ... Queen Taramis
Olivia d'Abo ... Princess Jehnna (as Olivia D'Abo)
Pat Roach ... Man Ape / Toth-Amon
Jeff Corey ... Grand Vizier
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Togra (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
Bruce Fleischer Bruce Fleischer ... Village Heckler
Ferdy Mayne ... The Leader (as Ferdinand Mayne)


The wandering barbarian, Conan, alongside his goofy rogue pal, Malak, are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis' virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that will help them procure the horn that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula. Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself! Written by Tim Harrison Snlmidgit@hotmail.com

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The Darkest Side of Magic. The Strongest Side of Man. See more »


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Did You Know?


To create the illusion of cold breath, the actors put dry ice in their mouths. Because dry ice is dangerous to touch, little mesh Cage's were made to hold it safely. See more »


(at around 8 mins) When Queen Taramis first speaks to Conan, the amount of blood on Conan's sword keeps changing between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Akiro 'The Wizard': [voiceover] Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, sword in hand. It is I, his chronicler, who knows well his saga. Now, let me tell you of the days of high adventure.
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Alternate Versions

There are some deleted scenes that never made it to the dvd or vhs, these include:- 1. A love scene between Conan and Queen Taramis 2. Queen Taramis slaps Bombaata The German dvd release of Conan the destroyer is special edition and restores some of the scenes that aren't included either on the UK or US versions, these are:- 1. When the camel spits at Conan, Conan slams the camel down with a fist. 2. Some of the fight scenes are extended 3. Bombaata trips up Zula when she helps Conan defeat the Elite guards that surprise attack. See more »


References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Sword-and-sorcery epic with silly adventures , spectacular battles and brutal scenes
26 April 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is an epic adventure based on Robert E Howard's pulp tales with screenplay by the comic-book authors, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway , it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role, the Hyborian Age hero . This time Conan with the help his partner (Tracey Walter), a magician (Mako, who repeats his role as wizard of ¨Conan the Barbarian ¨ by John Milius and written by Oliver Stone), an androgynous sidekick( Grace Jones who steals the show ), as a club-wielding tomboy, a giant hoodlum (Wilt Chamberlain) and a virgin princess(Olivia DÁbo) undergo on a risked trip to find a treasure whose sacred jewel contains a magic horn that relives a monster (manufactured by Carlo Rambaldi : ET) and leading a vibrant ending.

This violent following packs noisy action, full-blooded adventure, thrills, crude scenes and rip-roaring fights. Dumb images and unintentionally hilarious but amusing . Made on a grand scale with spectacular production design and colorful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, occasionally filmmaker. Big budget and lavishly produced by Raffaela De Laurentis, Dino's daughter. Impressive musical score composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris as vibrant as the original Conan. In other words, it seem likely Conan enthusiasts and juvenile viewers will be delighted. Followed by several low-grade imitations and rip offs, and spawned TV series starred by Ralph Moller. Furthermore a similar film realized in old-fashioned style also directed by Richard Fleischer titled ¨Red Sonja¨ with Brigette Nielsen as female lead , Sandahl Bergman and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger has a brief guest spot. And in production a new ¨Conan¨ by Marcus Nispel with Jason Momoa,Rose McGowan and Ron Perlman.

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Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conan: King of Thieves See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,958,872, 1 July 1984

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2.35 : 1
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