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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

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The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well.

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John C. Broderick (as John Broderick)

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John C. Broderick (screenplay) (as John Broderick), John C. Broderick (story) (as John Broderick) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Kain
Luke Askew ... Zeg the Tyrant
Maria Socas ... Naja the Sorceress
Anthony De Longis ... Kief, Zeg's Captain (as Anthony DeLongis)
Harry Townes ... Bludge the Prelate
Guillermo Marín ... Bal Caz (as William Marin)
Armando Capo ... Burgo the Slaver (as Arthur Clark)
Daniel March Daniel March ... Blather, Bal Caz's Fool
John Overby John Overby ... Gabble, Bal Caz's Fool
Richard Paley Richard Paley ... Scar-face
Marcos Woinsky ... Burgo's Captain (as Mark Welles)
Cecilia Narova ... Exotic Dancer (as Cecilia North)
Dylan Willias Dylan Willias ... Zeg's Guard
José Casanova José Casanova ... Zeg's Guard (as Joe Cass)
Miguel Zabaleta Miguel Zabaleta ... Zeg's Guard (as Michael Zane)
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Storyline

The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

The mightiest blade... The most beautiful slave... The boldest conqueror of all time. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Argentina

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Warrior and the Sorceress See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$574,210, 9 September 1984

Gross USA:

$2,886,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,886,225
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot is similar to A Fistful of Dollars. This same plot was used in Last Man Standing. All three films are reimaginings of the classic Japanese film Yojimbo. See more »

Goofs

The planet Ur has two suns in the sky, yet there are no double shadows. See more »

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This film is just outlandish enough to be worth watching!
18 May 2000 | by teuthis-2See all my reviews

David Carradine can be entertaining if he has any chance at all, and this film provides him with the opportunity. He plays the disillusioned, violent, seemingly corrupt "Dark Warrior" to the hilt.

Maria Socas plays the entire film nearly naked. This has surely limited its "exposure" to the general media, including of course television. However, her natural state enhances the visual imagery of the film and she seems almost sacred in her devotion to her office of priestess. What a state we are in, when we so readily accept tremendous, gory violence in film, yet eschew nudity as something taboo and dirty.

This is, of course, a "cheapie B movie", but it isn't so badly done. I find it compelling, entertaining escapism. Its a good "guy" film, so just lean back and imagine.


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