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Legend (1985)

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A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack
... Lili
... Darkness
... Gump
... Blix
... Screwball
... Brown Tom
... Pox
... Blunder
... Oona
... Meg Mucklebones
... Nell
Ian Longmur ... Demon Cook (as Ian Longmuir)
Michael Crane ... Demon Cook (as Mike Crane)
Liz Gilbert ... Dancing Black Dress
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Storyline

A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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She is of the purest innocence. He is pure evil. He is darkness. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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William Hjortsberg

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Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legenda  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,261,154, 20 April 1986

Gross USA:

$15,502,112
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| (director's cut) | (theatrical)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "icicles" in the treasure cavern were made out of several hundred pounds of paraffin wax. See more »

Goofs

When Oona reveals her humanoid form in the treasure cave, her eyes are brown. When she reappears in this form in Darkness' lair, her eyes are a striking light blue. See more »

Quotes

Princess Lily: You are nothing but an animal!
The Lord of Darkness: [laughs] We are all animals m'lady.
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Soundtracks

Is Your Love Strong Enough
Written and Performed by Bryan Ferry
Produced by Rhett Davies and Bryan Ferry
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
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Violation of innocent, virtuous flesh
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Lord of all that is Darkness (Tim Curry) tries to take over the world by slaying two unicorns. He is distracted by the temptation of innocence, which comes in the form of pretty little Princess Lily, played by Mia Sara in her film debut. The Dark Lord decides he would like to have his way with virgin princess, while her true love Jack (Tom Cruise) tries to rescue her and save the world.

Long, dark, murky, loaded with black humor and undeniably well crafted. A beautiful film to look at that is hopelessly chopped up in the American version which replaces Jerry Goldsmith's original music with music by Tangerine Dream.

Cruise is alright as the hero, as alright as he's ever been anywhere else. Mia Sara is very lovely as the virgin princess whom this film revolves around. Curry sounds like he's having fun as the villain.


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