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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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Ridley Scott
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Jack
Mia Sara ... Lili
Tim Curry ... Darkness
David Bennent ... Gump
Alice Playten ... Blix
Billy Barty ... Screwball
Cork Hubbert ... Brown Tom
Peter O'Farrell ... Pox
Kiran Shah ... Blunder
Annabelle Lanyon ... Oona
Robert Picardo ... Meg Mucklebones
Tina Martin ... Nell
Ian Longmur Ian Longmur ... Demon Cook (as Ian Longmuir)
Michael Crane Michael Crane ... Demon Cook (as Mike Crane)
Liz Gilbert 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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Adventure has got your back See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

William Hjortsberg

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ridley Scott: [opening scroll] The theatrical cut of the movie opens with a text scroll. See more »

Goofs

Before Jack and Darkness fight at the end, Darkness has Jack up against a wall, face to face. Shot from a side angle, you can see that the skin around Darkness' chin and lower jaw are not attached to his head indicating that the skin is synthetic rubber. See more »

Quotes

Darkness: Oh, Mother Night! Fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace. I sit alone, an impotent exile, whilst this form, this presence, returns to torment me!
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Alternate Versions

Also in the UK TV version (which is basically the same as the US version as seen on the NTSC Laserdisc) the scene at the beginning when we see the Chef hacking up a man on his chopping board, has been omitted. See more »

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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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A film for special people
13 April 2007 | by ozthegreatat42330See all my reviews

As often happens I have again bucked the crowd. A fine director has given us a charming morality tale for adults. It is lush, sensual, sweet perhaps naive, certainly it is charming. I am sorry that I did not ever get to hear the Goldsmith score, but I thought the Tangerine Dream score was very fitting. The youthful Tom Cruise was perfectly cast as the forest boy Jack and Mia Sara was just right as the girl. But the makeup job and prosthetics that made Tim Curry the Lord of Darkness was outstanding. a film with brownies, fairies, Unicorns, goblins. What more could a fantasy film deliver, and a a bonus the plaintive voice of YES front man Jon Anderson singing the song over the final credits. I am sorry that there so many people that were not mature enough to enjoy the artistry of this film. I would still like to get the DVD version to see the cut I missed.


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