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Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 3 July 1985 (USA)
Seeking revenge, a fiery redheaded female warrior sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whose loyal warriors raped her and murdered her entire family. She finds unlikely allies along the way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kalidor
... Red Sonja
... Queen Gedren
... Falkon (as Paul Smith)
... Prince Tarn
... Ikol
... Brytag
... Djart
... Varna
Donna Osterbuhr ... Kendra, the High Priestess
... Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
... Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni ... Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stefano Mioni)
... Wizard
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The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$17,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$284,662, 7 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,948,633
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Michael Moorcock has mentioned that, if it weren't for a timely intervention by his lawyers, his famous evil weapon Stormbringer might have appeared unauthorised in the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Red Sonja and her companions are climbing a sheer wall to enter Queen Gedren's castle, her hair and clothing items are hanging "into" the wall, revealing that the actors are in fact crawling across the floor. See more »

Quotes

Red Sonja: But why didn't you tell me who you were?
Kalidor: You didn't seem to want a man's help. But you needed it, so that's why I followed you. I had to be sure you reached the talisman.
Red Sonja: I see, I misunderstood. I thought you had another reason.
Kalidor: I did. (He kisses her.)
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Reminds me of the good-old Drive-In movie days.
5 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie gets better with age. If you've got a sense of humor and don't need Industrial Light and Magic special effects, the combination of actors (all playing off the winsome Brigette Nielson) makes this a fun movie to see again...or for the first time.

It's probably also the movie that got Arnold in hot water during the "recall."


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