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Red Sonja ()


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A female Redhead sets out on a killing spree to avenge her family's murder.

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Kalidor
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Red Sonja
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Queen Gedren
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Falkon (as Paul Smith)
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Prince Tarn
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Ikol
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Brytag
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Djart
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Varna
Donna Osterbuhr ...
Kendra, the High Priestess
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Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
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Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni ...
Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stefano Mioni)
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Wizard
Kiyoshi Yamasaki ...
Kyobo (as Kiyoshi Yamazaki)
Tad Horino ...
Swordmaster
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Erik Holmey ...
Warrior (uncredited)
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Bodyguard of Lord Brytag (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Fleischer

Written by

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Robert E. Howard ... (based on the character created by)
 
Clive Exton ... (written by) and
George MacDonald Fraser ... (written by)
 
Roy Thomas ... (comic book) (uncredited)
 
Barry Windsor-Smith ... (comic book) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Christian Ferry ... producer
A. Michael Lieberman ... executive producer
José López Rodero ... associate producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Giuseppe Rotunno ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank J. Urioste

Editorial Department

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Penelope Shaw ... assistant film editor

Production Design by

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Danilo Donati

Art Direction by

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Gianni Giovagnoni

Costume Design by

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Danilo Donati

Makeup Department

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Rino Carboni ... creative makeup
Giancarlo De Leonardis ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Laura Fattori ... unit manager
Federico Tocci ... unit manager
Lucio Trentini ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vic Armstrong ... action unit supervisor
Michel Ferry ... assistant director
José López Rodero ... first assistant director
Mauro Sacripanti ... assistant director

Art Department

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Colin Arthur ... fish machine and spider designer and builder
Alvaro Belsole ... chief constructor
Giacomo Calò Carducci ... set dresser (as Giacomo Carducci)
Boni Fraulo ... property master
Carlo Maggi ... chief plasterer
Giulio Tamassy ... chief sculptor
Giuseppe Tortora ... fish machine and spider designer and builder
Maurice Zuberano ... storyboard artist
Antonio Paramo Campos ... chief plasterer (uncredited)
Renato Casaro ... poster designer (uncredited)
Jacinto Soria ... model maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Derek Brechin ... assistant sound editor
Jay M. Harding ... re-recording mixer
Paul Hochman ... sound editor
Sergio Marcotulli ... sound engineer
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording mixer
Ray O'Reilly ... re-recording mixer
Franca Silvi ... sound editor
Amelio Verona ... sound mixer
Les Wiggins ... supervising sound editor
Liberata Zocchi ... assistant sound editor
Marty Church ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
William Parnell ... sound editor (uncredited)

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John K. Stirber ... special effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... special effects
Franco Galiano ... special effects (uncredited)
María Luisa Pino ... special effects/makeup assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Rochlitz ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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Syd Dutton ... matte department
Dennis Glouner ... matte department
Barry Nolan ... additional visual effects and titles
Emilio Ruiz del Río ... foreground miniatures
Bill Taylor ... matte department
Albert Whitlock ... matte shots

Stunts

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Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... stunts
Sergio Mioni ... stunt coordinator
Stefano Maria Mioni ... stunt double
Terry Richards ... stunts (uncredited)
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... stunts (uncredited)
Pietro Torrisi ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cesare Allione ... camera operator
Augusto Diamanti ... key grip
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci ... camera operator (as Gianni Fiore Coltellacci)
Claudio Gallicchio ... electrician
Gino Pasqualini ... chief lighting technician (as Giorgio Pasqualini)
Mario Tursi ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Francesco Cinieri ... casting: Rome
Johanna Ray ... casting: Los Angeles
Maude Spector ... casting: London
Nina Axelrod ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Emanuela Alteri ... wardrobe painter
Franco Antonelli ... wardrobe coordinator
Thomas Casterline ... wardrobe master

Location Management

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Roberto de Laurentiis ... location manager

Music Department

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Cesare D'Amico ... music editor
Franco Tamponi ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Enrico Pini ... transportation manager

Other crew

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Vic Armstrong ... action unit supervisor
Giuseppe Cancellara ... armorer
Marina De Tiberiis ... production office coordinator: Rome
Maria Federici ... production secretary (as Maria Pia Federici)
Mario Francini ... production assistant
Carlos López ... action unit coordinator (as Juan Carlos Lopez)
Golda Offenheim ... production office coordinator: London
Ernie Reyes Sr. ... martial arts consultant
Francesca Roberti ... script supervisor
Mike Russell ... unit publicist (as Michael Russell)
Stefano Spadoni ... production assistant
Luciano Tartaglia ... assistant accountant
Kiyoshi Yamasaki ... martial arts
Marcello Lanza ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
William Stout ... creature designer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Heroes of their time. For all time. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Kalidor - la légende du talisman (France)
  • El guerrero rojo (Spain)
  • Рыжая Соня (Russia)
  • Червената Соня (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Kalidor (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,900,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $284,662, 07 Jul 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia Maria Shriver said in a TV interview that at the premiere of this film she remarked to her then-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger, "If this doesn't kill your career, nothing will". 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Retrosexual: The 80's (2004). See more »
Quotes Red Sonja: No man may have me, unless he's beaten me in a fair fight.
Kalidor: So, the only man that can have you, is one who's trying to kill you. That's logic.
[Red Sonja goes and lies down. Kalidor picks up his sword and holds it to her throat]
Kalidor: If you yield only to a conqueror, then prepared to be conquered... Little Sonja...
Red Sonja: Don't be a fool, I don't want to kill you.
Kalidor: Try it.
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