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The Barbarians (1987)

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Alberto Piferi (dubbing dialogue), James R. Silke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ... Kutchek
David Paul ... Gore
Richard Lynch ... Kadar
Eva LaRue ... Ismene (as Eva La Rue)
Virginia Bryant ... Canary
Sheeba Alahani Sheeba Alahani ... China
Michael Berryman ... Dirtmaster
Franco Pistoni Franco Pistoni ... Ibar
Raffaella Baracchi Raffaella Baracchi ... Allura
Pasquale Bellazecca Pasquale Bellazecca ... Kutchek Young Boy
Luigi Bellazecca Luigi Bellazecca ... Gore Young Boy
Wilma Marzilli Wilma Marzilli ... Fat Woman
Paolo Risi Paolo Risi ... Pin the Dwarf
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Ghedo - Strongman
Angelo Ragusa ... Kadar's Man
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Storyline

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los bárbaros See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$800,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of the Bear Creature was actually played by a costume designer named Lucas Gunn. He worked on several aspects of the costumes used in the movie, but this was his very first creature design, as such he wanted to play the extra role of the creature (a very short role to be sure). After the movie released the part in which the bear creatures head is toyed with by the twins, became a fan favorite spawning several common references in internet memes etc. See more »

Quotes

Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Connections

Referenced in Shao Lin xiao zi II: Xin wu long yuan (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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For fans of camp, this is a gem
10 July 2004 | by phouka-2See all my reviews

I have to admit that I loved this movie -- it's completely campy, it doesn't take itself seriously for a moment, and it has few redeeming qualities. The actors -- which is a loose description of what they are doing on screen -- look like they are having a ball filming this over-the-top sword-and-sorcery outing, and it's hard not to share in the fun. The heroes are musclebound, the damsel-in-distress is pretty and spunky, the bad guy is a caricature of bad-guys. What more can you wish for?

Frankly, any movie that includes a girl in a cage commenting on the arrival of her two rescuers with "And look at the size of you two! This is Ismina's lucky day!" gets a pass from me. It's fun.


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