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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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Looking back at filming The Barbarians twenty years later...
15 August 2007 | by ilovelehuaandcricriSee all my reviews

I was China in this film. I choose the screen name Sheeba Alahani because I was modeling at the time in Italy and they couldn't pronounce my real name correctly, so I choose Sheeba and then added Alahani since it was similar to Alohalani.

I had never acted before (and it shows), but it was so much fun to film. They gave me "acting lessons" each morning (which obviously were not useful). They dubbed my voice (thank goodness).

David and Peter were a blast on the set, full of good humor and jokes. This film was never meant to be taken seriously, it was a tax write off according to inside information.

I give it a 1 because I have a sense of humor, but a 10 for the fun I had "acting" in it.


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