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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.


Ruggero Deodato


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




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


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

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Did You Know?


Feature film debut of Eva Larue. See more »


Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Spoofed in The New Barbarians (1990) See more »


Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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This movie is every little boys dream...
20 March 2006 | by Bobske_See all my reviews

Yes, I loved this movie when I was a kid. When I was growing up I saw this movie so many times that my dad had to buy another VHS copy because the old copy had worn out.

My family received a VHS copy of this movie when we purchased a new VHS system. At first, my mom wasn't sure that this was an appropriate movie for a 10 year old but because we had just bought a new VHS system she let me watch it.

Like I said, this movie is every little boys dream… The movie contains a terrific setting, big muscled barbarians, beautiful topless women, big bad monsters and jokes you'll only get when you get older. So, a couple of days ago I inserted the video and watched the movie again after a long time. At first, I was bored, then started thinking about how much I loved this movie when I was kid, and continued watching. Yeah, the experience wasn't as great as I remembered… The acting is pretty bad, the storyline is pretty bad, the jokes weren't funny anymore, but the women were still pretty. Yes, I've grown up. Even though the movie experience has changed for me, I still think it's worth 7 stars. For the good old times you know

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English | Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canon Italia S.r.l. See more »
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Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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