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The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

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He-Man
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Skeletor
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Evil-Lyn
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Gwildor
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Julie Winston
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Kevin Corrigan
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Duncan (Man-at-Arms)
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Teela
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Detective Lubic
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Sorceress of Castle Grayskull
Tony Carroll ...
Beastman
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Saurod
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Blade (as Anthony DeLongis)
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Karg
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Charlie
Jessica Nelson ...
Monica
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Mrs. Winston
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Mr. Winston
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Carl the Janitor (as Walt P. Robles)
Cindi Eyman ...
Gloria
Peter Brooks ...
Narrator
Richard Szponder ...
Pigboy
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Warlord (uncredited)
Nicholas Grabowsky ...
Skeletor's Dark Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gary Goddard

Written by

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David Odell ... (written by)
 
Stephen Tolkin ... (rewrite) (uncredited)
 
Gary Goddard ... (rewrite) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Michael Flynn ... associate producer
Yoram Globus ... producer
Menahem Golan ... producer
Evzen Kolar ... associate producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer
Elliot Schick ... co-producer

Music by

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Bill Conti

Cinematography by

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Hanania Baer

Film Editing by

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Anne V. Coates

Editorial Department

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Christopher Cibelli ... assistant editor
Sam Citron ... second assistant editor
Helen Hahn ... negative cutter
James D.R. Hickox ... apprentice editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen ... post-production coordinator (as Omneya Mazen)
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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William Stout

Art Direction by

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Robert Howland

Set Decoration by

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Daniel Gluck
Mike Johnson
Kathe Klopp

Costume Design by

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Julie Weiss

Makeup Department

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Robin Beauchesne ... makeup artist
Lori Benson ... hair stylist
Angelo Di Biase ... hair stylist for Mr. Lundgren
Lauren Hartigan ... body makeup
James Kagel ... makeup lab sculptor
Todd McIntosh ... makeup department head
Zandra Platzek ... hair stylist
Gerald Quist ... makeup lab foreman
June Westmore ... makeup artist (as June Haymore-Pipkin)
Michael Westmore ... makeup designer
Michael Burnett ... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Rocco ... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Alden ... post-production supervisor
Alan Gershenfeld ... production manager
Alain Jakubowicz ... post-production supervisor
Leslie Levine ... production supervisor (as Leslie M. Levine)
Joe Morrison ... production supervisor
Elliot Schick ... production manager
John Weems ... production supervisor
Roni Ya'ackov ... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frederic B. Blankfein ... first assistant director
Barbara Bruno ... second second assistant director
John Eyler ... second assistant director
Gere LaDue ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Nancy Booth ... set dresser
Lynn Christopher ... assistant art director
Sharlene Ciraolo ... lead scenic painter
Edward Eyth ... concept designer (as Edward C. Eyth)
Ellen Freund ... property manager
Jean Giraud ... special designer (as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
Joe Griffith ... concept designer
Allan Johnson ... carpenter
Thomas V. Johnson ... scenic painter
Andrew Kennedy ... set dresser
Teri Lane ... props
Frederick Lietzman ... prop maker
Douglas E. Maxwell ... lead man
John Hammer Maxwell ... set dresser
Claudio Mazzoli ... concept designer
David McKlveen ... carpenter
Jimy Murphy ... set dresser
David J. Negron ... storyboard illustrator (as David Negron)
Josh Olson ... art department production assistant
Mary K. Perko ... art department coordinator
Michael Reinhart ... construction foreman
Leo Rijn ... lead sculptor
Rachel Rosenthal ... production design coordinator
Benjamin Stuart Thompson ... carpenter (as Benjamin Thompson)
David Touster ... property assistant
Douglas Turner ... armour construction coordinator
Ron Woods ... assistant property master
Curtis Yackel ... carpenter
Patrick K. Coppinger ... painter (uncredited)
Tony Gardner ... designer (uncredited)
Stuart Land ... sculpted Skeletor's staff, sword sheath (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore ... prop maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bob Baron ... adr mixer
Anna Behlmer ... sound recordist
George Berndt ... adr supervisor
Steve Borne ... assistant sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan ... sound editor
Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Mick D'Andrea ... assistant sound editor
Mary Jo Devenney ... boom operator
John P. Fasal ... special sound effects
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist
Mark Goodermote ... boom operator
Tommy Goodwin ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Doug Kent ... assistant sound editor (as Douglas Kent)
Elliott Koretz ... sound editor
John A. Larsen ... supervising sound editor
Robert Martel ... foley editor
Marilyn McCoppen ... adr editor
Harry B. Miller III ... sound editor
Ed Novick ... sound designer
Dean Okrand ... re-recording mixer
David Pettijohn ... sound editor
Barry Rubinow ... supervising foley editor
Robert R. Rutledge ... supervising sound editor
Peter Michael Sullivan ... adr assistant
Jenny Weyman-Cockle ... adr editor
Jay Wilkinson ... sound editor (as John S. Wilkinson Jr.)

Special Effects by

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Arthur Brewer ... special effects lead
Adam Gelbart ... modelmaker
R.J. Hohman ... special effects technician
Robert Hohmen ... special effects crew
Daniel Hutten ... assistant special effects foreman
Ellen Kitz ... special effects supervisor
Karl G. Miller ... special effects crew
Malton Right ... special effects crew
Larry Roberts ... special effects crew
Paulette Smook Marshall ... special effects supervisor
Leo Leoncio Solis ... special effects assistant
Gretchen Van Zeebroeck ... assist production coordinator
Joe Viskocil ... pyro technician (as Joseph Viskocil)
Kim Bailey ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Yancy Calzada ... creature mechanics (uncredited)
Edward J. Franklin ... prop shop (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Susan Alpert ... model shop coordinator
Maura Alvarez ... visual effects animation production assistant
Larz Anderson ... visual effects project leader: swords
Michael Backauskas ... visual effects editor
Don Baker ... visual effects camera
Mat Beck ... visual effects camera
Brent Boates ... visual effects art director
Laura Buff ... visual effects special consultant
Mark Cane ... visual effects grip
Glenn Chaika ... visual effects animator
Dave Chamberlain ... model shop production assistant
Charles Cowles ... visual effects optical camera
Philip Crescenzo ... visual effects: technical supervisor
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects optical line-up
Richard Edlund ... executive visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Leslie Ekker ... model maker / visual effects project leader: flying disks
Robert Eyslee ... visual effects chief lighting technician
Donald Fly ... visual effects chief financial officer
Meg Freeman ... visual effects animation production assistant
Deborah Gaydos ... visual effects animator
Alan Harding ... visual effects optical camera
Leslie Hewitt ... visual effects optical coordinator (as Leslie Falkinburg)
Adam Hill ... moldmaker/caster/fabricator/body impressions: weapons, stunt suit, Boss Films
Robert Hippard ... visual effects production supervisor
George Jenson ... visual effects illustrator
Lisa Krepela ... visual effects animation production assistant
Neil Krepela ... visual effects matte department supervisor
Mauro Maressa ... visual effects animator
Mary Mason ... visual effects production coordinator
Pat McClung ... visual effects project leader: weapons
Rexford L. Metz ... visual effects director of photography: second unit
Dennis Michelson ... visual effects editor
Virgil Mirano ... visual effects still photographer
Michele Moen ... visual effects matte artist
Thaine Morris ... visual effects foreman
Bill Neil ... visual effects director of photography (as William Neil)
Lisa Neil ... visual effects animation coordinator
James Nelson ... visual effects production advisor
Eric Peterson ... visual effects first assistant photographer
Samuel E. Recinos ... visual effects technical animator (as Samuel Recinos)
Chris Regan ... visual effects optical supervisor
Pat Repola ... visual effects head lab technician (as Patrick Repola)
Eugene P. Rizzardi ... visual effects project leader: battle station
Angie Russell ... visual effects animation production assistant (as Anjelica Casillas)
Jon Schreiber ... visual effects special projects assistant
Nick Seldon ... visual effects project leader: puppets
James Sleeper ... visual effects optical camera
Mark Stetson ... visual effects model shop supervisor
Michael Sweeney ... visual effects optical line-up
Eusebio Torres ... visual effects animator
George Trimmer ... model maker
Patrick Van Auken ... visual effects grip
Paul Van Camp ... software programmer
Michael Van Himbergen ... visual effects coordinator
Garry Waller ... visual effects supervisor
Gene Whiteman ... visual effects chief engineer
Terry Windell ... visual effects art director
Stefanie Wiseman ... visual effects first assistant photographer
Debra Wolff ... visual effects editorial production assistant
Matthew Yuricich ... visual effects chief matte artist
Stuart Ziff ... visual effects project leader: cosmic key
Jon Macht ... animation camera operator: Title House, Inc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bobby Bell ... stunts (as Robert N. Bell)
Brad Bovee ... stunts (as Bradley J. Bovee)
Janet Brady ... stunts
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Brian Burrows ... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau ... stunts
Danny Costa ... stunts
Charles Croughwell ... stunts
Anthony De Longis ... stunt double: Mr. Langella
Loren Janes ... stunt choreographer
Kent Jordan ... stunts
Clint Lilley ... stunts
Ben Scott ... stunts
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Walter Scott ... stunt coordinator
Brian Smrz ... stunts
Gregg Smrz ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mark Buckalew ... best boy electric
Skip Cook ... key grip
Rick Davis ... dolly grip
Dan Elsasser ... camera operator
Christopher Fenney ... electrician
Michael Hofstein ... additional cinematographer
Warren Kroeger ... best boy
Richard Kuhn ... best boy grip
Michael E. Little ... first assistant camera
Robert W. McCarty ... grip
Ron McCausland ... key rigging grip
Bob Myers ... grip
Vince Onken ... grip
David M. Rakoczy ... electrician
Brian H. Reynolds ... key grip
Mark Roemmich ... grip
James Rosenthal ... gaffer
Ken Sax ... still photographer
David Schmalz ... videographer
Randy Shanofsky ... assistant camera
Mark A. Shelton ... grip
Don Tomich ... electrician
Ric Urbauer ... best boy grip
John E. Vohlers ... electrician (creditOnly)
Curtis Clark ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Renee Milliken ... casting assistant
Sally Pearle ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Allan A. Apone ... co-special costume supervisor
John Franzblau ... wardrobe production assistant
Carol Kunz ... costumer
Lisa Lovaas ... costumer
Marcie Olivi ... costumer
Maurice Palinski ... costumer (as Frank Palinski)
Joseph A. Porro ... costumes
Lawrence Richter ... wardrobe supervisor
Sharon Swenson ... costumer
Isabella B. Van Soest ... assistant wardrobe
Mira Zabadowski ... assistant wardrobe

Location Management

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Stephen Milburn Anderson ... location manager (as Steve Anderson)
Bart Heimburger ... location manager
Cynthia R. Woodard ... location manager

Music Department

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Corrie Behrhorst ... music coordinator
Bill Conti ... orchestrator
Paula Erickson ... music supervisor
Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator
Stephen A. Hope ... music editor
William Kidd ... music supervisor / orchestrator
Stephanie Lee ... music coordinator
Bruce Miller ... conductor / music arranger
Harry Rabinowitz ... conductor
Joel Rosenbaum ... orchestrator
Dan Wallin ... score mixer
Rick Winquest ... music mixer assistant
Julie Giroux ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Conte ... transportation co-captain
Edward Flotard ... transportation co-captain
Jimmy Jones ... transportation manager
H. William Miller ... transportation captain
Joel Renfro ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Wenden K. Baldwin ... title designer
Denise Ballantyne ... assistant: Mr. Kolar (as Denise Lanzetta)
Fern Baum ... development assistant
Arthur Borman ... production assistant
Bea Ellen Cameron ... intern
Terri Cardinali ... design maquettes
Craig Caton ... creature crew
Bundy Chanock ... set medic
Joe De Reis ... design maquettes
Edward J. Franklin ... skeletor armory crew
David Gamburg ... creative advisor: Mr. Lundgren (as David Gamberg)
Brian Gaughan ... production assistant
Brian Gendece ... head of creative affairs
Lillian Glass ... dialog coach: Mr. Lundgren
Agnès Goldman ... publicist: France
Laura Gouadain ... publicist: France
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine ... script supervisor
Michael Hood ... design maquettes
Michael Hosch ... lead puppet sculptor
Gretchen Iverson ... assistant production coordinator
Karine Jonet ... unit publicist
Laine Liska ... design maquettes
James D. McGeachy ... armour supervisor
Rick Nathanson ... production executive
Robert Pederson ... unit accountant
Joseph Poma ... trainer: Mr. Lundgren (as Josef Poma)
Brent Scrivener ... speciality prop builder
Kyle Seidenbaum ... title designer
Barbara Slifka ... armour production executive
Susan Lee Smith ... production assistant
Joe Straw ... production accountant
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... assistant: Mr. Goddard
Claire Wilson ... assistant: Mr. Edlund

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention the Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile, Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-Han and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines From a distant galaxy... they have come to Earth. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture (United States)
  • Les maîtres de l'univers (France)
  • Masters del universo (Spain)
  • He-Man - I dominatori dell'universo (Italy)
  • Οι Κυρίαρχοι του Σύμπαντος (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,883,168, 09 Aug 1987

Did You Know?

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Trivia Frank Langella went on record in an interview stating that playing Skeletor was one of his favorite roles. His young son was a huge fan and was running around the house shouting "By the power of Grayskull," so he took the role for him. He wrote some of his own lines, like: "Tell me about the loneliness of good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?" See more »
Goofs When Karg leads Skeletor's troops charge into Gwildor's home, he tells his men to "find the key". It is impossible for him to have known about a second cosmic key as his superiors did not even know until shortly later on. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Soirée spéciale Dolph Lundgren: Le Doc (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Purple Haze See more »
Crazy Credits After the closing credits have ended, Skeletor's head, sans cowl, pops up from the waters of the pit he was thrown in, and says "I'll be back!". See more »
Quotes He-Man: I have the power!
Skeletor: YOU! You will no longer stand between me and my destiny!
He-Man: But I will! I told you that it's always between us!
Skeletor: I ache to smash you out of existence! To drive your cursed face from my memories forever!
He-Man: Enough talk!
Skeletor: YES! Let this be our final battle!
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