3.5/10
1,526
32 user 10 critic

Gor (1987)

American professor Tarl Cabot is transported via a magical ring to planet Gor, where he must help an oppressed country overthrow its evil king and his barbarian henchmen.

Director:

Fritz Kiersch

Writers:

John Norman (based on the novel "Tarnsman Of Gor" by), Rick Marx (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gor II (1988)
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

An Earthman returns to the planet Gor, and fights against tyranny.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Urbano Barberini, Rebecca Ferratti, Jack Palance
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The scene is a modern, 1980s arena, where present day gladiators compete in the wild sports extravaganza of Supercross. Winners take all mixes the rivalry and camaraderie of two young men ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Don Michael Paul, Kathleen York, Robert Krantz
Dragonard (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

On an 18th century Caribbean island run by debauched colonial plantation owners, an enslaved Scotsman joins a slave revolt.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Annabel Schofield
The Revenger (1990)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mike Teller, with the help of Harry Crawford, must retrieve Mike's wife, Lisa from the clutches of Jack Fisher over a matter of $500,000.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom
Stars: Oliver Reed, Frank Zagarino, Jeff Celentano
Action | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During the Angola Civil War, CIA agent Michael Smith is captured by the Communists, prompting a rescue mission organized by his father aided by hired mercenaries.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Abdee, the formerly enslaved Scottish nobleman living on the lush 18th century colonial Caribbean island of St. Joseph's, is framed for murder and forced to lead a new rebellion.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Herbert Lom
The Hunt (Video 2006)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

There are over 43 million hunters in the United States today. A great number of hunters...a great number of deer. Statistically something was bound to go wrong.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Joe Michael Burke, Cliff De Young, Robert Rusler
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Oliver Reed, Donald Pleasence, Romy Windsor
Captive (1986)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The daughter of an international tycoon is kidnapped by a trio of abductors who seek to mold her to their lifestyle.

Director: Paul Mayersberg
Stars: Irina Brook, Oliver Reed, Xavier Deluc
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

James Spawn is a misdirected, bumbling outcast who strikes out on a quest for true romance. Through the powers of an ancient mystical ring, Spawn is able to turn dreams into reality. Or is ... See full summary »

Director: Joone
Stars: Ted Davis, Rebecca Ferratti, Lorissa McComas
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Nick Rainwood and Allie Yorpin are a modern day Romeo and Juliet living in southern California, separated by the unbridgeable gulf of their backgrounds and torn between loyalty to their "gangs" and their real desires.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Richard Joseph Paul, Danielle von Zerneck, Keith Coogan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This project was unfinished.

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Oliver Reed, Len Cariou, Leslie Nielsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Urbano Barberini ... Tarl Cabot
Rebecca Ferratti ... Talena
Jack Palance ... Xenos
Paul L. Smith ... Surbus
Oliver Reed ... Sarm
Larry Taylor ... Marlenus
Graham Clarke Graham Clarke ... Drusus
Janine Denison Janine Denison ... Brandy
Donna Denton Donna Denton ... Lara
Jenifer Oltman Jenifer Oltman ... Tafa (as Jennifer Oltmann)
Martina Brockschmidt Martina Brockschmidt ... Dorna
Anne Power Anne Power ... Beverly (as Ann Power)
Arnold Vosloo ... Norman
Chris du Plessis Chris du Plessis ... Sarsam
Ivan Kruger Ivan Kruger ... Sarm's Rider
Edit

Storyline

American professor Tarl Cabot is transported via a magical ring to planet Gor, where he must help an oppressed country overthrow its evil king and his barbarian henchmen.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Norman's Gor See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritius See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Palance got third billing despite less than two minutes of screen time. See more »

Quotes

Norman: Hey guy, you... are a statement!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Gor II (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Did they even read the book?
13 February 2009 | by sychonicSee all my reviews

Much like the other commenters, my view is that this movie is bilge. Really it's not much different than those sword and sorcery movies that were inspired by the Conan the Barbarian movies -- this is more like Conan the Destroyer than the infinitely superior first film.

There are so many flaws, and they have been mentioned in detail in other comments, they can't all be listed, it would use up the word maximum.

Suffice it to say that this is in the area of "Ator the Fighting Eagle" style flicks, very low budget, no talent to speak of in the direction or cast, and the writing is atrocious.

It is too bad, it appears the makers figured they could make the same movie, with the silly comic relief, that they've made dozens of times before, slap the "Gor" name on it, and people would watch it if they were into the books.

The Gor books do merit a movie, and the makers wouldn't even need too large a budget, though it would help since the world Norman created is quite intricate. And yes, the sexual aspect can be pretty adult in the books, the latter ones anyway. But the first few are pretty tame in that regard.

Still, a reasonably budgeted R-rated movie with a talented director (get Milius!) could have been made and would likely been successful.


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed