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By the Sword (1991)

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A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
F. Murray Abraham ... Maximilian 'Max' Suba
Eric Roberts ... Alexander Villard
Mia Sara ... Erin Clavelli
Christopher Rydell ... Jim Trebor
Elaine Kagan ... Rachel
Brett Cullen ... Danny Gallagher
Doug Wert ... Hobbs
Sherry Hursey ... Tanos
Stoney Jackson ... Johnson
Caroline Barclay ... Tatiana
Peter Cohl Peter Cohl ... Calder
Stephen Polk ... Williams
Ennalls Berl Ennalls Berl ... Dana
Dharvi Darrell Dharvi Darrell ... Landlady
Eve Kagan Eve Kagan ... Daughter
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A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro's. As they are thrown into conflict, Suba and the maestro's past appear to be linked. And the resolution of their mysterious relationship may be a duel to the death. Written by Kathy Li

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They come from everywhere to challenge their fate...

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Adventure | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Espada da Justiça See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Fencing Student: You never taught me that!
Alexander Villard: You can't teach surprise.
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not for professional fencers
24 September 1999 | by blakdukeSee all my reviews

Hey, so the fencing is a bit hokey. The movie is "not" about fencing, if it were we would all be asleep in 10 minutes. I have fenced on and off for over 30 years so I know a little bit about it. I would rather watch something like this than any fencing bout ever put on. So all you purists out there, lighten up. Like the movie for what it is, don't dis-like it for what it isn't. The story was not about fencing, the fencing was only a backdrop to the story.


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