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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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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,078, 26 September 1993

Gross USA:

$6,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,220
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Max Suba: Swordplay is like conversation. You have to learn to listen to your opponent.
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A very entertaining motion picture
29 December 2002 | by George041See all my reviews

F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts gave outstanding performances. The supporting cast did very well. This film is not just about fencing. It is about people who interact with other people in different ways; that is, some people treat other people in compassionate ways while others do not. And in the final act, kindness and respect becomes paramount instead of selfishness, arrogance and the desire to win at all costs.


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