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Army of Darkness (1992)

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A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ash
... Sheila
... Lord Arthur
... Wiseman
... Duke Henry the Red
Timothy Patrick Quill ... Blacksmith
... Gold Tooth
... Linda
... Possessed Witch
... Cowardly Warrior (as Theodore Raimi)
... Mini-Ash #1
... Mini-Ash #2
Sara Shearer ... Old Woman
Shiva Gordon ... Pit Deadite #1
... Pit Bitch
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Storyline

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He's a 20th century guy, trapped in the middle ages. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and horror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Army of Darkness: The Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424,000, 21 February 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,502,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,502,976
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| (director's cut) | (international cut) | (Television Cut)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Embeth Davidtz had such a rough time shooting the fight scenes, filming at night and wearing heavy prosthetics, that she contemplated quitting acting. In a later interview, she acknowledged the hardships she had to endure, but said that over the years, she had come to enjoy all the positive comments she got from fans of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ash did a flip over Evil Ash and stabs him in the back, it appears that Ash's cape got caught with the sword and Evil Ash. The next shot, Evil Ash did get stabbed but Ash's cape didn't. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[opening monologue]
Ash: My name is Ash and I am a slave. Close as I can figure, the year is thirteen hundred A.D and I'm being dragged to my death. It wasn't always like this, I had a real life, once. A job.
Ash: [now Ash is in a flashback] Umm... Hardware aisle twelve, shop smart, shop S-Mart!
Ash: [back to monologue] I had a wonderful girlfriend Linda. Together we drove to a small cabin in the mountains. It seems an archeologist had come to this remote place to translate and study his latest find...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Ash can be heard laughing over the beginning of the credits in the original ending. See more »

Connections

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March Of The Dead
Written by Danny Elfman
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Hail to the King, Baby
20 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you have seen the previous installments, the Evil Dead 1 and 2, you know what to expect from this movie. If you haven't, prepared to be shocked and impressed.

When I first saw this movie, I had not seen the previous installments in the loosely called 'series'. I did not know what to expect, but right from the start of the film, it becomes clear that you are to relax, free your mind, and laugh as hard as you can.

This movie has no flaws in my opinion. It is perfectly done and Bruce Campbell is as always the perfect role for Ash. Once you have finished the movie, you will have quotes to say with your friends over and over again I promise you. I still use quotes from the movie and I've seen it hundreds of times. If you don't see this movie, you haven't lived life yet.


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