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Army of Darkness (1992)

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

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Ash
Embeth Davidtz ... Sheila
Marcus Gilbert ... Lord Arthur
Ian Abercrombie ... Wiseman
Richard Grove ... Duke Henry the Red
Timothy Patrick Quill Timothy Patrick Quill ... Blacksmith
Michael Earl Reid ... Gold Tooth
Bridget Fonda ... Linda
Patricia Tallman ... Possessed Witch
Ted Raimi ... Cowardly Warrior (as Theodore Raimi)
Deke Anderson ... Mini-Ash #1
Bruce Thomas ... Mini-Ash #2
Sara Shearer Sara Shearer ... Old Woman
Shiva Gordon Shiva Gordon ... Pit Deadite #1
Billy Bryan ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sound the trumpets, Raise the drawbridge, and drop the Oldsmobile See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and horror | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The entire sequence when Evil Ash grows out of Ash's shoulder starting with an eye is an homage to the Japanese/American "B" horror film The Manster (1959). See more »

Goofs

The metal rim around the pit was fastened with bolts which were not in existence in 1300 AD. Also, the chains used are of a modern design, and the leg clamp is welded - also not in use in 1300. 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 »

Alternate Versions

There is a German DVD version of the movie which is rated 18 in Germany. It is only available under the Red Edition" Line and consists of the Director's Cut plus additional scenes and the alternate ending. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Little Goody Two Shoes
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Written by Sam Raimi
Performed by Bruce Campbell
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"Well hello Mr. Fancy Pants."
2 June 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

Picking up where "Evil Dead II" left off in a somewhat altered opening, Bruce Campbell, now a full blown Han Solo smart ass, is trapped in the dark ages and is eventually found to be the one fated to the Deadites after he retrieves the Book of the Dead, which can also help send him back to his own time. But Bruce, being as stupid as he is, screws up the magic words that are meant to keep the Army of Darkness away and he ends up unleashing an army of undead skeletons by accident who are led by his evil alter ego. Now he must use his 20th century know how to save the day or else evil will forever rule the Earth.

Bruce is back and funnier than ever. No real horror here, more of a parody of a big budget fantasy adventure film. Sadly, a number of great gags were left on the cutting room floor that are generally only seen on extended DVD's and TV showings.

Hail to the King, baby.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424,535, 21 February 1993

Gross USA:

$11,502,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,502,976
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (international cut) | (Television Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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