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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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Taglines:

In an age of darkness. At a time of evil. When the world needed a hero. What it got was him. 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, Ash does not say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" (a reputed homage to the film The Day The Earth Stood Still.) but a slight variant in which he pronounces the second word as "Verata." Apparently this is intentional as the wise man is also heard saying the words this way when instructing Ash on what to do to retrieve the necronomicon. See more »

Goofs

The fog being sucked into the first book is violating the laws of thermodynamics. It is obvious that they filmed the fog coming out of the book, and played it backwards for this scene. 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

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Top Gun (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Traditional
Performed by Bruce Campbell
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Bruce Campbell in his prime
27 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Bruce Campbell is the absolute king of B Movies and in this movie he's in the absolute prime of his career. He's got such screen presence doing all the corny and off the wall jokes in what is the third movie of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy. The first movie was pretty much a straight up horror movie, then Evil Dead 2 while it still had a bit of true horror in it was very much a comedy film also, in Army of Darkness they go all out with the comedy. But the comedy is done tastefully and doesn't make the movie into a parody of the previous films like a lot of bad movies like Scary Movie do. Plus it doesn't hurt that they time travel back to medieval times instead of being a modern day cabin like the previous two movies were.

Embeth Davidtz plays the female lead who is normally known for much more boring movies like The English Patient and what not shines in a much different role for her. Even Bridget Fonda has a cameo at the beginning of the movie.


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