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Kull the Conqueror (1997)

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A barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

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John Nicolella

Writers:

Robert E. Howard (worlds and characters), Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Kull
Tia Carrere ... Akivasha
Thomas Ian Griffith ... General Taligaro
Litefoot ... Ascalante
Roy Brocksmith ... Tu
Harvey Fierstein ... Juba
Karina Lombard ... Zareta
Edward Tudor-Pole ... Enaros
Douglas Henshall ... Ducalon
Joe Shaw Joe Shaw ... Dalgar
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... King Borna (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
Terry O'Neill Terry O'Neill ... Ship Captain
Pat Roach ... Zulcki
John Hallam ... Mandara
Peter Petruna Peter Petruna ... Slave
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Storyline

A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Courage Conquerors All. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conan the Conqueror See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,450,145, 1 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,086,891, 5 October 1997
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tia Carrere, Roy Brocksmith, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Pat Roach have all worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Kull the Conqueror was originally going to be the 3rd Conan film "Conan the Conqueror" with Schwarzenegger reprising the role of Conan the Cimmerian. See more »

Goofs

When the King hands the crown to Kull a smoke-pot is visible in the crown to give the appearance of heat. See more »

Quotes

Ascalante: Your bride is over 3,000 years old.
Kull: She told me she was 19!
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema release was uncut 5 seconds was cut from the video release by the BBFC. See more »

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Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Kull the Conqueror (2011) See more »

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19 September 2007 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

KULL is not to be taken seriously, even though it is derived from a serious book by the author of the Conan stories, Robert Howard. Kevin "Hercules" Sorbo plays Kull, a warrior in search of a kingdom in a time long forgotten, in a breezy, off-handed manner -- and his refusal to take his character too seriously works in favor of this low-budget quickie. The ever-delectable Tia Carrere plays a witch who plans to take over the world, and she is absolutely delicious as a supernatural villainess. The fights are clumsily staged, the sets are from hunger, but the dialog is a lot of fun and everyone would appear to be having a good time. A rainy day pick. It certainly kicks Red Sonja's butt.


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