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Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

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Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Profion
Bruce Payne ... Damodar
Justin Whalin ... Ridley Freeborn
Marlon Wayans ... Snails
Robert Miano ... Azmath
Tomas Havrlik Tomas Havrlik ... Mage
Thora Birch ... Empress Savina
Edward Jewesbury ... Vildan Vildir
Zoe McLellan ... Marina Pretensa
Lee Arenberg ... Elwood Gutworthy
Kristen Wilson ... Norda
Martin Astles Martin Astles ... Orc #1
Matthew O'Toole Matthew O'Toole ... Orc #2
David O'Kelly David O'Kelly ... Three Eyes
Richard O'Brien ... Xilus
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Storyline

The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages - an elite group of magic-users - rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer's young Empress, Savina, wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion is plotting to depose her and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, and tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will bring death and destruction to Izmer, Savina must find the legendary Rod of Savrille, a mythical rod that has the power to control Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Enter two thieves, Ridley and Snails, who unwittingly become instrumental in Savina's search for the Rod. Joined by a feisty Dwarf named Elwood, and helped by the Empress's expert tracker, the Elf Norda, the young heroes go in search of the Rod of Savrille. From the deadly maze of the Thieves Guild... Written by Wizards of the Coast

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,237,422, 10 December 2000

Gross USA:

$15,391,970

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,978,694
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the 1974 tabletop RPG game by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. See more »

Goofs

Elwood's beard changes from dark red to a much lighter reddish orange by the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Snails: She must've put some kinda holding spell into that bracelet.
Ridley: Yeah, must be the only way she can get guys to come home with her.
Marina Pretensa: I'd have to put a feeble mind spell on myself to want to take *you* home.
Snails: That was funny.
Marina Pretensa: You're going to the city dungeon.
Snails: That wasn't.
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No dragons or other animals were hurt or injured during the filming of this motion picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some sound reductions were made for the UK cinema version to reduce the impact of violence and bring the rating down to a "12". An uncut "15" rating was available to the distributor (Entertainment Film Distributors). UK video and DVD versions have the cuts restored because the sound effects were found to be "less disturbing on the small screen" (according to the British Board of Film Classification). See more »

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Just shoot me...
5 February 2001 | by gaussgoatSee all my reviews

In what can only be described as the worst movie made in the past decade, Dungeons & Dragons will leave you begging for mercy.

Hands down, the biggest contributor to the demise of this movie was the script. It was litterally the most insulting, inane dialogue I have ever been treated to in a movie.

Props arrive next in an extremely close second. The 35 Million dollars used to make this film must have been used on late night taco runs, because the quality of the props is abyssmal. The "prized artifact" of the movie looks like it fell out of a box of cracker jack, while some of the armor and backgrounds are straight out of the Bargain Bin at your local toy store. Better attempts at fantasy film making have been shot on camcorders across the globe in people's back yards.

The acting was terrible all around. The few, and I mean FEW, attempts at serious dialogue were crushed by the worst script ever. The only remotely cool character in the entire proceeding was Demadar, who was still pretty goofy. I guess if I was 8 or so, I might have thought he was creepy. The notably great actors in this film should have balked the moment they saw the script/quality of filming, and their presence on the screen only adds to the insult.

Th producers of this movie should be ashamed of themselves. Hundreds of thousands of loyal D&D fans have been waiting for over 25 years for a great, inspiring movie from their hobby. D&D has a prodigious level of material written about it, and any one of it's 100+ books would have made a better movie if read aloud by Pee Wee Herman.

This horror show of a movie will no doubt ensure the demise of a great hobby in the public eye for at least the next 10 years. Any potential fan of the game will be unable to forget this awful movie experience. Consider yourself warned, and never, EVER see this movie.


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