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Merlin: The Return (2000)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 22 December 2000 (UK)
A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

Director:

Paul Matthews

Writer:

Paul Matthews
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rik Mayall ... Merlin
Patrick Bergin ... King Arthur
Craig Sheffer ... Mordred
Adrian Paul ... Lancelot
Julie Hartley Julie Hartley ... Guinevere
Tia Carrere ... Dr. Joan Maxwell
Leigh Greyvenstein Leigh Greyvenstein ... Kate
Byron Taylor Byron Taylor ... Richie Gould
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Morgana
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... Richie's Mom
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Gawain
Lynne White Lynne White ... Aunt Everlyn
Jocelyn Broderick Jocelyn Broderick ... Megan
Lee-Anne Liebenberg ... Mordred Personal Bodyguard 1
Connie Giles Connie Giles ... Mordred Personal Bodyguard 2
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Storyline

"Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 years while Merlin's magical powers kept them at bay. However, in the present, a scientist accidentally finds the gateway to the other world and is about to release Mordred into 20th Century life. Arthur is reawakened from his slumber and together with Merlin, tries to find a way to stop Mordred from re-entering this world. Written by Anon

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Trivia

This is one of the few live action productions based on Arthurian legend in which the actor playing Merlin, Rik Mayall, is younger than the actor playing King Arthur, Patrick Bergin. See more »

Goofs

How do the two children climb into the boot of Maxwell's car as when she comes out of the house she presses her key fob to release the locks. See more »

Quotes

Mordred: Give me the sword, or the woman dies.
King Arthur: Then take it.
[He tosses Excalibur straight at Mordred, which pierces through his chest]
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Not the worse movie I've seen.....
21 August 2003 | by pmc31-1See all my reviews

but coming close to it.

This film has possibly on of the worst, and slowest, sword fights in the history of cinema. It was that bad, it looked as though the editor had used footage of a dress rehearsal, instead of the real scene.

Add to this appalling accents, dodgy over the top acting, and cheap sets that looked like early Dr Who/ sixties Star Trek.

If you're an adult watch John Boormans "Excalibur". If you have kids watch the Sam Neil mini-series.

But avoid this at all costs.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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1.85 : 1
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