Conan The Barbarian (1982)
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Conan was still a child when he saw his parents murdered and his village burned by a horde of savages, lead by the semi-god Thulsa Doom. They took him to the north, where he grew up working like an animal, and was later sold as a slave. His master trained him to be a warrior, and made a fortune by using him in fights. But there comes one day, when he gives Conan his freedom, and the chance to take his revenge after so many years.
He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands.
Title: Conan The Barbarian
Release Date: May 14, 1982
Runtime: 129 mins
All Genres: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
Arnold Schwarzenegger ...Conan
James Earl Jones ...Thulsa Doom
Max von Sydow ...King Osric
Sandahl Bergman ...Valeria
Ben Davidson ...Rexor
Cassandra Gava ...The Witch (as Cassandra Gaviola)
Gerry Lopez ...Subotai
Mako ...The Wizard / Narrator
Valérie Quennessen ...The Princess
William Smith ...Conan's Father
Luis Barboo ...Red Hair
Franco Columbu ...Pictish Scout
Leslie Foldvary ...Sacrificial Snake Girl
Gary Herman ...Osric's Guard
Erik Holmey ...Turanian War Officer (as Erick Holmey)
Akio Mitamura ...Mongol General
Nadiuska ...Conan's Mother
Jorge Sanz ...Young Conan
Jack Taylor ...Priest
Sven Ole Thorsen ...Thorgrim (as Sven Ole Thorsen)
Kiyoshi Yamasaki ...Sword Master
Pilar Alcón ...Orgy Slave Girl
Florencio Amarilla ...Man
Ron Cobb ...Black Lotus Street Peddler
Dragon Dronet ...Pit Fighter
Donald Gibb ...Osric's Guard
Andrea Guzon ...Breeding Woman
Corrie Jansen ...Beautiful Woman Jumping to her Death
John Milius ...Foodseller in the Old City
D. Constantine Conte
Raffaella De Laurentiis
Edward R. Pressman
Dino De Laurentiis
Robert E. Howard
More Movie Taglines:
- He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands.
- Thief Warrior Gladiator King
- Although Conan and Valeria are shown together frequently throughout the movie, he only speaks five words to her in the entire film - and they're all in the first thirty seconds after they meet: "You're not a guard", and "No".
Conan's response to the Mongol General is an abbreviation of a real quote attributed to Genghis Khan: "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters." Subotai (or Subedei Baghadur) was the name of Great Khan's general. The fact that Conan is not only chased but to some extent orphaned by dogs also recalls Genghis Khan's well-documented fear of that particular animal. Finally, the writers' preoccupation with steel seems oddly coincidental, given that Genghis Khan's birth name, Temujin, is frequently translated as "finest steel."
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sandahl Bergman did their own stunts, as suitable body doubles couldn't be found.
To give the characters' costumes a more authentic and "lived-in" look, Dino De Laurentiis had the cast members wear their costumes both during rehearsals and the actual scene shoots.
Arnold Schwarzenegger had to tone down his workout, as his arm/chest muscles were so big that he couldn't wield a sword properly.
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