Red Sonja

July 3rd, 1985







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Plot
The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed...

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 4.5/10 (15,657 voted)

Director: Richard Fleischer

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman

Storyline
The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man...

Writers: Robert E. Howard, Clive Exton

Cast:
Brigitte Nielsen - Red Sonja
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Kalidor
Sandahl Bergman - Queen Gedren
Paul L. Smith - Falkon (as Paul Smith)
Ernie Reyes Jr. - Prince Tarn
Ronald Lacey - Ikol
Pat Roach - Brytag
Terry Richards - Djart
Janet Agren - Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Donna Osterbuhr - Kendra the High Priestess
Lara Lamberti - Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
Hans Meyer - Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi - Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni - Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stafano Mioni)
Tutte Lemkow - Wizard

Taglines: A woman and a warrior that became a legend.

Release Date: 3 July 1985

Filming Locations: Celano, Italy

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $284,662 (USA) (7 July 1985) (88 Screens)

Gross: $6,948,633 (USA)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It is commonly believed that Robert E. Howard created the character of Red Sonja in one of his Conan short stories. In reality, he created a character with a similar name (Red Sonya) that appeared in a minor role in a non-fantasy work of historical fiction. "Red Sonja", the character popularized by the 1985 movie, actually first appeared in a Conan comic book written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Red Sonja and Falkon fight the bandits that captured Prince Tarn, Falkon hits a downed bandit with his bone club and part of the club breaks off upon impact. When he appears on screen again a moment later, the club is undamaged.

Quotes:
Kalidor: I'm not a mercenary. No body pays me. And if I feel someone one owes me, I take it.



User Review

Laptop Critics Don't Know Jack

Rating: 8/10

Personally this is one of my all time favorite movies since I was very young. That being said I had not seen this movie in over a decade before seeing it on the shelf at the grocery store where I purchased it.

I had just watched the two Conan movies a few nights prior and I sat down with my lady to watch an old favorite.

To me this movie was infinitely more enjoyable than the Conan movies. And even as an adult some 20 years later with a much wider and esoteric taste in movies, music and games; I found this movie a blast and I'm not going to say it's a 10 and nor am I going to play the role of lap top critic.

I'm just going to say this: In a world of horrible blockbusters like GI Joe and Transformers I feel Red Sonja was money and time well spent.









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