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The Barbarians (1987)

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Alberto Piferi (dubbing dialogue), James R. Silke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul ... Kutchek
David Paul ... Gore
Richard Lynch ... Kadar
Eva LaRue ... Ismene (as Eva La Rue)
Virginia Bryant ... Canary
Sheeba Alahani Sheeba Alahani ... China
Michael Berryman ... Dirtmaster
Franco Pistoni Franco Pistoni ... Ibar
Raffaella Baracchi Raffaella Baracchi ... Allura
Pasquale Bellazecca Pasquale Bellazecca ... Kutchek Young Boy
Luigi Bellazecca Luigi Bellazecca ... Gore Young Boy
Wilma Marzilli Wilma Marzilli ... Fat Woman
Paolo Risi Paolo Risi ... Pin the Dwarf
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Ghedo - Strongman
Angelo Ragusa ... Kadar's Man
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Storyline

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Barbarians See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$800,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canon Italia S.r.l. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of the Bear Creature was actually played by a costume designer named Lucas Gunn. He worked on several aspects of the costumes used in the movie, but this was his very first creature design, as such he wanted to play the extra role of the creature (a very short role to be sure). After the movie released the part in which the bear creatures head is toyed with by the twins, became a fan favorite spawning several common references in internet memes etc. See more »

Quotes

Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Highly enjoyable, tongue in cheek sword & sorcery
12 October 2005 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

This was directed by Ruggero Deodato, a true icon to many horror film fans after he directed the seminal and notorious Cannibal Holocaust. However, don't expect to find any such notoriety in the film reviewed here as it proves to be incredibly tame in comparison and plays more like a Conan inspired outing for a young audience.

Such a description may instantly put off most fans of the whole Conan inspired Sword & Sorcery genre but before you turn your nose up at this, it has to be said, this movie is just so much fun!

It's mostly played for laughs and features two HUGE and highly likable heroes in the form of David and Peter Paul aka. the Barbarian Brothers who both seem to be having a ball with their characters.

B-Movie favourite Richard Lynch turns up as the main villain in the piece and it's also great to see roles for Big George Eastman and Michael Berryman.

Added to this, the ladies are stunning to behold and suitably scantily attired throughout the films duration (a staple and much welcomed ingredient in the genre!)

What can I say, - this simply is a really fun and lighthearted take on the genre and I recommend it wholeheartedly!


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