Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Action / Fantasy / Adventure

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Conan the Barbarian picture
Conan the Barbarian is an American action film first released on 2nd April 1982, directed by John Milius. Cinematography was by Duke Callaghan and the film was scored by Basil Poledouris. It is based on a story by Edward Summer and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman and Ben Davidson.   It is an Universal Pictures production, produced by D. Constantine Conte and distributed by Universal Pictures. Location filming was in Almería, Andalucía, Spain.   The film was released with the tagline: "He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered HIM with her bare hands."   It is a color film and runs to 2 hours and 9 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Conan the Barbarian is: good - passable entertainment.

Other recommended films that have been directed by John Milius include: Dillinger (1973), Big Wednesday (1978), Red Dawn (1984) and Flight of the Intruder (1991). The actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has also appeared in: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), End of Days (1999), The 6th Day (2000) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

Other recommended action/fantasy/adventure films of the 1980s from USA that you may want to consider are: Tim Burton's Batman (1989), Desmond Davis's Clash of the Titans (1981), Irvin Kershner's The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Richard Marquand's Return of the Jedi (1983) and Richard Lester's Superman II (1980).

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