Conan the Barbarian (1982)
A film directed by John Milius

Genre: Action / Fantasy / Adventure

Film Review

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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Film Credits

  • Director: John Milius
  • Script: Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Oliver Stone, Edward Summer (story)
  • Photo: Duke Callaghan
  • Music: Basil Poledouris
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan), James Earl Jones (Thulsa Doom), Max von Sydow (King Osric), Sandahl Bergman (Valeria), Ben Davidson (Rexor), Cassandra Gava (The Witch), Gerry Lopez (Subotai), Mako (The Wizard), 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), Akio Mitamura (Mongol General), Nadiuska (Conan's Mother), Jorge Sanz (Young Conan), Jack Taylor (Priest), Sven-Ole Thorsen (Thorgrim), Kiyoshi Yamasaki (Sword Master), Pilar Alcón (Orgy Slave Girl), Florencio Amarilla (Man), Ron Cobb (Black Lotus Street Peddler), Dragon Dronet (Pit Fighter)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 129 min

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