Conan the Destroyer (1984)
aka: King of Destroyer: Conan Part 2
A film directed by Richard Fleischer

Genre: Action / Fantasy / Adventure

Film Review

Conan the Destroyer is an American action film first released on 19th October 1984, directed by Richard Fleischer. Cinematography was by Jack Cardiff and the film was scored by Basil Poledouris. It is based on a story by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako and Tracey Walter. It has also been released under the title: King of Destroyer: Conan Part 2.   It is a De Laurentiis production, produced by Dino De Laurentiis and distributed by Universal Pictures. Location filming was in Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.   The film was released with the tagline: "The most powerful legend of all is back in a new adventure."   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 43 minutes.  

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

Other recommended films that have been directed by Richard Fleischer include: Armored Car Robbery (1950), The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), Fantastic Voyage (1966) and 10 Rillington Place (1971). The actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has also appeared in: The Running Man (1987), Collateral Damage (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and The Rundown (2003).

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: Richard Fleischer
  • Script: Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas (story), Gerry Conway (story), Stanley Mann
  • Photo: Jack Cardiff
  • Music: Basil Poledouris
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan), Grace Jones (Zula), Wilt Chamberlain (Bombaata), Mako (Akiro 'The Wizard'), Tracey Walter (Malak), Sarah Douglas (Queen Taramis), Olivia d'Abo (Princess Jehnna), Pat Roach (Man Ape), Jeff Corey (Grand Vizier), Sven-Ole Thorsen (Togra), Bruce Fleischer (Village Heckler), Ferdy Mayne (The Leader), Andr√© the Giant (Dagoth), Matt Conner (Zeus), Erik Holmey (Henchman of Queen Taramis), Terry O'Neill (Village Heavy), John Sabol (Warrior in village), Angel Ashley
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Aka: King of Destroyer: Conan Part 2

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