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Release Date: May 14th, 1982

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

R|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Orphaned boy Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), and is compelled to push "The Wheel of Pain" for many years. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father's sword. With beautiful warrior Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and archer Subotai (Gerry Lopez), he faces a supernatural evil.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Gerry Lopez, Mako , Ben Davidson, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Max von Sydow

Director: John Milius

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures, MCA

Keywords: Survival, Revenge, Love, Melodramatic, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A series of meaningless adventures punctuated with a lot of clanky, very bloody swordplay, Conan the Barbarian is best remembered for a scene in which Schwarzenegger punches out a camel. show more

  • Those who have an inherent distaste for this sort of entertainment will appreciate Conan the Barbarian's impeccable production values without enjoying the story; most everyone else will be swept away by the film's spectacle. show more

  • I liked a lot of it myself, and with me, a few broadswords and leather jerkins go a long way. show more

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