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Conan the Barbarian


Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman View All


John Milius (Screenplay), John Milius (Director), Oliver Stone (Screenplay), Edward Summer (Story) View All

Release: Apr. 2nd, 1982
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man...
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19 Conan the Barbarian is one of the best movies of all time
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45 So what about Conan?
I have been saying they should make another Conan movie for years. I have even been doing some research for script ideas (of my own). I hear they are going to do one, an origin movie. Robert Rodriguez...
25 Conan
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18 New Conan Film?
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6 King Conan
Since the illustrious Mr. Schwarzenegger has pursued other opportunities, John Milius has decided to go forward and pursue another actor (yet unannounced) to play the aging Conan role. Other news is t...

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mark f
Even if Milius doesn't admit it in the special features, I find the ending of Conan the Barbarian to be Milius's way of trying to improve upon Coppola's ending of Apocalypse Now, and he succeeds because the ending of Apocalypse Now pretty much relegates THAT film to the state of mediocre.
Conan The Barbarian is not a film with the greatest of acting or storytelling, it's a pure action flick (underneath the swords and magic exterior) and unsurprisingly Arnie does well in it.
It's not that he's unaware of how Conan feels, he just sees it through his warped world view, going on to point out how his drive for revenge is what gave him strength, in the same way an angry father would point out how much he gave his son.
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