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The Barbarians (1987)

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

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Ismene (as Eva La Rue)
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Sheeba Alahani ...
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Franco Pistoni ...
Raffaella Baracchi ...
Allura
Pasquale Bellazecca ...
Kutchek Young Boy
Luigi Bellazecca ...
Gore Young Boy
Wilma Marzilli ...
Fat Woman
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
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Kadar's Man
Nanni Bernini ...
Kadar's Man
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Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

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Fantasy | Adventure

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20 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los bárbaros  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$800,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of the Bear Creature was actually played by a costume designer named Lucas Gunn. He worked on several aspects of the costumes used in the movie, but this was his very first creature design, as such he wanted to play the extra role of the creature (a very short role to be sure). After the movie released the part in which the bear creatures head is toyed with by the twins, became a fan favorite spawning several common references in internet memes etc. See more »

Quotes

Ibar: Stay where you are, fatty.
Gore: Fatty? Me?
Kutchek: You.
Gore: FATTY! Who you calling fatty, moosehead?
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Referenced in Movie Nights: Twin Sitters (2015) See more »

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Ruby Dawn
Written by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Performed by Ronnie Jackson
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For fans of camp, this is a gem
10 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit that I loved this movie -- it's completely campy, it doesn't take itself seriously for a moment, and it has few redeeming qualities. The actors -- which is a loose description of what they are doing on screen -- look like they are having a ball filming this over-the-top sword-and-sorcery outing, and it's hard not to share in the fun. The heroes are musclebound, the damsel-in-distress is pretty and spunky, the bad guy is a caricature of bad-guys. What more can you wish for?

Frankly, any movie that includes a girl in a cage commenting on the arrival of her two rescuers with "And look at the size of you two! This is Ismina's lucky day!" gets a pass from me. It's fun.


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