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The Lost Empire (1984)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | February 1985 (USA)
Seeking revenge, officer Angel Wolfe, her Native American friend Whitestar, and outlaw Heather infiltrate a fortified island where an undead wizard and his evil cult force captured women to take part in gladiatorial tournaments.

Director:

Jim Wynorski

Writer:

Jim Wynorski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Vincz Melanie Vincz ... Angel Wolfe
Raven De La Croix ... Whitestar
Angela Aames ... Heather McClure
Paul Coufos ... Rick Stanton
Robert Tessier ... Koro (as Bob Tessier)
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Sin Do / Lee Chuck
Blackie Dammett ... Prager
Linda Shayne ... Cindy Blake
Kenneth Tobey ... Capt. Hendry
Tom Rettig Tom Rettig ... Officer Robinson
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Whiplash
Art Hern Art Hern ... Charles Chang
Anne Gaybis ... Prison Referee (as Annie Gaybis)
Bill Thornbury ... Rob Wolfe
Gary Don Cox Gary Don Cox ... Horny Cowboy
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Storyline

After officer Rob Wolfe is killed trying to stop a gang of ninjas from robbing a jewelery store, his sister, officer Angel Wolfe, vows to avenge his death. Her investigation leads her to the mysterious Dr. Sin Do, who is supposedly in league with an undead wizard named Lee Chuck. The doctor is holding a martial arts tournament on a secret island fortress, so Angel, after rounding up some of her martial-artist friends, enters the tournament in the hopes of finding Sin Do and Lee Chuck and bringing them to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Roaring Adventure With Blistering Action and Eye-Popping Women


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El imperio perdido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harwood See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview with the director, Jim Wynorski, he said "I got my first break doing The Lost Empire for Plitt Theatres. The late owner, Henry Plitt (a decorated war hero), wanted to make a low budget sci-fi action picture as a tax loss. I never knew that when I made the show, so I put my heart and soul into the project. When it finally got completed, Plitt actually liked it enough to give it a wide theatrical release - where it actually made some money." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the jewelry store proprietor fires seven shots from a six shot revolver. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sin Do: Ahhhh blood, My favorite wine!
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Connections

References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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grade 'B', but you should really view it!!!!!!
20 September 2002 | by toddhauserSee all my reviews

This movie, although a grade 'B, movie.. warrants viewing ... believe me, if you like MST3k videos, you'll like this one even without robotic comments. There's something about the honesty and simplicity of the actresses that makes it a very wholesome movie ... so watch it, or drop out!


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