Back in the days when everyone believed in magic, a horrifying fire-breathing dragon terrorized the sixth-century British countryside. The only hope for the beleaguered citizens is an aging sorcerer (Sir Ralph Richardson). But when he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls on his young apprentice, Galen (Peter MacNicol). Galen's mission is complicated by resistance from the king - and by falling in love - but his biggest challenge comes when he is suddenly face to face with the dreaded monster. Is his magic enough to save him?

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Dragonslayer (1981)

PG

Action/Fantasy/Adventure · 1h 50m · 6/26/1981

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In the Dark Ages, Magic was a weapon. Love was a mystery. Adventure was everywhere... And Dragons were real.

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Back in the days when everyone believed in magic, a horrifying fire-breathing dragon terrorized the sixth-century British countryside. The only hope for the beleaguered citizens is an aging sorcerer (Sir Ralph Richardson). But when he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls on his young apprentice, Galen (Peter MacNicol). Galen's mission is complicated by resistance from the king - and by falling in love - but his biggest challenge comes when he is suddenly face to face with the dreaded monster. Is his magic enough to save him?

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

Budget

$18,000,000

Revenue

$14,110,013
Cast
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Ralph Richardson

Ulrich
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Emrys James

Valerian's Father
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Douglas Cooper

Urlander
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Roger Kemp

Horsrik
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Jason White

Henchman
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John Hallam

Tyrian
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Chris Twinn

Urlander
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Alf Mangan

Urlander
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Yolande Palfrey

Victim
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James Payne

Urlander
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Ian McDiarmid

Brother Jacopus
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Caitlin Clarke

Valerian
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David Mount

Urlander
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Sydney Bromley

Hodge
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Ken Shorter

Henchman
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Chloe Salaman

Princess Elspeth
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Albert Salmi

Greil
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Peter MacNicol

Galen
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Peter Eyre

Casiodorus Rex
Crew
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Matthew Robbins

Director
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Hal Barwood

Writer
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Matthew Robbins

Writer
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