Conan the Barbarian

Trivia: Arnie actually had to modify his workout because he was unable to wield a broadsword properly.


Trivia: Arnold's buddy from his bodybuilding days, Franco Colombo, appears in many of his films. In this film he appears at the very beginning, as part of the army that attacks Conan's village and kills his parents. He is the advance scout who crouches atop a rock as the rest of the army sweeps by him.


Trivia: The face paint the actors used in the movie was extremely itchy. In one case the water wasn't running and the actors had to sleep with it on.


Trivia: The dagger in the movie with resembles fangs of a serpent was kept by Arnold as a memento. He still owns it today.


Trivia: In the fight scene at Doom's palace, those were real weapons the actors were using. There were frequent accidents while filming, and not just in that scene.


Trivia: William Smith who plays the father of Conan was also a bodybuilder and was offered the opportunity to play the role of Conan but refused.


Trivia: In the whole film, Conan only says five words to Valeria, questioning if she is a guard and responding "no." Both were within the first 30 minutes.


Continuity mistake: In the scene when Conan's mother is killed, we see her using both hands to hold her sword toward Thulsa Doom and his men. The camera cuts to young Conan and he is holding her right hand. When the camera cuts back to her, she is holding the sword with both hands again.

Mark Bernhard

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Suggested correction: It's not an inmediate shot, there's plenty of time in between for her to change the grip.

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King Osric: What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance... I salute you.

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Question: Is it ever explained why Conan was released from slavery?

Answer: Not in the movies, but in the original books. He escaped by grinding his chain between two millstones until it broke.


Answer: Conan was an undefeated fighter in the pit, who made his owner very wealthy and powerful. The look on his owner's face was of sadness and gratitude. He earned his freedom.

That...and Redbeard was growing fearful of Conan.

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