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Iron Warrior (1987)

Ator and his brother are separated as children by the evil witch Phaedra. 18 years later she takes over the kingdom with the help of a masked warrior. Ator and Princess Janna prepare for the final fight.


Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradley)


Steven Luotto (story), Alfonso Brescia (story) (as Al Bradley) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator
Savina Gersak Savina Gersak ... Princess Janna
Elisabeth Kaza Elisabeth Kaza ... Phoedra
Iris Peynado ... Deeva
Tim Lane Tim Lane ... King
Tiziana Altieri Tiziana Altieri ... Young Phoedra
Franco Daddi Franco Daddi ... Trogar (as Frank Daddi)
Josie Coppini Josie Coppini ... King Impostor
Malcolm Borg Malcolm Borg ... Young Ator
Conrad Borg Conrad Borg ... Young Trogar
Jon Rosser Jon Rosser ... Nekron


Ator and his brother Trogar are separated as children by the evil witch Phaedra who gets banned for this. 18 years later she returns, taking over the kingdom with the help of the undefeatable masked warrior. Princess Janna is able to escape the slaughter of her family and joins Ator in fighting the witch. On the mystic island of Stygian they search for a golden chest and prepare for the final fight against her and the Iron Warrior. Written by Dirk Weiler

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Born of a sorceress... sired by a dragon... baptized in blood! See more »


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Italy | Netherlands



Release Date:

9 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ator the Iron Warrior See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,385, 11 January 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 1980 Popeye movie village set was used during filming. See more »


During cliff-side sword fight scene, the camera pans left to reveal trucks, a pop-up tent, and what looks like a u-haul in the background. See more »


Princess Janna: But what if they kill you?
Ator: Then I'd be dead. But they won't.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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80's arthouse fantasy
29 July 2003 | by vampiremoviesSee all my reviews

This is very different from the standard sword 'n sandal pics, and indeed the other two Ator films. It feels more like an art house film. Lots of swirling cloths, slomo-scenes, coloured filters, weird hair styles and make up and a WTF?! Ending. Our princess wears dresses made of swirling cloths in either scarlet or blue, she has pink lips and one pink eyebrow (weird) and her hair is kinda gathered into this crest like a Greek helmet which is just odd. Ator, has his hair done like a girl, beautifully braided and is too neat and styalised to be the 'warrior hero' he is supposed to be. The whole thing feels like a rock video, or an advert for something. The one great thing is that it isn't dubbed.

This is by the director of the awful 1973 'Beauty of the Barbarian' and had I known that I might not have bought it. This is a terrible film. Nothing much happens, its very very arty ie: pretty in a very 80's kind of way, but not much substance. The music is again poorly chosen, though its not as cringeworthy as the skippy the kangaroo stylee stuff from 'beauty of the barbarian'. The characters are underdeveloped, and although Miles O'Keeffe is undeniably lovely to look at, even he cannot save this film. The ending is sudden, weird and non sensical, if you can make it that far. The special effects like Phaedra's spinning hula hoop are tacky. There is no tension, no emotion, no real story and even the sword fights aren't particularly exciting. Still, it is quite pretty, the scenery (its filmed in Malta) is beautiful, and it does have a shirtless Miles O'Keeffe.

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