Matthew Robbins (1981)

A Certificate


Our Score
The early 1980s brought a rash of fantasy adventures, ranging from the camp fun of Conan the Barbarian to such dire examples as The Sword and the Sorcerer. This one, which follows a magician's assistant on his quest to kill a dragon, is aimed more at a family audience, though it's not without its violent moments. It doesn't take itself too seriously and benefits from a good cast that includes Ralph Richardson and John Hallam. The effects aren't bad either.


A community forced to sacrifice young girls to a dragon seeks the aid of a powerful wizard to kill the creature. However, when the sorcerer dies, his apprentice takes on the challenge just as a princess, ashamed of the privilege she enjoys, offers herself up as the next victim. Fantasy adventure, with Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke and Ralph Richardson.

Cast & Crew

Galen Peter MacNicol
Valerian Caitlin Clarke
Ulrich Ralph Richardson
Tyrian John Hallam
Casiodorus Peter Eyre
Greil Albert Salmi
Princess Elspeth Chloe Salaman
Hodge Sydney Bromley
Simon Emrys James
Horsrik Roger Kemp
Brother Jacopus Ian McDiarmid
Director Matthew Robbins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: video and DVD