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      The Swordsman

      R 1992 1h 38m Fantasy List
      Reviews 11% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An immortal warrior (Lorenzo Lamas) and his ancient enemy (Michael Champion) take their quest for Alexander the Great's sword to the 1990s. Read More Read Less

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      Darrin Keene Film Threat Rated: 0/5 Feb 3, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I can understand why the movie has received such low scores, but the story isn't all bad...it's just poorly executed. The acting and action, if more convincing, could make the somewhat outlandish premise a little more realistic. It brings to mind Final Destination - another good story arc held back by overly exaggerated acting and storytelling. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Lorenzo Lamas as a cop seeking out a connection between a string of murders, his dreams and a stolen sword used by Alexander the Great. Somewhat flimsy premise also features an underground sword fighting ring with matches to the death. Despite identifying the killer, the cop curiously decides against bringing him to self-servingly find out how his dreams are connected. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Accomplished fencer and clairvoyant police detective is pulled into an investigation involving the heist of Alexander The Great's sword. It's a bit of an unnecessarily convoluted plot. Anything with Lamas in the lead, however, is worth checking out and this is no exception, although it will be quickly forgotten. For those interested apparently there is a sequel called Gladiator Cop. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review dave j Thursday, April 17, 2014 (1992) The Swordsman ACTION Straight-to-rental, written and directed by Michael Kennedy starring Lorenzo Lamas as homicide detective Andrew, who has an additional feature. It is that he has the psychic ability to either see the past or the future, depending on the circumstance. Like if he touches just a dead body, then he would be able to see how that person got killed, which is similar to the Christopher Walken character of "The Dead Zone", and if the person is alive he can either see other peoples fate including his own. Which the set up is as follows, where bodies are being found with no real identification, except that they all have one thing in common, that they were all killed by a sword. It is later learned that an illegal underground duelling operation was being practised, which if the persons were to win a specific amount of matches ends up winning a sword belonging to Alexander the Great. Except that Alexander's sword was stolen from an old exhibit museum funded by a wealthy donor by the name of Stratos (Michael Champion), leaving with one security guard killed in the process. In other words, he would pay goons to steal his own sword intended for a display at a museum funded by him just because he also happens to organize an illegal underground dueling operation which he tries to entice Andrew to join. What's dumb is that theirs no stakeout, nor is Andrew going undercover wearing a wire to convict this guy for attempting to kill the manager of the museum, Julie (Claire Stansfield) or even a suspect with other peoples deaths. So the police would have Andrew and his partner watch her, since some people was trying to kill her before for stealing the sword, and may come back to finish the job. And of course, both Julie and Andrew click. If you've seen the 1977 film called "The Duellists", starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, you will see how realistic those fights in that movie were in comparison to the fake looking sword fights in "The Swordsman". And as a guy who loves action movies, this movie is quite bad, even for someone who as athletic as Lorenzo Lamas. 2 out of 4 stars Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An immortal warrior (Lorenzo Lamas) and his ancient enemy (Michael Champion) take their quest for Alexander the Great's sword to the 1990s.
      Director
      Michael Kennedy
      Producer
      Nicolas Stiliadis
      Screenwriter
      Michael Kennedy
      Production Co
      SC Entertainment International
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround