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For the episode, see MST3K 1206 - Ator, the Fighting Eagle.

Ator, the Fighting Eagle is a 1982 sword-and-sorcery adventure film directed by Joe D'Amato (credited as David Hills). It is the first in a series a films to feature the character Ator, as played by Miles O'Keeffe.

Plot

Ator, a prophesied hero, is adopted by a peasant family as a baby. When he is older, his plan to marry his adoptive sister is thwarted when she is abducted by a villainous cult leader. Ator must rescue his love and defeat the cultists.

Cast

  • Miles O'Keeffe as Ator
  • Sabrina Siani as Roon
  • Ritza Brown as Sunya
  • Dakar as High Priest of the Spider Cult
  • Nello Pazzafini as Bardak
  • Edmund Purdom as Griba

Notes

  • The trailer for Season 12 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (released on November 12th, 2018) revealed that Ator, the Fighting Eagle would be one of the films riffed.
  • This film is also a RiffTrax presentation, released in 2017. It is available here.
  • Miles O'Keeffe would return as Ator in The Blade Master (AKA Cave Dwellers, which would become Experiment #301) which was also directed by Joe D'Amato and released in America in 1984.
  • O'Keeffe would reprise the role of Ator in 1987's Iron Warrior, a production which did not involve D'Amato.
  • The film is followed by a sequel, Ator 2: The Blade Master. [1]
  • Joe D'Amato released Ator 4 (AKA Quest for the Mighty Sword) in 1990, in which O'Keeffe does not appear. It features Eric Allen Kramer as Son of Ator.

References

  1. The Blade Master. CultCelebrities.com. Retrieved on April 29, 2019.