Robert E. Howard's barbaric swordsman seeks revenge against Thulsa Doom, the snake-worshipping murderer of his parents. Schwarzenegger's broad portrayal is great fun to watch!
The film that launched the gigantic career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger plays Conan, a slave turned gladiator, who escapes from captivity to embark on a mythic quest.
More Clips & Interviews
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the original action-packed epic adventure Conan the Barbarian. Following his parents’ savage murder, young Conan (Schwarzenegger) is captured by the cold-blooded Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) and spends the next fifteen years in agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter. Rather than allowing this brutal fate to conquer him, Conan builds an incomparable body and an indomitable spirit—both of which he needs when he suddenly finds himself a free man. Aided by his companions Subotai the Mongol (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria, Queen of Thieves (Sandahl Bergman), Conan sets out to solve the “riddle of steel,” seize ultimate power and, finally, take revenge on the warlord who killed his family.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the Cimmerian Conan who sets out with his companions to learn the "riddle of steel," which will give him ultimate power and kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom.
Through the history of mankind, the times that are most recorded in mythology and song are those of great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age. Such a tale is the story of CONAN THE BARBARIAN. The Cimmerian, Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is captured as a child after his parents' savage murder by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), head also of the malignant snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years' agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter, forge a magnificent body and indomitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner, Conan, with his companions Subotai the Mongol (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria, Queen of Thieves (Sandahl Bergman), sets forth upon his quest to learn "the riddle of steel" which, his father has prophesied, will confer ultimate power, and to kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom.
More Valerie Quennessen Movies Videos
More Credits (4)
Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android!