Seven Magnificent Gladiators, The (1983)


aka: I Sette Magnifici Gladiatori

A bandit leader (Dan Vadis), endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother, makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword and go in search of a hero (Lou Ferrigno) who is able to wield it and save their village from the evil bandit. Also stars Sybil Danning, Brad Harris, Carla Ferrigno (Lou's wife) and Sal Borgese.

This was former bodybuilder Dan Vadis's last film appearance. He was to die under strange circumstances. On June 11th, 1987, in Lancaster, California, he was found dead in an automobile out in the desert. His death, apparently due to an accidental drug overdose, resulting from acute ethanol and heroin-morphine intoxication. He was survived by his wife Sharon Jessup.

Sal Borgese was a spectacular, agile Italian actor and stuntman. One of the best of his generation in the 1970's.

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The Seven Magnificent Gladiators aka: I Sette Magnifici Gladiatori


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