(public domain title; 2/15/1984; Italy; PG; 92m)

a.k.a. CAVE DWELLERS (variation)
a.k.a. ATOR THE INVINCIBLE (original)
a.k.a. ATOR L'INVINCIBLE 2 (France)
a.k.a. THE BLADE MASTER (video)

sequel to ATOR THE FIGHTING EAGLE (1983)
prequel to THE IRON WARRIOR (1986)

Ad: "A pure action fantasy where good, strength and exotic beauty battle evil."

Plot: Ator helps a woman rescue her inventor-father from the grasp of mustached evil guy, and invents the hang-glider along the way.

Exec: Alex Susmann (Ator the Fighting Eagle)
Prod: John Newman
Assoc: Chris Trainor (Ator the Fighting Eagle)
Dir/Scr: David Hills (Ator the Fighting Eagle)
a.k.a. Aristide Massacessi
(Death Smiles on a Murderer)
a.k.a. Joe D'Amato (Buried Alive)
Ed: David Framer
Cin: Frederick Slonisco a.k.a. Joe D'Amato (Ator the Fighting Eagle)
ADir: Massimo Lentini
(705-Escape 2000; Bronx Warriors)
Score: Carlo Rusticelli (Queen of the Nile)
Score: Karl Michael Demer
(303-Pod People; 213-Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster;
322-Master Ninja I; 324-Master Ninja II)

Ator / Miles O'Keeffe*
Mila / Lisa Foster (Spring Fever)
Thong / Chen Wong
Akronos / David Cain Haughton (The Lost City)
Zor / Charles Borromel (Gidget Goes to Rome; White Slave Ship)
High Priest / Robert Black (So I Married An Axe Murderer)
village elder / Donald Hodson (Frankenstein Unbound)
na / Stephan Soffer
Wallon / Ned Steinberg
Sander / Hershel Curtis
old woman / Sandra Carle
first maiden / Nancy Hall
second maiden / Linette Ray
first youth / Robert Karshin
second youth / Andy Stradly
third youth / Steve Rivers

Trivia: Muscleman MILES O'KEEFFE (sometimes spelled O'KEEFE) got his big break playing the title character opposite Bo Derek in the cheesy and soft-core Tarzan The Ape Man released in 1981. Not taking his movie career or acting ability seriously, he reportedly has been amused by the Brains' riffing of his character Ator in Ator the Invincible (a.k.a. The Blade Master a.k.a. THE CAVE DWELLERS), a role which he introduced in 1983's Ator the Fighting Eagle and repeated in 1986's Iron Warrior. O'Keeffe fans can also see him in: Campus Man (1987); Cartel (1990); The Colombian Connection (1991); The Drifter (1988); King's Ransom (1991); Liberty & Bash (1990); The Lone Runner (1988); Pocahontas the Legend (1995); Relentless 2 Dead On (1991); S.A.S. San Salvador (1984); Shoot (1992); Silent Hunter (1994); Sword of the Valiant (1983); Waxwork (1988); and Zero Tolerance (1993). He did not star in 1985's Quest for the Mighty Sword a.k.a. Ator III: The Hobgoblin, which was about the adventures of Ator's son instead.

Last Updated: 6/21/1999

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