* BoxOfficeBomb: Unfortunately didn't make back its costs. [[MedalOfDishonor When adjusted for inflation, it is currently the biggest flop in film history.]]
** No, it's [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative second]] biggest bomb. Don't forget about Film/CutthroatIsland.
* HeyItsThatGuy Omar Sharif as Melchidisek. Sven Wollter as King Hrothgar. Kristen Cloke as the Wendol Queen.
* StarMakingRole: One of the best things about this film is that it helped jumpstart Vladimir Kulich's career.
* TroubledProduction: From all what's known, the film was reshot at least twice before test screenings. Two scores were written. Countless {{Executive Meddling}}s halted production a few times, forcing the crew and actors to start from scratch. Then there was ''another'' reshooting after unsatisfying results from test screenings. There was apparently poor teamwork between crew and actors (Omar Sharif said a lot of harsh words about [=McTiernan=]'s skills as director) and open conflict between execs, [=McTiernan=] and Crichton about screenplay. A horse was killed during the production, slowing it even further. It's a wonder the film didn't end up in DevelopmentHell.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The film was ''heavily'' cut after poor reactions to test screenings and this shows up ''badly'' in the theatrical version - it's very clear entire sections of the film have been left on the cutting room floor in an attempt to make the film more appealing to a popular audience. In a pre ''Film/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' era, which proved audiences were perfectly happy to sit through long fantasy themed films, it's obvious the studio panicked at the poor test screening results and butchered the film. Ironically the cut down version received poor reviews and performed badly at the box office whereas who's to say how the originally envisaged version might have been received?
** The score written by Graeme Revell was replaced with the one written by Music/JerryGoldsmith. There are at least few fan-made montages using Revell's soundtrack, but since each track got only number, it's a wild guess where to fit which.
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