- In Memoriam: The film was dedicated to stuntman Jack Tyree, who was killed on-set while performing a stunt.
- Sleeper Hit: Made on a budget of $1 million, The Sword and the Sorcerer grossed nearly $40 million at the box office, making it the most profitable independent film of 1982.
- The Other Darrin: Richard Moll only played Xusia in the opening scene, because he had a bad reaction to the contact lenses and was sent to the hospital. Xusia's other scenes at the end of the movie were done by a stand-in and later dubbed by Moll.
- What Could Have Been: Oliver Reed recorded a voiceover narration, but the producers dissatisfied with the quality and replaced him with Simon MacCorkindale.
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