TRUE LIES
1994, 20th Century Fox, 141 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

Director James Cameron reunites with TERMINATOR star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who leads a double life as Harry Tasker, a secret agent masquerading as a computer salesman, in this crowd-pleasing action film. Wife Jamie Lee Curtis has no idea she’s married to a James Bond-esque operative, and looks to used car salesman Bill Paxton to add some excitement to her life; she gets more than she bargained for when Harry takes on a Palestinian terrorist group. With Tom Arnold, Tia Carrere and Charlton Heston.


CONAN THE DESTROYER
1984, Universal, 103 min, USA, Dir: Richard Fleischer

A kinder, gentler Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads Akiro (Mako) and Zula (Grace Jones) on a quest to save a princess. Also stars Wilt Chamberlain (!) and Tracey Walter. Written by Marvel Comics titans Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, stunningly photographed by the incomparable Jack Cardiff and saturated with a more go-for-broke, gonzo appeal than its slightly more serious predecessor.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN
1982, Universal, 129 min, USA, Dir: John Milius

Before he was the Terminator, before he was the governor, he was the Barbarian, seeking vengeance against the sorcerer who massacred his village. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the film adaptation of the Robert E. Howard novels. Writer-director John Milius’ intelligent and visceral sword-and-sorcery film features Ron Cobb and William Stoudt’s beautiful production design and an inspiring score by Basil Poledouris. Co-starring James Earl Jones and Max Von Sydow.


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