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By the Sword (1994)





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An aged fencing master can no longer bear the guilt of having accidentally killed an opponent during a long-ago match and so goes looking for the dead man's son to find redemption and peace. The son has grown up to run his own fencing school. Without identifying himself, the older man makes friends with the youth. This drama follows what happens when the young man learns the truth about the enigmatic fellow. A climactic duel ensues.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Eric Roberts
as Villard
Mia Sara
as Erin
Elaine Kagan
as Rachel
Brett Cullen
as Danny Gallagher
Doug Wert
as Hobbs
Stoney Jackson
as Johnson
Stephen Polk
as Williams
Peter Cohl
as Calder
Dharvi Darrelle
as Landlady
Eva Laura Kagan
as Daughter
Joseph Socolof
as Young Suba
John Sheehan
as Doorman
Nate McCoy
as Young Villard
Cathy Gallagher
as Mrs. Villard
Mark Ivie
as Mr. Villard
Maurice Kamni
as Fencer
Jan Bryant
as Fencer
Mage White
as Fencer
Etelke Fekete
as Fencer
James Diorio
as Fencer
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By the sword is one of those movies you find yourself watching when you have a raw case of insomnia. Nevertheless, it was entertaining and Eric Roberts gives a suitable performance as the fencing instructor that values winning above all and should have been cast as the villain instructor in the original Karate Kid. F. Murray does a good job directing the actors and tells a far to familiar story of never judging a book by its cover in a fun and entertaining way.

Don Dahl
Don Dahl

A good movie, I like the theme of redemption and always being haunted by your memories and living in the past which now that it has happened you cant change. the Fencing is decent but all the minor characters are forgettable, Abraham and Roberts are good as foils to each other in the last scene...very underrated and almost unknown..always liked Abraham (he is from Pittsburgh) since he played Salieri in Amadeus the Champion of Mediocrity LOL...I also like Eric Roberts who as he gets older has gotten better and is getting some better roles, lmao whenever I see him in the Killers Video Mr Brightside...

Christian Zayc
Christian Zayc

A good film.

Leo L
Leo L

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