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By the Sword (1991)

R
91 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and ...See moreA mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro's. As they are thrown into conflict, Suba and the maestro's past appear to be linked. And the resolution of their mysterious relationship may be a duel to the death. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
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$4,078
Gross (US & Canada)
$6,220
Gross (World)
$6,220
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Release date
Jan 1992 (United States)

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F. Murray Abraham
Maximilian 'Max' Suba Maximilian 'Max' Suba   See fewer
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Eric Roberts
Alexander Villard Alexander Villard   See fewer
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Mia Sara
Erin Clavelli Erin Clavelli   See fewer
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Christopher Rydell
Jim Trebor Jim Trebor   See fewer
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Elaine Kagan
Rachel Rachel   See fewer
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Brett Cullen
Danny Gallagher Danny Gallagher   See fewer
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Doug Wert
Hobbs Hobbs   See fewer
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Stoney Jackson
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Caroline Barclay
Tatiana Tatiana   See fewer
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Peter Cohl
Calder Calder   See fewer
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Stephen Polk
Williams Williams   See fewer
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Dharvi Darrell
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Eve Kagan
Daughter Daughter   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Doorman Doorman   See fewer
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Joseph Socolof
Young Suba Young Suba   See fewer
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Nate McCoy
Young Villard Young Villard   See fewer
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Cathy Gallagher
Mrs. Villard Mrs. Villard   See fewer
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Mark Ivie
Mr. Villard Mr. Villard   See fewer
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Maurice Kamhi
Fencer Fencer   See fewer
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Jan Bryant
Fencer Fencer   See fewer
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Mage White
Fencer Fencer   See fewer
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Etelke Fekete
Fencer Fencer   See fewer
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James Diorio
Fencer Fencer   See fewer
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James Michael Cummings
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Troy Martin
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,389 votes