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Cromulus The Destroyer

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PostSubject: Rexor/Rexer?   Thu 10 Jan - 4:47

Maybe Milius named the character after this man?!

I also wonder of his exact contributions for CONAN.

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Fred Rexer, also known as Fred L. Rexer, and as Fred Rexer, Jr., is a U.S. Army Vietnam combat veteran and Hollywood actor and screenwriter. He is best known as the military advisor for Apocalypse Now and as Spiritual Advisor for Conan the Barbarian. In the opening scenes of Red Dawn he played the paratroop commander, and later the knife-wielding Russian tank commander gunned down at the service station. Fred Rexer has contributed numerous passages to the screenplay of that film and other films written or directed by John Milius and Walter Hill. Milius has named Rexer as the real-life prototype of Captain Willard, the protagonist of Apocalypse Now. (See Peter Cowie, The Apocalypse Now Book, Da Capo Press, 2001.)
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PostSubject: Re: Rexor/Rexer?   Thu 10 Jan - 21:28

"Spiritual advisor for Conan"?


Sounds like he was the guy Milius used to smoke joints with, between scene and scene. Mr. Green
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PostSubject: Re: Rexor/Rexer?   Thu 10 Jan - 22:23

I may be wrong but my guess is that he helped Milius stage the Mountain of Power infiltration sequence and the Battle of the Mounds...

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