Hashire Melos! (movie)

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Alternative title:
El Heroe Legendario (Spanish) 
Run Melos! 
走れメロス! (Japanese) 
Genres: adventure , drama 
Themes: historical 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: We are in Sicilia at the times of Magna Grecia. Melos is a good boy from Messina and has come to Siracusa, the magnificent city of temples, to buy a ritual sword for his sister's marriage ceremony. He meets a very talented sculptor and they become friends. After a while king's guardians arrest Melos, while he was having a walk in the castle's gardens and Siracusa's king, obsessed by the idea of anybody willing to kill him, sentence him to death. Melos is desperate, but most of all he wants to be present at his sister's ceremony, so he asks the king three more days to go to Messina for the celebration and then turning back to Siracusa where he will accept the death penalty. The king does not trust him, but, trying to demonstrate that nobody could trust him, asks him to find a volunteer substitute in case he'd escaped. The sculptor friend accept to be Melos' substitute in this case... 
User Ratings: 41 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:4, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, raw:1)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:6, raw:2)
 Decent: 6 votes (sub:6)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 56 users, rank: #4506 (of 6576)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.634 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.4442, rank: #1039 (of 6579)
Weighted mean: 7.487 (Good+), rank: #1207 (of 6579) (seen all: 7.57 / seen some: 9.00 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.495 (Good+), rank: #973 (of 5025)
Running time: 107 minutes 
Vintage: 1992-07-25
Premiere date:
1992-07-25 (Movie) 
Ending Theme:
"そのままの君が好き" by Kazumasa Oda 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Kouichi Yamadera as Melos 

Akiji Kobayashi as Dionysius II 
Akina Nakamori as Lysa 
Shinji Ogawa as Serinentius 
Yoshisada Sakaguchi as Alexis 

Aki Mizusawa as Furione 
Megumi Hayashibara as Clair (Melos' sister) 
Takuma Gouno as Pipor 
Japanese companies
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Cesar Arias as Dionisio II 
Jesus Barrero as Melos 
Rocio Prado as Laisa 
Salvador Delgado as Selininteus 

Alejandro Villeli as Alexis 
Araceli de Leon as Freyde 
Humberto Velez as Kalipos 

Agustín Sauret as Gallipeus 
Alejandro Villeli as Narrator 
Benjamin Rivera as Pipo 
Daniel Abundis as Herrero #2 
Gisela Casillas as Clía 
Spanish companies
Canal 20 (Guadalajara, Mexico) 
Cinema Golden Choice (Mexico) 
OnceTV (Mexico) 
Distributor: Videomax (Mexico/sub only) 

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