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An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.

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Thorvald
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Ragnar
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King Eurich
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Death Dreamer
Susie Coelho ...
Winetta
Christopher Connelly ...
Rolf
Jimmy Clem ...
Olif
Deacon Jones ...
Thrall
Denny Miller ...
Rauric
Fred Biletnikoff ...
Norseman
Seamon Glass ...
Stargazer
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Old Indian woman
Jerry Daniels ...
Kiwonga
Steve Denny ...
Norseman
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Young Eric
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An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.

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13 March 1980 (Colombia)  »

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Die Nordmänner  »

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The Norseman killed on the beach went down as if mortally wounded with only two arrows in his hip, and one that he pulled from his own shoulder. He also had blood coming from his mouth. Yet he had received no arrows to any vital part of his body or torso. And he never fought back or charged the Native Americans. See more »

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see where your magic has gotten us, wizz-ard!
24 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an appalling film, and worth watching for that very reason. You'll struggle to buy a copy, and it probably isn't worth it, but in the UK we do get the occasional opportunity to see it on telly, so take them. This is a film with more ham than a Tesco deli counter, and Lee Majors, well, his own agent once described him as a 'somewhat limited actor'. The language - see my title, but to fully appreciate you'll have to hear the intonation in the movie itself, think Conan the Barbarian voiceovers - and the mock ritual and rite of Vikingness is hugely entertaining. Not unlike the sort of heavy metal that appeals to teenagers. Don't worry about history, it's irrelevant to this film - we all know the vikings must have been pretty sophisticated people, you'd have to be to conduct your trade from Teheran to St. Johns! And their business was arms and slaves, so they knew how to look after themselves. And this is not a film about sophisticated people. But the absolute star of this film is Jack Elam as the Death Dreamer, the wizard. The stereotypical shaman, Dr Samedi meets Don Juan meets Papa Lazarou. Honestly, folks, this movie is a hoot, but it is utter rubbish. If you want a quality viking flick, although again with questionable historical accuracy, go for The Vikings, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and a brilliant Ernest Borgnine. At least you'll care about the characters.


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