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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Nordmänner  »

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The round grindstone wheel used by the enslaved Vikings to grind corn in their cave prison is obviously a metal frame covered with hide and made to look like a stone wheel. See more »

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Ed Wood Jr. ain't got nothin' on this baby
14 January 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Did you know it took FIVE men to edit this film? I don't think I've ever seen any other film with more than two, possibly three, credited editors. It's not surprising, though, considering what they had to work with. Take a wooden Lee Majors as the Six Million Dollar Norseman. Add in an asinine plot about a Viking vs. Native American war. Thicken and stir with the producer's son in a vanity role as a young Viking with all the acting ability of a lamppost, and sprinkle with Deacon Jones playing a black (yes, as in of African extract!!) Viking who got picked up on an earlier longboat jaunt. The result is surely one of the ten worst films ever to get a theatrical release, and that is no easy accomplishment. Your jaw will hang open in horror for the full 97 minute running time.


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