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The Norseman (1978)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Action  |  13 March 1980 (Colombia)
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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 (as Jacob Jerry Daniels)
Steve Denny ...
Norseman
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Young Eric (as Chuck Pierce)
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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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Endlessly amusing garbage.
18 September 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When you get a load of this casting mix and this plot, you're probably already preparing yourself for a dumb, silly and cheese ball period adventure. Much of the acting is less than stellar (yet entertaining in its own way), the accents (or lack thereof) priceless, and the action ridiculous. There's a fair bit of blood here for a PG rated flick, but overall this is a pretty "good" diversion on a crummy, politically incorrect, wholly inaccurate level.

The hilariously cast Lee Majors of 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'The Fall Guy' fame plays proud Norse warrior Thorvald, accompanying a group of his men to America (which they dub "Vineland"), where his father, the King (Mel Ferrer), had vanished previously. It turns out that dad had been abducted by the local Indian tribe, so the very slim story ends up turning into a "Norseman vs. Indians" series of battles. Also along for the ride are none other than Jack Elam as an old "wizard", Cornel Wilde as a Norseman named Ragnar, Christopher Connelly as Rolf, Jimmy Clem, a regular in the films of Charles B. Pierce ("The Legend of Boggy Creek", "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"), and the directors' son Chuck Pierce as Majors' younger brother. Sonny Bonos' third wife Susie Coelho plays the young Indian hottie who sympathizes with the Norsemen and betrays her tribe. And is that Kathleen Freeman as an old Indian woman? It sure is.

This is worthy of some hearty chuckles, thanks to the script (by Pierce Sr. himself) and performances. But it's not totally lacking in quality, with sharp Panavision photography by Robert Bethard and stirring, atmospheric music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava.

This may not be one of the directors' finer moments, but it's still fun to a degree.

Executive produced, uncredited, by Majors and his then wife, Farrah Fawcett.

Five out of 10.


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