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Erik the Viking (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy  |  22 September 1989 (USA)
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

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Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Be there... or beheaded!


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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Erik el vikingo  »

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$1,932,642 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Hulce, star of Amadeus (1984), was originally intended to play the lead part of Erik. However, by the time that funding was secured, Hulce had decided to take a break from films to concentrate on his stage career. See more »

Goofs

As the ship is flung a great distance by the dragon, some of the Vikings fall out. This wouldn't happen, since they're following the same parabolic trajectory as the ship. See more »

Quotes

King Arnulf: Now, I want you to be absolutely, totally, genuinely honest with me. Did you really, truly, honesty like it?
Erik: ...No.
King Arnulf: They didn't like it! Oh my God! I want to die!
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Crazy Credits

This film also does not involve SPAM. This will hurt Hormel's sales. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) See more »

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Beautifully done!
28 May 2005 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Right, so judging by the 5.7 score this film has, I realise I'm in a minority here... Well I'm sorry, but this is such a wonderful film! The story is great, the cast is fantastic, effects are good, soundtrack is lovely, and excluding the first fifteen minutes, which are crucial for the storyline, it is hilarious throughout! Unlike other Python films, this one is real, with no silly cartoon bits in the middle and a much more intelligent humour. Much better than The Holy Grail, that had a rubbish end to it.

Well done Terry, it's a great shame that not more viewers have come across Eric The Viking, or didn't like it as much (I have a feeling that many of them were expecting a typical Python film).


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