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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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As a favor for his friend Terry Jones, John Cleese replaced Jack Lemmon on short notice. See more »

Goofs

Erik runs through waist-deep water to get on shore to get the Cloak Invisible. When he arrives in Aud's bedchamber minutes later, his pants are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Snorri the Miserable: First we're flying - now we're sinking!
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Crazy Credits

This film is not based on the children's book "The Saga Of Erik The Viking" by Terry Jones (Although he hopes it will help the sales) See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) See more »

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30 May 2003 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

'Erik' was quite cute and had some absolutely brilliant moments but overall wasn't as tight and consistently funny as I was hoping. There were quite a few sections that seemed to wander along pointlessly; what a pity!

Tim Robbins was fine in a cutesy, little boy way which is, I guess, what he was supposed to be. I couldn't help wishing he had a tad more substance. Cleese's role seemed generally uninspired with only brief moments of genius. It was fun, however, seeing Tim McInnerny pre-Blackadder-"Captain Darling" days and Antony Sher made an excellent "trickster" Loki.

It's possible that the print I rented from my local video shop was a bit more dingy than the original, but the stunning scenery (filmed in Norway, Malta and England) lost its effect.

Despite these negatives, it's certainly worth watching at least once, if only for those inspired moments of comedy it contains.


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