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Erik the Viking (1989)

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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

Although in many ways a fantasy film, a certain amount of historical accuracy was intended. Most notably, not one horned helmet is seen in the entire movie. 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

Princess Aud: But, but you loved her all the same?
Erik: We never went to bed together.
Princess Aud: Why do you go on about that?
Erik: You have been to bed with somebody else, haven't you?
Princess Aud: I've never loved anybody!
Erik: I've never been to bed with anybody!
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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 The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen (2008) See more »

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Twisted comedy with social commentary and a great anti-hero
8 April 1999 | by (Mad City, WI) – See all my reviews

Well, Erik essentially IS an anti-hero - all his filmed adventures start when he sets out to right that unfortunate mishap during the looting and raping raid. Great comedic performance from Tim Robbins, very believable Industrious Torturer Cleese, unforgettable Jones as the King of high Brazil and the lovely Imogen Stubbs - what else can you ask for?! What about a magic dish cloth, you say - well, we've got that too!


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