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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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22 September 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,932,642 (USA)
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According to Michael Palin's diaries, Terry Jones approached Nicolas Cage for the role of Erik. See more »

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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 »

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Halfdan the Black: Look, I'm not an unreasonable man, Thord Andersson, but this is the second chance that I've given you.
Prisoner: But I'm a poor man, sir.
Halfdan the Black: Yes, but it's not just me, you see. A lot of people depend on this money. I really can't give you a third chance, I'm so sorry.
Halfdan the Black: [to his henchmen] Er, would you please behead him? Please?...
Prisoner: Oh no! Take all my sheep, all of them.
Halfdan the Black: Oh, that's a good idea. Take all his sheep.
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This film also does not involve SPAM. This will hurt Hormel's sales. 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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