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Erik the Viking (1989)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsutomu Sekine ...
Gary Cady ...
Charles McKeown ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Be there... or beheaded!


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Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erik el vikingo  »

Box Office


$1,932,642 (USA)

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| (director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Helga's name is never spoken in the film. Erik asks for her name, but she dies before she can tell him. See more »


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Behind the Director's Son's Cut (2007) 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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