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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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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

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

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 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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Scholarly comedy.
29 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Erik The Viking seems like a rather scholarly comedy. Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, seems to have done a lot of work on the history of the vikings. Jones then injects his sense of humor, which is over the top, and you have an educated comedy that only somebody familiar with Python could love.


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