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Release Date:
22 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Be there... or beheaded!
Plot:
Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Lots of fun and a little bit of hidden depth See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Tim Robbins ... Erik

Mickey Rooney ... Erik's Grandfather

Eartha Kitt ... Freya

Terry Jones ... King Arnulf

Imogen Stubbs ... Princess Aud

John Cleese ... Halfdan the Black
Tsutomu Sekine ... Slavemaster

Antony Sher ... Loki
Gary Cady ... Keitel Blacksmith
Charles McKeown ... Sven's Dad

Tim McInnerny ... Sven the Berserk

John Gordon Sinclair ... Ivar the Boneless
Richard Ridings ... Thorfinn Skullsplitter

Freddie Jones ... Harald the Missionary

Samantha Bond ... Helga
Danny Schiller ... Snorri the Miserable

Jim Broadbent ... Ernest the Viking (a Rapist)

Jim Carter ... Jennifer the Viking (Another Rapist)
Matyelok Gibbs ... Erik's Mum
Tilly Vosburgh ... Unn-the-Thrown-At

Jay Simpson ... Leif the Lucky
John Scott Martin ... Ingemund the Old
Sian Thomas ... Thorhild the Sarcastic
Sarah Crowden ... Grimhild Housewife
Bernard Padden ... Mordfiddle the Cook
Bernard Latham ... Ulf the Unmemorable
Julia McCarthy ... Thorfinn's Mum
Allan Surtees ... Thorfinn's Dad
Sandra Voe ... Ivar's Mum
Angela Connolly ... Thorkatla the Indiscreet
Sally Jones ... Leif's Pregnant Girlfriend
Andrew MacLachlan ... Ornulf / Chamberlain / Dog Soldier
Tim Killick ... Bjarni / Halfdan's Guard / Musician

Graham McTavish ... Thangbrand / Citizen / Dog Soldier
Cyril Shaps ... Gisli the Chiseller
Peter Geeves ... Eilif the Mongol Horde / Musician
Paddy Joyce ... Prisoner
Colin Harper ... Prisoner
Harry Jones ... Prisoner
Barry McCarthy ... Prisoner
Neil Innes ... Hy-Brasilian

Garry Roost ... Prisoner

Simon Evans ... Odin
Matthew Baker ... Thor
Dave Duffy ... Horribly Slain Warrior
Frank Bednash ... Even More Horribly Slain Warrior
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Simon ... Svens Grandfather (uncredited)
Max Votolato ... Child God (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Jones  written by

Produced by
Terry Glinwood .... executive producer
John Goldstone .... producer
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Innes 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Wilson 
 
Film Editing by
George Akers 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
John Beard 
 
Art Direction by
Gavin Bocquet 
Roger Cain 
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Woollard 
 
Costume Design by
Pam Tait 
 
Makeup Department
Annie McEwan .... makeup artist (as Anne McEwan)
Demelza Rogers .... hair & makeup
Aileen Seaton .... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris Thompson .... production manager
Larry Jackson .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Brown .... first assistant director
Neil Calder .... third assistant director
Julian Doyle .... second unit director
Margarita Doyle .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Sarah Horton .... set designer
Robert Jackson .... carpenter
Alan Lee .... conceptual designer
Mark White .... construction
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Simon Wilkinson .... dressing props
Dennis Murray .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... sound editor
Bob Doyle .... sound recordist
Paul Filby .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Noel Wallace .... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mario Cassar .... special effects foreman: Malta
Richard Conway .... special effects designer
Dave Eltham .... special effects technician
Steve Hamilton .... special effects floor supervisor
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor
Stephen Hutchinson .... special effects technician
Dave Chagouri .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Janice Body .... rotoscope artist
Martin Body .... effects coordinator
Bob Cuff .... matte painter
Joy Cuff .... matte painter
Dennis McTaggart .... visual effects editor
Andrew Coates .... assistant optical camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Martin Grace .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Kevin Brookner .... assistant camera
Kenny Byrne .... focus puller
Alfie Emmins .... best boy
Dean Kennedy .... electrician
Simon Richards .... clapper loader
Dave Ridout .... electrician
Norman Smith .... gaffer
Mark Strasburg .... focus puller: second unit
Ian Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant
Marion Weise .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Charles Ireland .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Altman .... conductor
John Altman .... orchestrator
Ray Williams .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Christopher Aber .... assistant to Mickey Rooney
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Yvonne Eastmond .... assistant production accountant
Mike Higgins .... location manager
Joyce Turner .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Bill Jones .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
107 min | 79 min (director's cut)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12/9 | Finland:S (cut version) (video release) | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #29792) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Tom Hulce, star of Amadeus (1984), was originally intended to play the lead part of Erik. However, by the time that funding was secured, Hulce had decided to take a break from films to concentrate on his stage career.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Helga:[Erik has accidentally run his sword through her while killing the other two Vikings who were raping her] Thanks for saving me from a fate worse than death!
Erik:I didn't mean to!
Helga:[Gasping for breath] Oh, that's all right then... it's the thought... that counts...
Erik:Tell me your name?... Tell me... what IS it...?
[Helga dies before she can answer]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92" (2010)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun and a little bit of hidden depth, 5 May 1999
Author: Semper B from NYC, NY

In true Python alum fashion, this movie is rewatchable (despite what Maltin says) and a lot of fun each time you watch it. Tim Robbins does his usual good job in a light-hearted but sensitive role; and possibly the best line of the movie is John Cleese's reaction to Robbins when Robbins *believes* himself to be invisible, declaring: "Now you see me, now you don't!" Cleese's reaction has me laughing out loud every time.

Behind all the fun and games, though, Terry Jones has done some pretty darn clever commentary on belief systems and epistemology; the fact that you can only be affected by that particular brand of magic in which you believe is a strong idea which rings nicely throughout the movie. (The addition of the priest character drives the point home nicely.) Interesting ideas, which I'd bet are ignored by most people just out for a good time (which is okay too, since it's a funny movie).

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