A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

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Herger - Joyous (as Dennis Storhoi)
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Anders T. Andersen ...
Wigliff - King's Son
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Skeld - Superstitious
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Weath - Musician
Mischa Hausserman ...
Rethel - Archer
Neil Maffin ...
Roneth - Rider
Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis ...
Halga - Wise (as Asbjorn Riis)
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Helfdane - Fat
Daniel Southern ...
Edgtho - Silent
Oliver Sveinall ...
Haltaf - Boy
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Sheikh ahmed ibn fadlan leads a group of savants from Baghdad according to the caliph's request to meet the demand of the Bulgarian's king, Almash Yaltwar, who asked to learn about the Islamic religion to find explanation for the most important question: how can this religion, which comes from the heart of the desert, create the biggest empire in the world?

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Prey for the living. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody battles and carnage | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Eaters of the Dead  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,267,756 (USA) (27 August 1999)

Gross:

$32,694,788 (USA) (26 November 1999)
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Trivia

Was filmed two years before its eventual release date, which had been pushed back several times. See more »

Goofs

When Herger offers Ahmed mead, in which Ahmed refuses because he can't drink fermented grapes or wheat, the shape and position of the horn of mead alters drastically. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Watch where you throw that... you dig like a dog.
Herger the Joyous: Did you call me a dog?
Angus: I said you dig like one. Flinging earth carelessly like an animal.
Herger the Joyous: So, now I'm an animal?
Angus: You're not listening.
Herger the Joyous: I'm deaf?
Angus: You're a fool, little man.
Herger the Joyous: That is because, boy, your words are feeble and twisted as an old woman!
Angus: This old woman'll send you to the next world, old man.
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I thought this movie was one of the best I have seen in a long time. I am not a big action film lover, and really did not want to see this, but it had me at the edge of my seat and enjoying it the whole time. There is enough dry humor thrown in so it does not get to dark. This movie will definitely be added to my DVD collection!


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