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An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katia Chernov
Max Cardinal
Jason Parker
Paul Summer (as Michael Pare)
Suzanne Ristic ...
Young Mercenary
Michael Robinson ...
Tourist George
Tourist Laura


Jack Carver, a German ex-special forces soldier turned boatman, is hired by Valerie Cardinal, a journalist, to take her to a nearby island where her uncle Max works in a top-secret research facility, smuggling information out. However, the facility's director and evil mastermind Dr. Krieger is actually creating genetically modified super-soldiers with no intelligence, and Uncle Max and Val are taken by Krieger's mercenaries. It's now only up to Jack and his trusty handgun to save them and defeat Krieger's evil minions. Written by Lumos

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Far Cry Warrior  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Is actually based on Ubisoft's Far Cry Video game See more »


While mercenaries chase down Valerie and Jack with boats, Parker's pistol is shown to be empty in close shot (slide is locked to back-position). In the next cut the weapon is reloaded again (slide is where it is supposed to), but in the next shot immediately after it the gun is empty again. See more »


[from trailer]
Dr. Krieger: [From Trailer] You're just a simple boat man.
Jack Carver: I didn't say anything about being simple.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Alone in the Dark (2009) See more »


Performed by Richard Smith
Music & Lyrics by Jacques de Rooij & Richard Smith
Published by X-Tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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Forget the game it is based on and you might find it watchable
9 March 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This may be Uwe Boll's best movie ever. No,I'm not a fan. How could I be. Uwe Boll is a director who shows no respect for his audience and doesn't deserve respect when it comes to making movies. He even admitted himself that he does it solely for the money. He is not skilled at all and has got the creativity of an amoeba. But is that a reason for not liking or watching his movies. Well,yes and no. It all comes down to expectation. If you have none than "Far Cry" will surprise you. Til Schweiger is well aware of Boll's reputation and doesn't take it seriously which shows and is one of the strong points of the movie. The second strong element are the action scenes which are actually pretty decent and fun to watch. Does this movie has anything to do with the game? Of course not(OK,maybe 1 or 2 elements are taken from the game). Does it have a good story? Guess again. What about the acting? At least it wasn't completely annoying and Til's Jack Carver was very likable. "Far Cry" is movie that can be fun if you are able to put your brain off.

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