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Eragon (2006)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  15 December 2006 (USA)
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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roran (as Chris Egan)
Saphira (voice)
Richard Rifkin ...
Villager #1 (as Michael A. Mehlmann)


The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The rider has been chosen and the adventure has begun. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ерагон  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,317,687 (UK) (15 December 2006)


$75,030,163 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arya's hair color was meant to be black. See more »


When Eragon is about to fight Durza in the prison in Gil'ead he throws down his sword, then in the next shot it is in his hand again. See more »


[first lines]
Brom: [narrating] There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the Riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young Rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, Riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by ...
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Once in Every Liftime
Written by Patrick Doyle, Jem and Lester Mendez
Performed by Jem (as Jem)
Produced by Lester Mendez
Jem performs courtesy of ATO Ventures
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This film plays more like a bad SNL skit parodying the Lord of The Ring.
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Horrible and very funny adaptation of the popular children's book that plays like a bad SNL skit that is trying to parody "The Lord of the Rings" than the book that it's based on. The screenplay is a major mess with dialog that even little kids would find stupid and the performances are almost all laughably bad. Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich should be ashamed of themselves for even agreeing to be in this film and Djimon Hounsou should start reading his scripts a little more carefully. The only redeeming thing about this crappy film is the great voice over work of Rachel Weisz, who manages to give the dragon Saphira more talent and range in terms of solid acting than all the human actors working in the film. The C.G.I work done for Saphira was also well done, making her more lifelike than her human co-stars as well.

Outside of Rachel Weisz's great voice acting and the great special effects for the Dragon Saphira, this movie is more and less a bad comedy that did not deserve nether of them.

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