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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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When darkness falls, a hero will ride. 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  »

Filming Locations:


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?


Alex Pettyfer was offered the role of Eragon, previous to the casting of Ed Speleers. Pettyfer said he had turned down the role partly because Eragon was filmed in Budapest and he's afraid of flying. See more »


When Eragon fires an arrow into Durza's forehead in the prison in Gil'ead, the wide shot of the impact shows a long length of shaft protruding from Durza's head, then the close-up shows only a short length, then the next wide shot as Durza dissolves, shows a long length of shaft 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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Written by Patrick Doyle, Jem and Lester Mendez
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Not Bad At All
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hi. I went to the theater today and saw Eragon (well duh, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this comment) and came on here to read what other people thought of it. I was stunned to find not one good comment in a gigantic trash pile of supposedly witty remarks and reasons on how the movie "sucked". I have not read the book myself (I know I'm going to get bombed for this in a reply later), but I thought the movie was totally awesome, and deserves to be acknowledged as a piece of cinematic art, despite the fact it is merely one and a half hours long or so, but who cares? I certainly don't, and look forward eagerly to the sequel.

Maybe I shall read the book someday, just to see what you people are talking about. I look forward to your well-written protest messages in my in-box later, though I did not mean to offend anyone with this comment. Bye-bye.

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