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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  11 January 2008 (USA)
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A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.



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Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer (Jason Statham), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick (Ron Perlman), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian (Will Sanderson), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow (Matthew Lillard) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). Written by btphelps and others

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Rise and fight

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dungeon Siege  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,984,524 (USA) (11 January 2008)


$4,535,117 (USA) (18 January 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Script development took over a year. In the end, Doug Taylor rewrote 80% of the script because the original story was considered too reminiscent of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. See more »


At the beginning of the battle in the woods, the archers are commanded "Fire!" The correct command is "Loose!" See more »


[first lines]
Muriella: I knew you'd come.
Gallian: I told you I would.
Muriella: I mean, I felt it. I felt it before you came.
Gallian: You are developing your powers well, Muriella. Our time together is paying off!
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The Fire Burns Forever
Performed by Hammerfall
Music & Lyrics by Oscar Dronjak / Joacim Cans
Published by Hanseatic/Warner Chappell
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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A Real Joke
11 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Please do not waste your money on this movie at the theatre. Rent it if you must. Ray L. & Jason S. are the only good things in the movie. Jason is always good to watch in his fight scenes. Burt R. & Matthew L. are both big jokes. They should stick to comedy. Claire F. has "one" moving scene which I'm pretty sure she brought with her from her Harlequin Romance days. This strange mix of TV actors with A & B list movie actors just doesn't work. There were too many characters, too many plot lines. The fake backgrounds were too obvious and made you forget the beautiful scenery in other shots. The ripoffs of matrix scenes and Lord of the Rings make you laugh. Hopefully Jason S. will do a Transporter 3 soon.

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