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Outlander (2008)

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During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.


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Donal (as John E. Nelles)
Bjorn (as James Rogers)
Scott Owen ...
Petra Prazak ...
Owen Pattison ...
Matt Cooke ...


In 709 AD, in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric, believing that he killed the locals - Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Latvia)  »

Also Known As:

A kívülálló  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,581 (USA) (23 January 2009)


$160,641 (USA) (6 March 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jack Huston (Wulfric) did all of his own stunts (as did the other actors) and broke his shoulder during the film: at one point, he rolls underneath the Moorwen and slashes it with his sword; he offered to do the scene without a mat, and when he hit the ground he immediately realized it was broken. However, he continued with the take and waited until "cut" was called to get medical attention. The scene occurs about 79 minutes in, and he can be seen standing rigidly still in the next couple of shots after the stunt. See more »


Boromir's tattoo when offering Kainan the mead is of a bears face, every other scene it is kind of like a bears paw. See more »


Wulfric: We could have been friends.
Kainan: We *are* friends.
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References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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User Reviews

Very Entertaining Movie
15 December 2008 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Like a previous reviewer I don't know why this had a limited release. It is MUCH more value for ticket money than a number of other recent offerings and its faults are minor compared to the good qualities.

The story is basically a sci-fi plot but since the lead character's space ship crashes in the Iron Age, among Vikings, you can understand that most of the movie takes place with Viking themes and scenery.

The basic plot is quite sound and for the first 40 minutes the movie is VERY gripping. It tends to go a little flat at the end of the middle act and the start of the third act but effects, gore and very tense action compensate for those not too engrossed in the intricacies of the story. A pity about that because it looked like the story had more to offer and was chopped up somewhat to fit in a bunch of set pieces. I realize this is now making the movie sound a little lame: it isn't Lord of the Rings, but it is definitely worth the price of the ticket. See it expecting to be entertained for about 95% of the time and you wont be disappointed.

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