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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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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

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

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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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Did You Know?


Sophia Myles' character is called Freya. In the Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of fertility and beauty but she was also a warrior goddess who would choose half the slain warriors to have in her hall, Sessrumnir. Odin would take the other half for his hall, Valhalla. Freya was not Odin's wife; that was Frigga. See more »


After interrogating Kainan, Wulfric goes to a water trough to wash his face. In the background, a man is seen walking up to a campfire. When the camera angle changes, the man is not there and we see him walk towards the fire again. See more »


Freya: If you truly believe that you write the tale of your life, then the end is up to you.
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References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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I mean seriously, Nordic swordplay and a kick-ass alien what more could you possibly want !?!?
30 January 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

In its genre: fantasy and sci-fi this is a guaranteed winner. Yes, it IS Alien vs. Highlander... and if you don't think that sounds awesome, well then you're missing out.

What lifts this though is a great cast, tight filming, good production, and, above all, some heart and soul that's been missing.

Honestly this is straight-out entertainment - the Alien is seriously bad, and the Nordic stuff is just how you'd want it to be. Just violent enough, with some horror, but nothing OTT it is very, very good at achieving its objectives.

All in all a great film and a definite Sci-Fi / Fantasy con favorite in the making...

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