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Outlander (2008)

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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Cast

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Cliff Saunders ...
Boromir
Patrick Stevenson ...
Unferth
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Einar
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Gunnar
Bailey Maughan ...
Erick
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Donal (as John E. Nelles)
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Bjorn (as James Rogers)
Scott Owen ...
Aethril
Petra Prazak ...
Mara
Owen Pattison ...
Galen, son of Kainen
Matt Cooke ...
Captain
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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,581, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$160,641, 8 March 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two years earlier, Sophia Myles starred opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who: The Girl in The Fireplace (2006) as Madame De Pompadour. Five years after the film's release, Sir John Hurt starred opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) as The War Doctor. David Tennant was Sophia Myles' boyfriend from 2005 to 2007. See more »

Goofs

While in the caves an area of partly exposed lava and steam is encountered. There has been no volcanic activity in mainland Norway for at least a few thousand years. See more »

Quotes

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

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Well who'd have thought
28 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film today with fingers crossed that it would add up to a decent enough film. However this film ended up exceeding those expectations, with a pretty good plot, a cast which was decent enough (with a few minor blips that I'm willing to overlook) and action sequences that are quite creative and thrilling to watch. At times parts of this film reminded me of The 13th Warrior, with a little Beowulf sprinkled on top. You certainly won't get bored watching this film. I'm surprised that this film did not get a little more attention, as it deserves it, but there you go. If you like to see aliens get hacked away by men in beards, this is the film for you!


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