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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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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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11 July 2008 (Latvia)  »

Also Known As:

A kívülálló  »

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$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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Sophia Myles began working on the film following her break up with David Tennant. See more »

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When Kainan and co return back to the village after recovering the items Boromir inspects the horse cargo, which has no cloth covering it and taps the metal twice. As if by magic cloth appears and he lifts it to get a better look. See more »

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Kainan: This thing has carved out a territory and you're in it!
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References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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B+ movie
27 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was very skeptical before watching this film. Even if it got John Hurt and Ron Perlman in it, I just couldn't believe the SciFi/Norse legend combination would work. My instinct told me that this was going to be another of those horrible B-movies with a stupid story, sub-average effects and mediocre acting at best. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Not that it is a masterpiece. The background story could have been a tad bit more elaborate, the plot more original and the final outcome a little bit less predictable, but all in all one has to acknowledge the decent effort to make this movie convincing and suspenseful. The end result is a solid piece of entertainment, with ample effects, directing I'd call 'by the book', workmanlike acting and a few kicks and thrills along the way. So if you happen to like action movies and don't ask for too much depth in the story, this will provide you with a 120 minutes amusement worth the time.


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