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The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

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A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stanton
Gwen Stanton
James Stanton
Edmund Entin ...
Robin Stanton
Gary Entin ...
Paul Stanton
Jordan J. Dale ...


The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Even the smallest of light... shines in the darkness

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action and some scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dark Is Rising  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,745,315 (USA) (5 October 2007)


$8,791,738 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not related to the television series "Legend of the Seeker" or the "Sword of Truth" novels by Terry Goodkind, which "Legend of the Seeker" is based on. See more »


In the scene where the snow comes through his window in his room in the attic at 13:42, the crow's feather is clearly covered quite a bit with snow in the close-up shot at 13:51. But when he picks it up at 13:54, there is no snow around. This is most readily seen in the full screen version. See more »


[first lines]
Paul Stanton: Hey man, let's get out of here.
Robin Stanton: School is out.
James Stanton: What's up, little brother? I gotta catch up with the twins.
Gwen Stanton: Hi Will.
Will Stanton: Come on, Gwen. Let's go.
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Performed by The CSSR State Philharmonic
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Like the great classics, Like Waterworld.
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am quick to love movies, especially ones set in Britain. This one could not pull me in if it had a rope around my neck. The actors of this film do not deserve any ire. They did the best that they were told to do. Which involved over-emoting and false drama. For that the director deserves horrible ratings. The real villain of this movie is the writer. Now, I have not read the book, I pray that it is better than this waste of an hour and 39 minutes. Though if the screenplay is based on the book, it is probably 26 pages long. The dialog was uninviting, there was not a shred of suspense. Everything was stumbled upon or told immediately by another character. I give credit to the producer, the money spent on the actors was probably worth it I did think that there was a bit of integrity because of the actors (I was wrong). Though in the future they ought to spend more on rewrites. The screenplay writer needs to never work with the pen again. It would be better that way. Don't spend money on this. Take the time to find a place that is still showing Stardust, if it is 2 counties away, still worth more than subjecting your self to this terrible "coming of age" fiasco. I want my money back.

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