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Solomon Kane (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  24 August 2012 (USA)
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A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr ...
Kane's Soldier #2
Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak ...
Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ...
Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
Thomas McEnchroe ...
Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw ...
Older Monk
Robert Russell ...
Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone ...


Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. Written by corsos, corrected by Pike84

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fight evil... With evil.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Соломон Кейн  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£611,886 (UK) (19 February 2010)


£1,134,564 (UK) (26 February 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Michael J. Bassett and the film's producers intended to make two further Solomon Kane movies to complete a planned trilogy, one set primarily in Africa and the other at least partially in colonial North America. See more »


In the film, ships are shown flying the British Union Jack flag with the caption "North Africa: 1600". However, the first variant of the Union Jack (the one shown) wasn't used until 1606 - with the current version of the flag not seen until 1801. See more »


[first lines]
Solomon Kane: [narrating] There was a time when the world was plunging into darkness. A time of witchcraft and sorcery. A time when no one stood against evil.
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Solid, old fashioned, sword and sorcery flick
23 May 2010 | by (Author of Freedom's Run) – See all my reviews

If you took the time to find it, then you wont be disappointed with this solid, old fashioned sword and sorcery movie.

The tales of Solomon Kane have been around longer than most, the character first appearing in mass market print back in the late twenties, but they've not been filmed. Many others, borrowing from it have been filmed so you will be quite familiar with the twists and turns having seen them elsewhere. The saving grace here is that it's all done quite well. James Purefoy is every part the tortured warrior and it's good to see Max Von Sydow and the legend that is Pete Poslethwaite up on the big screen. It's a creepy, dark movie at times and the extra effort they've put into the set design and cinematography really helps to set the scene. The story nips along to a satisfying conclusion. The fight choreography is very well done and FX are good as well.

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