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Solomon Kane (2009)

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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.


(as Michael J. Bassett)


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


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 (United Kingdom), 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,439,975, 12 December 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of Pete Postlewhaite's final film roles before his death on January 2nd 2011. See more »


At the beginning of the film, Kane is shown having retired to a monastery. While a large number of English monasteries, priories, convents and friaries were disbanded and destroyed under the orders of Henry VIII during the mid-16th century, this dissolution was not total and some survived. 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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 February 2010 (2010) See more »

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A Gripping Yarn
23 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

I liked it. A film very much in the vein of The Mummy series, but with a more adult and dark side. I found the film full of atmosphere and it drew me in despite the shallow story line, which is to be expected given that it's a hero driven action flick. I thought that the effects, make-up, music, acting, directing, really the whole thing was very solid and it's not just another low budget flick as other reviewers have stated. I would welcome a sequel to this movie, although that might be stretching the storyline a tad too much. Sure, not the masterpiece of the Lord of the Rings but certainly a good hack n slash medieval romp that'll keep you entertained for the duration.

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