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Erik the Viking (1989)

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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

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Terry Jones

Writer:

Terry Jones
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Robbins ... Erik
Mickey Rooney ... Erik's Grandfather
Eartha Kitt ... Freya
Terry Jones ... King Arnulf
Imogen Stubbs ... Princess Aud
John Cleese ... Halfdan the Black
Tsutomu Sekine Tsutomu Sekine ... Slavemaster
Antony Sher ... Loki
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Keitel Blacksmith
Charles McKeown ... Sven's Dad
Tim McInnerny ... Sven the Berserk
John Gordon Sinclair ... Ivar the Boneless
Richard Ridings ... Thorfinn Skullsplitter
Freddie Jones ... Harald the Missionary
Samantha Bond ... Helga
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Be there... or beheaded! See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite his prominent billing, Tsutomu Sekine only has about 1.25 minutes of screen time. See more »

Goofs

When Erik's ship arrives at Hy-Brasil, it has been damaged and is sinking, however without fixing the ship, they are able to take to sea against Halfdan the Black's attack. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helga: Have you done this sort of thing before?
Erik: Me? Of course. I've been looting and pillaging up and down the coast.
Helga: Looting and pillaging, eh?
Erik: Yes
Helga: What about the raping?
Erik: Shut up.
Helga: Well, it's obvious you haven't raped anyone in your life.
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Crazy Credits

This film also does not involve SPAM. This will hurt Hormel's sales. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 37 secs for a 12 certificate with edits to the opening rape of Helga. Video releases were upgraded to a 15 but featured a shorter print: 7 minutes were cut to tighten the movie. The current DVD (known as the "Director's Son's Cut") features both the video version and an even shorter (75 minute) print. See more »

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Referenced in Becker: DNR (2004) See more »

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Funny, more elaborate Monty Python film.
12 May 2000 | by celloreySee all my reviews

I have a hard time figuring out why Leonard Maltin qualified this movie as an "unwatchable satire." I've watched it about 3 or 4 times, so obviously it is watchable. Not only that, it is quite funny, with Terry Jones hilarious as King Arnulf of Hy-Brazil. I also thought Tim Robbins was quite good as the outcast Erik. The story, on the other hand, was pedestrian and not very engrossing, but I was laughing pretty hard most of the time so the story became just a background aspect of this very funny film anyways. John Cleese has a hilarious cameo as Halfdan the Black who runs a torture chamber in his spare time. Also, the Japanese slave driver is one of the highlights. Good entertainment. 8 out of 10 stars.


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Country:

UK | Sweden

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,543, 24 September 1989

Gross USA:

$1,932,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,932,642
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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