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The 13th Warrior (1999)

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan
... Queen Weilew
... Herger - Joyous (as Dennis Storhoi)
... Buliwyf - Leader
... Melchisidek
Anders T. Andersen ... Wigliff - King's Son
... Skeld - Superstitious
... Weath - Musician
Mischa Hausserman ... Rethel - Archer
Neil Maffin ... Roneth - Rider
Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis ... Halga - Wise (as Asbjorn Riis)
... Helfdane - Fat
Daniel Southern ... Edgtho - Silent
Oliver Sveinall ... Haltaf - Boy
... King Hrothgar
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Storyline

In AD 922, Arab Ahmad Ibn Fadlan is sent to the land of the Bulgar's as an emissary, because he fell in love with the wrong woman. During his journey, his caravan runs into a Vikings camp. They stay the night and the next day a young boy reaches the camp to call the warriors home: The Wendol, creatures of the Mist, have started attacking their homeland, killing and eating everyone in their way. The oracle forces a thirteenth warrior to accompany the Vikings, but this must not be a man from the north. Ahmad does not feel comfortable with the strange men of the north, at first, but when he finds out that the Wendol really exist, he bravely fights alongside the Vikings in an impossible battle against an enemy that can't be stopped. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com> & Darcsyde <madklingong1@aol.com>

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Rated R for bloody battles and carnage | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eaters of the Dead  »

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Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,267,756, 29 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,698,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,000,000
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Trivia

The second film where Maria Bonnevie plays the daughter of a viking chieftain. She also played one in Hvíti víkingurinn. See more »

Goofs

When Herger offers Ahmed mead, in which Ahmed refuses because he can't drink fermented grapes or wheat, the shape and position of the horn of mead alters drastically. See more »

Quotes

Herger the Joyous: Let's go, little brother! It's beginning.
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Referenced in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

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Fantastic Epic
3 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

The 13th Warrior was murdered by critics when it 1st came out. As one of the best Epic adventures ever, The 13th warrior is very entertaining and sweeping on every level. The final battle was nothing short of exhilarating, and it was a joy to see Omar Sharif on the big screen again. This movie is very underrated and it went unnoticed...I think the marketing for this movie sucked. My biggest disappointment is that Jerry Goldsmith's score in this movie never received any award and surely his work in this one is one of the best ever to be put on film..on par with Randy Edelman's work in the last of the mohicans. The movie is never boring. Running only for 90 minutes there is no one dull moment or space for you to sit back and relax..everything happens fast and straight to the point. The direction and the cinematography are all top notch, while the cast is great specially the actor who played Beowulf..his commanding presence on the screen totally ruled the movie.


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