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In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

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Capt. John Boyd
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Col. Ives / F.W. Colqhoun
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Pvt. Cleaves
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Pvt. Toffler
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Col. Hart
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Gen. Slauson
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Knox
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Pvt. Reich
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George (as Joseph Running Fox)
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Lindus
Sheila Tousey ...
Martha
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Mexican Commander
Gabriel Berthier ...
Mexican Commander
Pedro Altamirano ...
Mexican Commander
Joseph Boyle ...
U.S. Blonde Soldier
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Mexican Sentry
Fernando Manzano ...
Mexican Sentry
Alfredo Escobar ...
Soldier
Gerardo Martínez ...
Soldier
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Mr. Janus
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Mr. MacCready
Miezi Sungu ...
Jones
Abel Woolrich ...
Borracho

Directed by

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Antonia Bird

Written by

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Ted Griffin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Adam Fields ... producer
David Heyman ... producer
Tim Van Rellim ... executive producer

Music by

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Damon Albarn
Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Anthony B. Richmond

Film Editing by

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Neil Farrell

Editorial Department

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Dragomir Bajalica ... assistant editor
Robbie Broughton ... first assistant editor
Tracey Gibbons ... post-production coordinator
Lionel Johnson ... second assistant editor
Dennis McNeill ... color timer
Geraint Huw Reynolds ... editor trainee
Mike Stainer ... color timer

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Bryce Perrin

Art Direction by

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Marco Niro
Adam O'Neill
Ricardo Spinacé ... supervising art director
Karel Vacek

Set Decoration by

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Jiri Zucek

Costume Design by

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Sheena Napier

Makeup Department

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Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Fae Hammond ... hair designer / makeup designer
Raúl Sarmiento ... makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore ... contact lens technician

Production Management

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Jeffrey Harlacker ... post-production supervisor
Petr Moravec ... production supervisor
Vladimir Seiml ... unit manager
Ondrej Slama ... unit production manager
Michael Solinger ... post-production supervisor
Petr Splichal ... unit manager
Natasha Wellesley ... production supervisor: Mexico

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Efren del Moral ... second assistant director: Mexico
Mark Griffiths ... first assistant director: Mexico
Miguel Lima ... first assistant director: Mexico
Oldrich Mach ... second second assistant director
Jan Mensík ... first assistant director: second unit
Jirí Ostry ... first assistant director
Martin Sebik ... second assistant director
Julian 'Chico' Valdez ... second second assistant director: Mexico
Arthur Wooster ... second unit director
Robert Zapletal ... second assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Pavel Hemmy ... lead man
Martin Kubricht ... stand-by construction
Moises Pineda ... production buyer
Marketa Puzmanova ... art department coordinator
Igor Toshevski ... assistant art director / storyboard artist
Angi Velickovic ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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James Bolt ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Gordon Brown ... dialogue adr editor
Jane Goddard Carter ... audio researcher
Tomas Cervenka ... second boom operator
Jonathan Cronin ... sound editor
Tim Gomillion ... sound recordist
Howard Halsall ... assistant sound editor / dialogue co-editor
Tim Hands ... dialogue/adr supervisor
Mark Holding ... sound mixer
Stanley Kastner ... additional sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen ... sound supervisor: Los Angeles (as John Larsen)
Gerry Lentz ... re-recording mixer
Roger Mitchell ... supervising sound editor
Roger Morris ... adr mixer
Mike Prestwood Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Mike Prestwood-Smith)
Michael Redfern ... foley editor (as Mike Redfern)
Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
Derek Trigg ... foley editor
Jack Whittaker ... assistant sound editor / sound effects editor
John Lajvort ... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

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Jason Collins ... lab technician: KNB Effects Group
Antonio Cornejo ... special effects technician: Mexico
Francisco Cornejo ... special effects technician: Mexico
Alejandro Duran ... special effects technician: Mexico
Jesus G. Duran ... special effects coordinator: Mexico
Adrián Durán ... special effects technician: Mexico
Fermín Durán ... special effects technician: Mexico
Terry Glass ... special effects supervisor
Sergio Gomez ... special effects technician: Mexico
Scott Kodrik ... special effects
Martin Oberlander ... special effects technician
Pavel Sagner ... special effects technician
Jaroslav Stolba ... special effects coordinator
Dana H. Suddath ... special effects technician
Roman Tudzaroff ... special effects technician (as Roman Tudzaroff Jr.)
Jirí Vater ... special effects coordinator: second unit / special effects floor supervisor / special effects technician
Andrej Vavrena ... special effects technician
Jirí Vojtech ... special effects technician

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Martin Body ... optical effects
Steve Cutmore ... digital compositor
Kent Houston ... digital effects supervisor
Tim Ollive ... digital compositor
Susi Roper ... digital effects producer
David Smith ... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera Co
John Swinnerton ... compositor
Pat Wong ... digital compositor
Steve Tizzard ... scanning and recording operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gerardo Albarrán ... assistant stunt coordinator: Mexico (as Gerardo Moreno)
Alejandro Avendano ... stunt player
Rudolf Bok ... stunt player
Petr Bozdech ... stunt player
Wilebardo Bucio ... stunt player (as Villebaldo Bucio)
Viktor Cervenka ... stunt player
Jorge Luis Corzo ... stunt player
Petr Drozda ... assistant stunt coordinator: Czech Republic
Daniel Díaz ... stunt player
Martin Engel ... stunt player
Raul Escandon ... stunt player
Monika Fiserova ... horse stunt double
Antonio Gallegos ... stunt player
Tomás Guzmán ... stunt player
Jan Holicek ... stunt player
Jiri Horky ... stunt player
Peter Hric ... stunt player
Jindrich Klaus ... stunt player
Jiri Kraus ... stunt player
Milos Kulhavy ... stunt player
Ladislav Lahoda ... stunt player
Robert Lahoda ... stunt player
Javier Lambert ... stunt player
Dimo Lipitkovsky ... stunt player (as Dimo Liptkovsky)
Júlio Martínez ... stunt player
Mauricio Martínez ... stunt player
Raúl Martínez ... stunt player
Pavel Myslik ... stunt player
Vaclav Pacal ... stunt player
Jan Petrina ... stunt player
Matías Salgado ... stunt player
Jiri Stanek ... stunt player
Leo Stransky ... stunt double: Guy Pearce
Hector Tabares ... stunt player
Rafael Valdez ... stunt player
Juan Manuel Vilchis ... stunt player
Petr Vlasak ... stunt player
Karel Vávrovec ... stunt player
Paul Weston ... stunt coordinator
Roman Jankovic ... horse wrangler (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andy Arnautov ... gaffer
Mike Bartlett ... Steadicam operator
Jan Boruvka ... best boy
Víctor Camacho ... videoassist playback op (Mexico)
Jan Carda ... focus puller
Václav Cermak ... electrician
Karel Charvat ... grip
Ivo Cresak ... key grip
Michal Fairaizl ... still photographer
Jiri Gazda ... grip
Ivo Gresak ... key grip
Martin Grosup ... camera operator
Ladislav Hruby ... clapper loader: second unit
Igor Jelen ... electrician
Borivoj Klecka ... electrician
Jesus LaBastida ... grip: Mexico
Rafael 'Pache' Mejía ... grip: Mexico
Hilda Mercado ... clapper loader: Mexico (as Hilda M. Mercado)
Zdenek Mrkvicka ... assistant camera
Noe Muñoz ... clapper loader: Mexico
Eduardo Oviedo ... electrician: Mexico
Patricio Pereda ... grip: Mexico (as Patricio 'Pato' Pereda)
George Richmond ... camera operator: "a" camera
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Mexico
Ervin Sanders ... director of photography: second unit
Luis David Sansans ... clapper loader: Mexico (as Luis Sansans)
Radek Skudrna ... second assistant camera
Carlos Sánchez ... electrician: Mexico
Enrique Sánchez ... electrician: Mexico
Jiri Trousil ... key grip: second unit
Stanislav Vales ... video operator: second unit
Tim Wooster ... camera operator: second unit
Kamil Zvonicek ... gaffer: second unit

Casting Department

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Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Rogelio Rojas ... casting: Mexico

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Milena Adamová ... seamstress
Miroslav Fantys ... wardrobe assistant
Ismael Jardon ... wardrobe assistant: Mexico
Katerina Mirová ... wardrobe assistant
Vera Mirová ... wardrobe supervisor
Ladislav Procházka ... wardrobe assistant
Adolfo Ramírez ... wardrobe assistant: Mexico
Patricie Soptenková ... wardrobe assistant
Viktor Ter-Akopov ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Jiri Krejcir ... location manager
G. Pekas Lozano ... location manager
Juan Pablo Noval ... location assistant

Music Department

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Damon Albarn ... orchestrator: additional sequences
Bunny Andrews ... music editor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
H.R. Bishop ... composer: song "Home Sweet Home"
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Gary Carpenter ... orchestrator
Paul Conboy ... composer: temp music
Adrian Corker ... composer: temp music
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Terry Delsing ... music editor
Tom Gillet ... music programmer
Tom Girling ... additional orchestrator / music mixer / music programmer / score engineer
Matt Gorney ... musician: banjo
Isobel Griffiths ... music contractor
Tab Hunter ... musician: guitar, jew's harp
Austin Ince ... music engineer / music mixer
Bing Lyle ... musician: squeeze box
Michael Nyman ... conductor / music arranger: Stephen Foster and Philip Phile pieces / orchestrator
Ben Paley ... musician: violin
Matt Palmer ... assistant music engineer
Jackie Shave ... orchestra leader
John Smith ... music mixer
Graham Sutton ... music editor: temp music
Bruce White ... musician: soloist: viola
Nick Wollage ... assistant music engineer
Robert Worley ... additional orchestrator / music programmer
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michal Berka ... transportation coordinator
Simon Borecki ... assistant transportation captain
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. ... transportation wrangler: Mexico

Other crew

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Chris Allies ... title designer: main titles
Ota Bares ... animal coordinator
Joseph Boyle ... production associate
Joe Cappelletti ... adr voice artist
Loreto de la Garza ... production secretary: Mexico
Terry Edwards ... director: London Voices
Monika Fiserova ... horse master
Jesús Guerrero ... extras coordinator: Mexico
Carla Hacken ... studio executive
'Chico' Hernandez ... head wrangler: Mexico (as José Maria 'Chico' Hernández)
Veronika Horka ... production coordinator
Peter Hric ... horse master
Barbora Jurkovicova ... production coordinator: second unit
David Korbel ... animal wrangler
Nicole Kytyrova ... assistant production coordinator
Emma Mager ... production coordinator
Matthew O'Toole ... first assistant accountant (as Matt O'Toole)
Nisha Parti ... assistant to producer
Alice Procházková ... production secretary
Jan Rehanzl ... production assistant
Roberto Reyna ... unit director: Mexico
Sonny Ritscher ... production accountant
M. Ross-Michaels ... accountant
Anna Roth ... production consultant: Mexico
Sandra Savic ... interpreter
David Schmidt ... animal wrangler
Gabriela Sekyrova ... office production assistant
Mia Simeckova ... on-set nurse
Zbynek Skabroud ... production cool guy
Biljana Tanurovska ... trainee
Martina Ter-Akopowá ... interpreter
Brian Thomas ... armorer: Mexico
Jiri Tichacek ... assistant accountant
Vera Trousilová ... assistant accountant
Belinda Uriegas ... production coordinator: Mexico
Fernando Uriegas ... production coordinator: Mexico City
Jana Vacková ... assistant: Mr. Heyman
Beverly Winston ... script supervisor
Jose Maria Hernandez III ... wrangler (uncredited)
Alfredo Hernandez ... wrangler (uncredited)
Heather Zicko ... assistant to director (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Captain John Boyd receives a promotion after defeating the enemy command in a battle of the Mexican-American War, but because the general realizes it was an act of cowardice that got him there, he is given a backhanded promotion to Fort Spencer, where he is third in command. The others at the fort are two Indians, George and his sister, Martha, who came with the place, Chaplain Toffler, Reich, the soldier; Cleaves, a drugged-up cook; and Knox, who is frequently drunk. When a Scottish stranger named Colquhoun appears and recovers from frostbite almost instantly after being bathed, he tells a story about his party leader, Ives, eating members of the party to survive. As part of their duty, they must go up to the cave where this occurred to see if any have survived. Only Martha, Knox, and Cleaves stay behind. George warns that since Colquhoun admits to eating human flesh, he must be a Windigo, a ravenous cannibalistic creature. Written by Scott Hutchins

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Also Known As
  • Vorace (France)
  • Ravenous - Friß oder stirb (Germany)
  • Voraz (Mexico)
  • Erämaa syö miestä (Finland)
  • Vorace (Canada, French title)
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  • 101 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia It is 25 minutes into the film before Captain Boyd, who is in virtually every scene, utters his first full sentence. See more »
Goofs In 1848, Ives says "I reached Denver that spring ..." (of 1847), but Denver wasn't founded until 1858. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in True Crime/Ravenous/The King and I/Forces of Nature/The Harmonists (1999). See more »
Crazy Credits The film begins with a famous quote by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): "He that fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster." Nietzsche's surname is misspelled as 'Nietzche'. Shortly after, a comedic quote appears below Nietzsche's: "Eat Me" - Anonymous. See more »
Quotes Colqhoun: I suppose I owe you gentlemen a story. We left in April. Six of us in all. Mr. MacCready and his wife, from Ireland. Mr. Janus, from Virginia, I believe... with his servant, Jones. Myself - I'm from Scotland. And our guide... a military man, coincidently. Colonel Ives. A detestable man... and a most disastrous guide. He professed to know a new, shorter route through the Nevada's.
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Colqhoun: Quite a route that was. Longer than the known one... and impossible to travel. We worked... very, very hard. By the time of the first snowfall we were still a hundred miles from this place. That was November. Proceeding in the snow was futile. We took shelter in a cave; decided to wait until the storm had passed. But the storm did not pass. The trails soon became impassable... and we had run out of food. We ate the oxen... all the horses... even my own dog. And that lasted us about a month. After that we turned to out belts... shoes... any roots we could dig up but you know there's no real nourishment in those. We remained famished. The day that Jones died I was out collecting wood. He had expired from malnourishment. And when I returned, the others were cooking his legs for dinner. Would I have stopped it had I been there? I don't know. But I must say... when I stepped inside that cave... the smell of meat cooking... I thanked the Lord. I thanked the Lord. And then things got out of hand. I ate sparingly; others did not. The meat did not last us a week and we were soon hungry again only, this time our hunger was different. More... severe... savage. And Colonel Ives, particularly, could not be satisfied. Janus was the first to be killed. And then Mr. MacCready. That left Colonel Ives, MacCready's wife, and I alone and I knew in that company that my days were numbered. I'm ashamed to say that I acted in the most cowardly manner. It would have been nobler, I know to have stayed and protected Mrs. MacCready from Ives, but... I was weak. I fled. It was nothing less than pure providence that I arrived here.
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