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Far Cry (2008)

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An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

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Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Jack Carver
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Valerie Cardinal
Natalia Avelon ... Katia Chernov
Udo Kier ... Dr. Lucas Krieger
Chris Coppola ... Emillio
Ralf Moeller ... Max Cardinal
Craig Fairbrass ... Jason Parker
Michael Paré ... Paul Summer (as Michael Pare)
Don S. Davis ... General Roderick
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Theresa
Jay Brazeau ... Ralph
Mike Dopud ... Leader
Steffen Mennekes ... Young Mercenary
Michael Robinson Michael Robinson ... Tourist George
Carrie Genzel ... Tourist Laura
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Storyline

Jack Carver, a German ex-special forces soldier turned boatman, is hired by Valerie Cardinal, a journalist, to take her to a nearby island where her uncle Max works in a top-secret research facility, smuggling information out. However, the facility's director and evil mastermind Dr. Krieger is actually creating genetically modified super-soldiers with no intelligence, and Uncle Max and Val are taken by Krieger's mercenaries. It's now only up to Jack and his trusty handgun to save them and defeat Krieger's evil minions. Written by Lumos

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Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Far Cry Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€305,200 (Germany), 5 October 2008, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Video game-to-movie enthusiast Uwe Boll had already acquired the film rights to Far Cry the video game from Crytek before the game was even released (and subsequently became a smash hit, spawning several sequels), which explains how such an unsuccessful director had been given permission by Crytek to handle such a anticipated project. The film was budgeted at £30 million but took in less than $1 million at the box-office. See more »

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In the scene after the mutants escape and one is seen jumping from a high platform Jason is seen holding a M4A1 rifle. The next scene he is shooting the mutant but is now holding a G36k See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Dr. Krieger: [From Trailer] You're just a simple boat man.
Jack Carver: I didn't say anything about being simple.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was precut by the distributor before submission to the FSK. The submitted version with reduced violence was rated "Not under 16". This was done because they anticipated the film would be rated "Not under 18". However, when the film was submitted to the FSK in its uncut form for home video, the film was rated "Not under 16", too, meaning the precut version was completely unnecessary (because the guidelines for home video are more severe than for theatrical releases). See more »


Soundtracks

I Only Want To See Your Smile
Performed by Robert Beld
Music & Lyrics by Robert Beld
Published by Arabella Musikverlag GmbH dba Edition X-Tended
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Forget the game it is based on and you might find it watchable
9 March 2009 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

This may be Uwe Boll's best movie ever. No,I'm not a fan. How could I be. Uwe Boll is a director who shows no respect for his audience and doesn't deserve respect when it comes to making movies. He even admitted himself that he does it solely for the money. He is not skilled at all and has got the creativity of an amoeba. But is that a reason for not liking or watching his movies. Well,yes and no. It all comes down to expectation. If you have none than "Far Cry" will surprise you. Til Schweiger is well aware of Boll's reputation and doesn't take it seriously which shows and is one of the strong points of the movie. The second strong element are the action scenes which are actually pretty decent and fun to watch. Does this movie has anything to do with the game? Of course not(OK,maybe 1 or 2 elements are taken from the game). Does it have a good story? Guess again. What about the acting? At least it wasn't completely annoying and Til's Jack Carver was very likable. "Far Cry" is movie that can be fun if you are able to put your brain off.


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