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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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$783,501
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain visited the Far Cry set in Vancouver during a taping of his show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005). This explains how Bourdain came to be cast in the small (and uncredited) role of a scientist who gets shot near the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the end scene when Jack Carver is walking away from the couple the sound guy and his microphone are visible on the boat. 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 »

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Parsifal: Overture
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Jim Long
Published by Just Classics
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Actually, I had fun watching this
24 April 2010 | by wesleybhSee all my reviews

There are several conditions which one must abide by in order to enjoy this movie. ONE, forget the game (even though it is good);TWO,watch this movie empty headed/don't take it seriously; THREE, ignore the bad acting. If you can do these things, then you might actually like it. There were several points in the movie where I was laughing so hard, I was crying. The humor was subtle at times and others it was blatant, but it was still funny.

Now, with that being said, it wasn't a quality movie by any means. The action scenes were nice, but not awesome; the acting was sub par, especially the lady in the beginning, "But George, I want to see the whales!" This was a part where I was cracking up. Also, the chemistry between Valerie and Jack was, well, interesting. They just sort of, ummm, came together as if they knew each other for a long time. In fact, the character development was the weakest point of the movie, but hey, like I said, condition number two.

The ending was good enough, but in the end I felt like nothing was accomplished. It sounds like I hated the movie, but the humor and Shweiger's relaxed feel, even in dire situations, just made this enjoyable. Plus the ending action sequence was cool. Don't watch this if you want a serious, hard core action movie. Watch this if you want to watch a relaxed, not-so-serious movie.

Uwe Boll's best video game movie, and the only one worth seeing (renting).


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