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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 »

Goofs

While mercenaries chase down Valerie and Jack with boats, Parker's pistol is shown to be empty in close shot (slide is locked to back-position). In the next cut the weapon is reloaded again (slide is where it is supposed to), but in the next shot immediately after it the gun is empty again. 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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This is much better than Bloodrayne or Alone In The Dark
9 June 2009 | by lakic_matijaSee all my reviews

I just watched the movie, and I played the game, and although little more than 50% is in common, Far Cry movie isn't that bad. It isn't a summer blockbuster, nor instant classic, but, it was never meant to be. It's a nice straight to DVD action flick which will give you 1,5h solid entertainment. Other than basic stuff (characters, name, enemies), movie is set on different location, and as much faster pacing. Action sequences are nice and solid, and effects are also good considering this is a low budget movie. But that's the point, it IS a low budget title, but looking at it it feels much more expensive. Script is OK, most of the time works well, and I have to say that Jack in the movie has a lot in common with game Jack. Both make fun of almost everything, and are more phlegmatic in nature. Val on the other hand isn't that action oriented as her game counterpart. Kier does very nice job bringing Dr. Krieger to life, and frankly, I like this one better. Nobody but Kier could portrait mad German scientist. The only thing about characters that kinda annoyed me is Jack's noticeable German accent, although Till did excellent Job for the performance part. The only major disappointment what I had with the movie is that location was changed from pacific sand beaches to rocky and cold bay like in western Canada/south Alaska. Considering the budget, I understand and forgive. Film is no award nominee nor winner, but a nice rental on a hot or rainy afternoon to fill a void and have house popcorn fun. 6/10 :) P.S. It's faaaar better than Bloodrayne or Alone In The Dark, seeing this will make you think that it wasn't directed by Boll.


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