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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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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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Soundtracks

Onaway
Performed by Richard Smith
Music & Lyrics by Jacques de Rooij & Richard Smith
Published by X-Tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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Watchable
4 June 2009 | by pesach65See all my reviews

There is only one reason this movie is watchable. Till Schweiger. He is such a good actor the movie isn't completely terrible. Uwe Boll please take up another career. The special effects and action are acceptable. All other aspects were very disappointing. All I can say is that Kevin Smith (An evening with...) talked about Tim Burton not ever reading the Batman comics and it showed. Uwe Boll must not have ever played the video games that he keeps making movies about. If you two ever want to know how it is done go see Andrzej Bartkowiak. Doom was one of the best video games to film adaptations ever. Some people may disagree, but if you watch the movie you can see that the guys at ID had a lot to do with Doom. It doesn't seem like anyone at UBIsoft was even near this production.


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