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Eragon (2006)

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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

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Stefen Fangmeier

Writers:

Peter Buchman (screenplay), Christopher Paolini (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Speleers ... Eragon
Jeremy Irons ... Brom
Sienna Guillory ... Arya
Robert Carlyle ... Durza
John Malkovich ... Galbatorix
Garrett Hedlund ... Murtagh
Alun Armstrong ... Uncle Garrow
Christopher Egan ... Roran (as Chris Egan)
Gary Lewis ... Hrothgar
Djimon Hounsou ... Ajihad
Rachel Weisz ... Saphira (voice)
Richard Rifkin Richard Rifkin ... Horst
Steve Speirs ... Sloan
Joss Stone ... Angela
Michael Mehlmann ... Villager #1 (as Michael A. Mehlmann)
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Storyline

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The next fantasy adventure begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Tatabánya, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,239,907, 17 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,030,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,400,164
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (DVD)| Color (Metrocolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel Weisz and Alun Armstrong both starred in 2001's "The Mummy Returns". See more »

Goofs

When Eragon fires an arrow into Durza's forehead in the prison in Gil'ead, the wide shot of the impact shows a long length of shaft protruding from Durza's head, then the close-up shows only a short length, then the next wide shot as Durza dissolves, shows a long length of shaft again. See more »

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Brom: [narrating] There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the Riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young Rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, Riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by ...
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Connections

Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #4.17 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Once in Every Liftime
Written by Patrick Doyle, Jem and Lester Mendez
Performed by Jem (as Jem)
Produced by Lester Mendez
Jem performs courtesy of ATO Ventures
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Adaptation: Terrible, rushed, but still entertaining
16 December 2006 | by Grimreaper62292See all my reviews

Eragon was a entertaining movie, but for those of us who have read the book, beware, this film mixes and matches parts and even takes out entire scenes that take up to fifty pages in the book! This movie was highly rushed and changed how certain things happened so if you hadn't read the book, you could understand what the heck was going on. Though scenes like Teirm and the Hadarc Desert were taken out, they took the information from there and put it other scenes. Scenes were also highly changed, but surprisingly, only about one thing was added in the movie if it wasn't changed. Many characters were dismissed such as Katrina, Salebum (Werecat), Jeod, and the Twins were removed from the movie, they made an excuse by making this movie an hour and forty minutes. It was very rushed and if they added a half an hour to the movie, it could have been much better. I do have comment positively, and that is were the visual effects and acting comes in. The effects were phenomenal! It WAS real. or at least the effects made it look that way. The acting was also amazing. Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich create a strong cast, not to mention the new actors, Ed Speelers, Chris Egan, and Garett Hedlund. Djimon Hounsou created a great Ajihad. If you haven't read the book, this creates a very entertaining movie, but it is a different story than the book, only with the same plot.


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