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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

The Next Great Fantasy 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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Country:

USA | UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ерагон 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

The film was advertised as "The First Chapter in the Inheritance Trilogy". At this time, the second story, "Eldest" had been published, but the third book was neither published nor named. The October after this film was released, book author Christopher Paolini announced that the final book would be split in two, making the Inheritance Trilogy the "Inheritance Cycle". (The final two books were named Brisingr and Inheritance.) See more »

Goofs

When Arya shows the Saphira's armor to Eragon, the armor is very different than the armor that Saphira wears later - especially the helmet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

References Blade Runner (1982) 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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Rachel Weisz's voice over for the dragon is literally the only good acting the film has to offer.
16 December 2006 | by normandbutterSee all my reviews

Crude, unimaginative adaptation of Christopher Paolini first novel is a bad joke from top to bottom. The screenplay is a joke, with major characters missing from the original novel and the acting from almost everybody in the film is down right horrible and that's really because most of the roles are miscast to begin with. Jeremy Irons makes an grant effort with what he has to work with but he's let down by the script and the bad performances of his co-stars and the only solid piece of real acting comes from the voice over work of Rachel Weisz, who gives the dragon Saphira enough charm, charisma, and strong will to make her the only believable and likable character in the entire film. That's in itself a great accomplishment considering the fact that script really does not even try to do that with itself.


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