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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

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A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director:

Uwe Boll

Writers:

Doug Taylor (screenplay), Jason Rappaport (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Farmer
Leelee Sobieski ... Muriella
John Rhys-Davies ... Merick
Ron Perlman ... Norick
Claire Forlani ... Solana
Kristanna Loken ... Elora
Matthew Lillard ... Duke Fallow
Brian White ... Commander Tarish
Mike Dopud ... General Backler
Will Sanderson ... Bastian
Tania Saulnier ... Talwyn
Ray Liotta ... Gallian
Burt Reynolds ... King Konreid
Gabrielle Rose ... Delinda
Terence Kelly ... Trumaine
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Storyline

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer (Jason Statham), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick (Ron Perlman), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian (Will Sanderson), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow (Matthew Lillard) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). Written by btphelps and others

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Taglines:

Rise and fight


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of the King See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€696,202 (Germany), 2 December 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,984,524, 13 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,535,117, 20 January 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Costner was offered the lead role. Uwe Boll claims Costner wasn't interested in filming a large-scale action film and instead offered Boll the opportunity to direct the project he was working on at the time: Mr. Brooks (2007). Boll turned it down. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the battle in the woods, the archers are commanded "Fire!" The correct command is "Loose!" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Muriella: I knew you'd come.
Gallian: I told you I would.
Muriella: I mean, I felt it. I felt it before you came.
Gallian: You are developing your powers well, Muriella. Our time together is paying off!
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Alternate Versions

Director's Cut (available on DVD) is 34 minutes longer and includes 13 new scenes. See more »


Soundtracks

The Fire Burns Forever
Performed by Hammerfall
Music & Lyrics by Oscar Dronjak/Joacim Cans
Published by Hanseatic/Warner Chappell
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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Superbad!
7 December 2008 | by teikyo30See all my reviews

I can honestly say this was not only one of the worst movies I've ever seen, but THE worst movies I've ever seen. The really bad thing is they did manage to get some moderately good actors in the film, like Jason Statham, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Burt Reynolds, and Claire Forlani (who is also extremely hot). But, it was sort of like they called these people up and said, "How much to show up and stay till the final cut?". Then paid them just that amount, gave them the scripts, started filming, but the had the director or producer work on something else. The acting was terrible. How do good actors act that poorly? Were they supposed to look like drama school dropouts? If so, mission accomplished.

Stay far, far away from this movie. Watch anything else. Watch an infomercial, watch paint dry, just please don't watch this movie.


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