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Outlander (2008)

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During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Kainan
Sophia Myles ... Freya
Jack Huston ... Wulfric
John Hurt ... Hrothgar
Cliff Saunders ... Boromir
Patrick Stevenson Patrick Stevenson ... Unferth
Aidan Devine ... Einar
Ron Perlman ... Gunnar
Bailey Maughan Bailey Maughan ... Erick
John Nelles ... Donal (as John E. Nelles)
James Preston Rogers ... Bjorn (as James Rogers)
Scott Owen Scott Owen ... Aethril
Petra Prazak Petra Prazak ... Mara
Owen Pattison Owen Pattison ... Galen, son of Kainen
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Captain
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Storyline

In 709 A.D., in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan (Jim Caviezel) survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric (Jack Huston), believing that he killed the locals. Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Germany | France

Language:

English | Norse, Old | Latin

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

A kívülálló See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,581, 25 January 2009

Gross USA:

$166,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,033,683
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(At around one hour and nineteen minutes) Jack Huston (Wulfric) did all of his own stunts (as did the other actors) and broke his shoulder during filming. At one point, he rolls underneath the Moorwen and slashes it with his sword. He offered to do the scene without a mat, and when he hit the ground he immediately realized it was broken. However, he continued with the take and waited until "cut" was called to get medical attention. He can be seen standing rigidly still in the next couple of shots after the stunt. See more »

Goofs

While in the caves an area of partly exposed lava and steam is encountered. There has been no volcanic activity in mainland Norway for at least a few thousand years. See more »

Quotes

Boromir: Now, that - is not - a bear.
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Connections

References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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A Great Movie after all...!Perfect Entertainer!

I had never seen the trailer of this movie nor any much publicity whatsoever,but it came as a clear surprise for me after getting to watch it,i liked it very much.So sad that i ended up watching in a DVD. You have the Viking battles,good storyline,very good CGI and special effects,with equally complementing soundtrack. The actors have rendered their skills to the best,the screenplay was great and overall the characters are well delivered. The story is of an Outlander from a different planet who ends up in a ship crash on NORSE territory-planet earth!But the ship has brought along an alien trouble-a species called Moorven/Moorwen.Kainan(James Caviezel) is treated as an Outlander,he has to prove his worth and also tell the vikings of the alien trouble he has bought along.And henceforth the plot flows. The Movie has got breathtaking locations,viking costumes,"the shields" game,all was just entertaining.It has abundant gore too,of course its a viking movie after all! Anyways guys its a perfect perfect perfect snack for your pop corns!Rent it or buy it!


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