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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

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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$160,641, 8 March 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this movie was to be shot in New Zealand with a significantly higher budget. They already scouted New Zealand, and Weta was going to do the effects. But the financing fell through and the production got delayed. See more »

Goofs

After the trap fails to kill the monster and the appearance of the baby one from the well, Kainan is seen pulling a bucket of blood red water from the well and pouring it on the side. When he then enters the well the water has no blood in it whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Kainan: I - was - hunting - dragons.
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Connections

References The 13th Warrior (1999) See more »

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Space monster actionfest set in Viking times - what are you waiting for?!!
27 March 2009 | by Voland-4See all my reviews

It's a real shame I haven't seen a single preview or a billboard for this movie. Whatever, though - the box office opportunity was wasted because someone or other didn't have faith in humanity (I mean seriously, anyone with a droplet of testosterone in them would find this highly entertaining, so of course there's a market for it), but this movie's cult status is assured.

Spaceship carrying terrifying bloodthirsty monster and a mysterious hero (well, not that mysterious) crash lands on Earth during Viking times. I repeat - Vikings! Swords, battles, mead- drinking and all-around Norse badarsery are featured prominently. The acting is good for the most part, the writing isn't stupid and formulaic, and the director keeps a brisk pace throughout the film. And the space monster is simply terrific, imbued with the perfect amount of personality.

If I was 10 years old when I watched it, I would have been running around on the ceiling for months. Being the mature and responsible grown man I am now, I didn't exactly do that - instead, I recommended it to all my friends and watched it 3 times.


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