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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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Howard McCain
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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 ... 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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Trivia

Two years earlier, Sophia Myles starred opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace (2006) as Madame De Pompadour. Five years after this movie's release, Sir John Hurt starred opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) as The War Doctor. David Tennant was Sophia Myles' boyfriend from 2005 to 2007. See more »

Goofs

After interrogating Kainan, Wulfric goes to a water trough to wash his face. In the background, a man is seen walking up to a campfire. When the camera angle changes, the man is not there and we see him walk towards the fire again. See more »

Quotes

Kainan: This thing has carved out a territory and you're in it!
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References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

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Well who'd have thought
28 January 2009 | by ewanmackay1See all my reviews

I watched this film today with fingers crossed that it would add up to a decent enough film. However this film ended up exceeding those expectations, with a pretty good plot, a cast which was decent enough (with a few minor blips that I'm willing to overlook) and action sequences that are quite creative and thrilling to watch. At times parts of this film reminded me of The 13th Warrior, with a little Beowulf sprinkled on top. You certainly won't get bored watching this film. I'm surprised that this film did not get a little more attention, as it deserves it, but there you go. If you like to see aliens get hacked away by men in beards, this is the film for you!


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USA | Germany | France

Language:

English | Norse, Old | Latin

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$7,034,698
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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