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Solomon Kane (2009)

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A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

Director:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett)

Writers:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett), Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Solomon Kane
Mark O'Neal ... Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr Robert Orr ... Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan Richard Ryan ... Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak Frantisek Deak ... Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ... Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
Ian Whyte ... Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe Thomas McEnchroe ... Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw Andrew Whitlaw ... Older Monk
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Abbott
James Babson ... Skinhead
Marek Vasut ... Tattoo
Geoff Bell ... Beard
Max von Sydow ... Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone Lucas Stone ... Young Solomon
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Storyline

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. Written by corsos, corrected by Pike84

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Taglines:

When You make a Deal with the Devil, There will be Hell to Pay. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | France

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solomon Kane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,636,124
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The two planned sequels never happened. See more »

Goofs

The young woman Kane sets out to save is named Meredith. This was a Welsh surname, but when used as a given name (often as a patronymic) it was given to males. It didn't become a female given name until nearly 300 years after the time period of this film, and then mostly in the US. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon Kane: [narrating] There was a time when the world was plunging into darkness. A time of witchcraft and sorcery. A time when no one stood against evil.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 February 2010 (2010) See more »

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It could have been so much more
24 February 2014 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

'Solomon Kane' does twice as much with half the budget of similar genre films such as 'Van Helsing', 'Season of the Witch' and the recent 'Conan the Barbarian' (Which, like 'Solomon Kane', is based on a character created by Robert E. Howard). Unfortunately, doubling up those films still only adds up to average.

For a while it feels as if 'Solomon Kane' might actually be something special. Anchored by James Purefoy (channeling Hugh Jackman), and supported by strong performances from Rachel Hurd-Wood and the late Pete Postlethwaite, the first act firmly establishes a character and stakes that we care about. But around the half way point it begins to run out of steam, settling for generic genre conventions executed with little of the flair and none of the human focus evidenced earlier in the film.

'Solomon Kane' had all the pieces to be something special. That it ends up merely being a serviceable time-waster is ironically more frustrating than if it were simply a bad film.


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