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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.

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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 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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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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During the filming of the climatic sword fight, James Purfoy missed his mark and struck the stuntman playing the now on fire Overlord on the wrong shoulder. The stuntman then thrust his hand out, made "no" sign with his fist, and then pointed to the shoulder Purfoy was supposed to hit, all while still on fire. See more »

Goofs

The hammer and strike plate do not move when Solomon Kane fires his pistol, nor does the primer powder ever ignite. 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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Referenced in The Making of Solomon Kane (2010) See more »

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Laughable script met with on-par action.
15 May 2010 | by im_goodeSee all my reviews

This is very much a typical low budget "Good vs. Evil" story. If you can swallow the poor acting and boring script it has some neat effects and action. It's not half bad for a Saturday afternoon viewing. (5/10 = It's exactly half bad, but whatever)

You can predict most every scene and there's no real surprises, the whole movie takes itself way too seriously. The script is cliché at best, and the acting is quite poor all around featuring no good performances. Along with that there are some mildly entertaining monsters, and some decent swordplay.

If you have kids that were anything like I was when I was growing up, I'm sure they'll enjoy it (be warned it is a bit gory). Or if you're just a big fan of campy sword and sorcery movies, it might be worth a rental. But to anyone else, I'd recommend watching another movie.


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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,652,185
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2.35 : 1
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