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Vicky the Viking (2009)

Wickie und die starken Männer (original title)
The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need.

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Runer Jonsson (children's book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Hämmerle ... Wickie
Waldemar Kobus ... Halvar - Wickie's father
Nic Romm Nic Romm ... Tjure
Christian Koch Christian Koch ... Snorre
Olaf Krätke Olaf Krätke ... Urobe
Mike Maas Mike Maas ... Gorm
Patrick Reichel Patrick Reichel ... Ulme
Jörg Moukaddam Jörg Moukaddam ... Faxe
Mercedes Jadea Diaz Mercedes Jadea Diaz ... Ylvi
Sanne Schnapp Sanne Schnapp ... Ylva - Wickie's mother
Ankie Beilke ... Lee Fu
Günther Kaufmann ... Der schreckliche Sven
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Pokka
Helmfried von Lüttichau ... Strickerpirat
Maik Lohse Maik Lohse ... Pirat 1
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Storyline

Vicky is a viking-boy who lives with his parents Halvar and Ylva in the small village Flake. He is a typical viking boy, but rather fearful. He is also not very strong but smart. One day he sails with the grown up vikings out to the sea and to experience a great and funny adventure. Written by Cirdan

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Trivia

The roles of Faxe, Tjure, Snorre, Ulme, Urobe and Gorm were cast in the six-part TV show Bully sucht die starken Männer! (2008) on German network ProSieben. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are two extra scenes with "Ramon Martinez Congaz" during the end credits - one in the middle of the credits and one at the end of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bully sucht die starken Männer! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Hey Wickie
Written by Christian Bruhn & Karel Svoboda
Performed by Bläck Fööss (as De Bläck Fööß)
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Totally fantastic for the Golf Generation
11 January 2010 | by caipirina7See all my reviews

Thursday 17:10 .. if your mom made a dentist appointment at that time, you had all the reason to hate her, it was Wickie time !!!

I believe that for those who grew up like Bully in the early 70ies in Germany will be extremely pleased with this movie as I was. I have not watched the animated Wickie since I was a kid and I had no idea that there was a new version in the making until I saw it on the menu of an LH flight back from Tokyo .. talk about the odds as this was (according to wiki) the first cooperation of ZDF - ORF and some Japanese channel ... (and I am still talking about the animated show from 1972 -74)

As to the movie, it just triggered all the .. errr... triggers .. in me .. the production value was fantastic (as Bully had showcased before, good and careful use of FX is not Hollywood alone territory) ... the story is nothing to write home about ... but it works extremely well .. it kept me focused for the whole time and made me wish for more ... The characters were very well cast. The partial musical cues from the old TV show nearly brought me to tears.

Now, there might be a problem ... I have NO idea how today's kids might like this, or even young parents who grew up in the 80ies and for them Wickie was just one of many many offerings on the recently established cable channels ...

As much as I wish for a sequel, unless they shot one secretly back to back .. the kids playing Wickie and his GF will be too old to reprise the roles.

Overall ... A movie very well done, but I think it depends on what your former relation is with this little Vicking .. and how much you love it.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Cantonese

Release Date:

9 September 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vic le Viking See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,487,596
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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