Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell-bent on its capture.


Chris Crow





Credited cast:
Gareth John Bale ... Apostle
Ian Dicks Ian Dicks ... Saxon Warrior
Richard Elfyn ... Older Hereward
Lindsey Fickling Lindsey Fickling ... Saxon Warrior
Paul Gamble Paul Gamble ... Saxon Warrior
Huw Garmon Huw Garmon ... Atelic
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ... Athelstan
Gareth Groombridge Gareth Groombridge ... Saxon Warrior
Ioan Hefin ... Ambushing Bowman
Aled Humphreys Aled Humphreys ... Naked Monk
Rob Jackson Rob Jackson ... Saxon Warrior
Richard James Richard James ... Apostle
Michael Jibson ... Hamal
Paul Jibson ... Yngvarr
Mark Lewis Jones ... Aethelwulf


Inspired by true events. Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne - a book of great beauty and power - to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell- bent on its capture. On his way to the monastery, he meets a fierce and skilled swordsman who answers his prayers and dedicates his life to protecting Hereward while he delivers the book. In the midst of their journey, they are confronted by Vikings ready to kill in order to get what they want, leaving Hereward and his protector at their mercy. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

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The battle has begun

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Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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poor tasteless boring and not worth the time of your day
14 August 2013 | by kathyh326See all my reviews

My son won a free movie at Red box by buying a big mac sandwich at the local burger joint and so he chose this movie title A Viking Saga: The darkest day. I guess we thought it would be entertaining and have some merit but little did we know. We picked out another boring and worthless movie that came to us free but alas I will have to pay for the gas for my car to return it. Nothing said nothing gained. If you do get the opportunity to choose a movie free I suggest you pick out something different than this one. My son is usually a good critic and he said only one word summed up the name for this movie.. BORING VIKINGS nothing worse ... If only I had the opportunity to read this critique I would not have wasted my time driving to and from the Red box.

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Release Date:

23 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day See more »

Filming Locations:

South Wales, Wales, UK

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Production Co:

Lindisfarne Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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