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Alpha (2018)

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In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

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Albert Hughes

Writers:

Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt (screenplay by), Albert Hughes (story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Keda
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Tau
Marcin Kowalczyk ... Sigma
Jens Hultén ... Xi
Natassia Malthe ... Rho
Spencer Bogaert ... Kappa
Mercedes de la Zerda ... Nu
Leonor Varela ... Shaman Woman
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priya Rajaratnam ... Huntress (rumored)
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Storyline

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

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Experience the Incredible Story of How Mankind Discovered Man's Best Friend See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alpha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,352,512, 19 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,746,639, 19 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,757,502, 19 August 2018
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Studio 8 See more »
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the real world, the terminology of "alpha" male or alpha wolf was first used in 1947 and was based on studying wolves in captivity. In the wild, wolves usually form families of parents and children. See more »

Goofs

In the first cave scene, Kedi is kneeling to approach the wolf, and the bottom of his boot clearly shows a rubber lugged sole. See more »

Quotes

Tau: Raise your head and your eyes will follow.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Alpha/Mile 22 (2018) See more »

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Fantastic movie..thoroughly enjoyed every moment...far exceeded all expectations
17 August 2018 | by trapper_1955See all my reviews

Finally, a motion picture that keeps ones attention throughout...if your a nature lover or animal you'll love this epic and beautifully located movie...great story line!!


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