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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.

Director:

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)
Lucy Ssuubi ... Wolf Tribe #2
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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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Leaders are born from survival See more »


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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:

$35,643,294, 14 October 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,757,502, 19 August 2018
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Studio 8 See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The word "ayah" that was used in the movie when Keda was screaming for his father, means father in Indonesian. 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: Pain will journey with us.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Alpha/Mile 22 (2018) See more »

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Man's first best friend
18 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This prehistoric European film about a young man who is presumed lost while his tribe is on a hunt. Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as the young man in a primitive world who makes his way back to his family with the aid of a new best friend he's made, a wild dog whom he patched up and the two develop a co-dependency on each other in this first boy and a dog story.

Beautifully photographed in some stark vistas in British Columbia, the most amazing thing about this film that even with some cheating subtitles young Smit-McPhee with primeval grunts and gibberish to pass for caveman language conveys all the emotion of pages of dialog.

This one is a winner, highly recommended.


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