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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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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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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:

$34,822,570, 20 September 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 theatrical release was delayed for an entire year. Originally slated for September 2017 release, the film was moved to March 2018. In December 2017, the film was moved once again, this time to September 2018. The trailer was released in July 2017, more than an entire year before the actual film's release -- a rarity nowadays. 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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Connections

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

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I Have Waited a Year For the Release of This Move - It Was Worth It!
22 August 2018 | by tuckerfurguySee all my reviews

Have you seen this? My husband and I went this last weekend. He said it was the best film he'd seen all year. I was locked-in from the first moments. This is where it all started - the bond between wolves and man; between dogs and humans. This is a very plausible way it could have all began.

The scenery is ethereal, majestic, and stunning. The storyline was well-thought out. The acting was top-notch. The cinematography was stellar. The wolf was regal, gorgeous and well trained - you did not notice the "cues" given to the wolf/wolf-dog, as you do to dogs in other movies.

Not one word of English is used, but it never once made the watching of the movie or the communication between human-to-human, or human to wolf, feel uncomfortable or annoying. The language used in this movie sounds as real as any language I've ever heard. Much like the Klingon language in Star Trek movies, the Elven language in the Lord of the Rings movies, or the language used in the TV show Vikings - it sounds undeniably genuine, not contrived.

This truly is a glorious movie to experience. At the end, the viewers cheered, clapped, and expressed great enthusiasm and joy for what they had just seen, and we agreed!


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