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

Complete 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)
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An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha is 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. After the young man reluctantly tames 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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Was also filmed at Dinosaur Provincial Park near Patricia Alberta. See more »

Goofs

When Keda falls during the hunt, he hits two ledges on the way down (and tries to grab a third, smaller ridge) before landing on the ledge below. But a few seconds later, when the camera travels from the tribe above to the unconscious Keda below, no other ledges protrude between the top and the ledge on which he is lying. See more »

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Tau: Life is for the strong. It is earned, not given.
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Featured in Meet Chuck: The Wolf Behind 'Alpha' (2018) See more »

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Charming
3 September 2018 | by maclockSee all my reviews

Alpha is a charming film. If you love dogs, then you're likely to love it. Recommended.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,352,512, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$35,857,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,203,196
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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