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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.

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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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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Details

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:

$35,851,379, 18 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,757,502, 19 August 2018
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Production Co:

Studio 8 See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The brief narration in the movie's preview, where the main character is heard speaking in English, is not featured anywhere in the actual film. See more »

Goofs

There is a double rainbow shown but the colors of the outer one are wrong. The primary (inner) rainbow is blue to red, but the secondary should be red to blue. See more »

Quotes

Tau: Pain will journey with us.
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Featured in Alpha: Boy & Wolf (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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