The 13th Warrior

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Plot

In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across…

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 6.3/10 (50,764 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

Director:
John McTiernan

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich

Storyline
In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe, Ibn must conquer his personal fears and help battle the illusive invaders–who emerge out of the shroud of fog in the black of the night.

Writers: Michael Crichton, William Wisher Jr.

Cast:

Antonio Banderas

Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan


Vladimir Kulich

Buliwyf


Dennis Storhøi

Herger – Joyous

(as Dennis Storhoi)


Daniel Southern

Edgtho – Silent


Neil Maffin

Roneth


John DeSantis

Ragnar – Dour

(as John Desantis)


Clive Russell

Helfdane – Fat


Mischa Hausserman

Rethel – Archer


Oliver Sveinall

Haltaf – Boy


Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis

Halga – Wise

(as Asbjorn Riis)


Richard Bremmer

Skeld – Superstitious


Tony Curran

Weath – Musician


Albie Woodington

Hyglak – Quarrelsome


Omar Sharif

Melchisidek


Erick Avari

Caravan Leader

(as Eric Avari)

Taglines:
An Ordinary Man…An Extraordinary Journey!



Details

Official Website:
Official site – Synopsis, cast, and photos|

Release Date: 27 August 1999

Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $85,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,267,756
(USA)
(29 August 1999)
(2306 Screens)

Gross: $32,698,899
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The film omits an explanation of who the "mist monsters" actually are. In the novel, author Michael Crichton reveals they were the descendants of the Neanderthals.

Goofs:

Anachronisms:
One of the warriors is wearing the Scottish plaid, a type of garment that wouldn't be worn until the 16th century, by which time the Viking era had been over for about 500 years.

Quotes:

[introducing Buliwyf]

Herald:
My lord, this is Buliwyf, son to Hygelak, come from across the sea…
[interrupting]

King Hrothgar:
I *know* the man! *I* sent for him! Knew him as a boy and I know him now. Grown to a man. Grown to a fine, strong man.



User Review

I loved this movie!

Rating:

Action! Adventure! Incredible scenery and cinematography! But best of all
a
wonderfully powerful cast! As the deep and thoughtful chieftain Buliwyf,
Vladimir Kulich was splendid. He played his part with dignity, power and
intelligence. Another stand-out performance was that of Dennis Storhoi who
played Herger the Joyous. Perfect timing and temperament. Really fun to
watch. Antonio Banderas as the narrator of the piece and, incidentally,
the
13th warrior was also fun to watch. He has a knack for humor and uses it
well. The whole ensemble cast was a joy to watch as they moved through-out
the film as a team of men who valued each others strengths and talents.

The camera work in this film is dangerous and thrilling. Our perspective
is
intimate and that lends a great deal of excitement to the movie experience.
Thank you Mr. Menzes!

The 13th Warrior is for anyone who believes in honor, valor and courage.
Also, for anyone who likes Vikings, horses, battles, blood and gore or men.
Women who like men will like this movie!