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Terry Jones

Erik the Viking

107' - 1989 - Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure - Dialogue: English, Japanese
Director: Terry Jones Composer: Neil Innes With: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Gary Cady, Terry Jones, Imogen Stubbs
The film opens with Erik falling in love with a girl just as he kills her, piercing her heart with his sword while at a raiding/pillaging party. Spurred by her death he decides to try and bring the Age of Ragnarok - where men fight and kill - to an end, and seeks advice from Freya, who tells him he must travel over the edge of the world. He sets off with an unruly band of followers -including the local blacksmith who wants Ragnarok to continue as it helps his swordmaking business and who plots to scupper the mission - and is pursued by halfdan the Black, the local warlord who quite enjoys Ragnarok and wants it to continue. After overcoming the fearsome Dragon of the North Sea with judicious use of a pillow, they arrive at Hy-Brasil (Celtic for Atlantis) ... (Variety, 6-9-89)

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Credits

Director

Terry Jones

Composer

Neil Innes

With

Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Gary Cady, Terry Jones, Imogen Stubbs

Scenario

Terry Jones

Director of Photography

Ian Wilson

Editor

George Akers

More information

Dialogue

English, Japanese

Countries of production

United Kingdom, Sweden

Year

1989

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