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An unusually principled young Viking becomes increasing uncomfortable with all the killing and plundering that goes with the job, and sets out on a magical journey in order to bring about world peace. Former Monty Python member Terry Jones attempts to have his story of Erik's seemingly hopeless quest operate as both witty, lunatic satire and sincere children's fantasy. However, despite a good cast and some interesting design elements, the film fails to completely succeed at either of its goals. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:September 22, 1989

Cast

Tim Robbins
as Erik
Gary Cady
as Keitel Blacksmith
Mickey Rooney
as Erik's Grandfather
Eartha Kitt
as Freya
Terry Jones
as King Arnulf
Imogen Stubbs
as Princess Aud
John Cleese
as Halfdan the Black
Antony Sher
as Loki
John Gordon Sinclair
as Ivar the Boneless
Samantha Bond
as Helga
Tim McInnerny
as Sven the Berserk
Richard Ridings
as Thorfinn Skullsplitter
Freddie Jones
as Harald the Missionary
Charles McKeown
as Sven's Dad
Danny Schiller
as Snorri the Miserable
Tsutomu Sekine
as Slavemaster
Bob Hoskins
Tim Killick
as Bjarni/Halfdan's Guard/Musician
Andrew Maclachlan
as Ornulf/Chamberlain/Dog Soldier
Gary Roost
as Prisoner
Susan Sarandon
Allan Surtees
as Thorfinn's Dad
Frank Bednash
as Even More Horribly Slain Warrior
Jim Broadbent
as Ernest the Viking, a Rapist
Jim Carter
as Jennifer the Viking, another Rapist
Angela Connolly
as Thorkatla the Indiscreet
Sarah Crowden
as Grimhild Housewife
Dave Duffy
as Horribly Slain Warrior
Peter Geeves
as Eilif the Mongol Horde/Musician
Colin Harper
as Prisoner
Neil Innes
as Hy Brasilian
Harry Jones
as Prisoner
Paddy Joyce
as Prisoner
Bernard Latham
as Ulf the Unmemorable
John Scott Martin
as Ingemund the Old
Barry McCarthy
as Prisoner
Julia McCarthy
as Thorfinn's Mum
Graham McTavish
as Thangbrand/ Citizen/Dog Soldier
Bernard Padden
as Mordfiddle the Cook
Cyril Shaps
as Gisli the Chiseller
Jay Simpson
as Leif the Lucky
Sian Thomas
as Thorhild the Sarcastic
Sandra Voe
as Ivar's Mum
Tilly Vosburgh
as Unn-the-Thrown-At
Matyelok Gibbs
as Erik's Mum
Peter Geeves
as Eilif the Mongol Horde/Musician
Sandra Voe
as Ivar's Mum
Allan Surtees
as Thorfinn's Dad
Sarah Crowden
as Grimhild Housewife
Angela Connolly
as Thorkatla the Indiscreet
Andrew Maclachlan
as Ornulf/Chamberlain/Dog Soldier
Tilly Vosburgh
as Unn-the-Thrown-At
Jay Simpson
as Leif the Lucky
Bernard Padden
as Mordfiddle the Cook
Harry Jones
as Prisoner
Frank Bednash
as Even More Horribly Slain Warrior
Gary Roost
as Prisoner
Cyril Shaps
as Gisli the Chiseller
Sian Thomas
as Thorhild the Sarcastic
John Scott Martin
as Ingemund the Old
Tim Killick
as Bjarni/Halfdan's Guard/Musician
Jim Carter
as Jennifer the Viking, another Rapist
Graham McTavish
as Thangbrand/ Citizen/Dog Soldier
Julia McCarthy
as Thorfinn's Mum
Bernard Latham
as Ulf the Unmemorable
Dave Duffy
as Horribly Slain Warrior
Neil Innes
as Hy Brasilian
Barry McCarthy
as Prisoner
Colin Harper
as Prisoner
Jim Broadbent
as Ernest the Viking, a Rapist
Paddy Joyce
as Prisoner

Crew

Terry Jones
Director
John Goldstone
Producer
Terry Jones
Screenwriter
Ian Wilson
Cinematographer
Neil Innes
Composer (Music Score)
Neil Innes
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Akers
Editor
John Beard
Production Designer
Gavin Bocquet
Art Director
Neville C. Thompson
Associate Producer
Terry Glinwood
Executive Producer
Joanne Woollard
Set Designer
Pam Tait
Costume Designer
Irene Lamb
Casting
Jenny Shircore
Makeup
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