Erik The Viking (1989)

Be there... or beheaded!

Original Title : Erik the Viking
Director : Terry Jones
Writer : Terry Jones (I)
Genre : Comedy
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : Terry Glinwood , John Goldstone (I) , Neville C. Thompson
Music : Neil Innes
Photography : Ian Wilson (II)
IMDB ID : 0097289
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Tim Robbins I
Mickey Rooney I
Eartha Kitt Freya
Terry Jones I
Imogen Stubbs Princess Aud
John Cleese Halfdan the Black
Tsutomu Sekine Slavemaster
Antony Sher Loki
Gary Cady Keitel Blacksmith
Charles McKeown Sven's Dad
Tim McInnerny Sven the Berserk
John Gordon Sinclair Ivar the Boneless
Richard Ridings Thorfinn Skullsplitter
Freddie Jones Harald the Missionary
Samantha Bond I
Danny Schiller Snorri the Miserable
Jim Broadbent Ernest the Viking (a Rapist
Jim Carter I
Matyelok Gibbs Erik's Mum
Tilly Vosburgh Unn-the-Thrown-At
Jay Simpson Leif the Lucky
John Scott Martin Ingemund the Old
Sian Thomas Thorhild the Sarcastic
Sarah Crowden Grimhild Housewife
Bernard Padden Mordfiddle the Cook
Bernard Latham Ulf the Unmemorable
Julia McCarthy I
Allan Surtees Thorfinn's Dad
Sandra Voe Ivar's Mum
Angela Connolly Thorkatla the Indiscreet
 Leif's Pregnant Girlfriend
Andrew MacLachlan Ornulf/Chamberlain/Dog Soldier
Tim Killick Bjarni/Halfdan's Guard/Musician
Graham McTavish Thangbrand/Citizen/Dog Soldier
Cyril Shaps Gisli the Chiseller
Peter Geeves Eilif the Mongol Horde/Musician
Paddy Joyce Prisoner
Colin Harper Prisoner
Harry Jones I
Barry McCarthy Prisoner
Neil Innes Hy-Brasilian
Gary Roost Prisoner
Simon Evans I
Matthew Baker I
Dave Duffy Horribly Slain Warrior
Frank Bednash Even More Horribly Slain Warrior
Charles Simon II
Max Votolato Child God (uncredited


Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.


What on earth happened to the rest of the Monty Python's? This is not funny, this is not entertaining, this is not even a B-movie. If you liked the classic Monty Python movies (Life of Brian, Holy Grail), you will hate this one. If you still liked the later, a bit more bizarre ones (Jabberwocky), you will hate this one. And if you like a movie just because it features Terry Jones and John Cleese, well, then you will have the biggest disappointment you can imagine. They do appear, though. But what's missing is a proper plot, a decent soundtrack and production, and any kind of humour that could make you at least smile for one second. This could be a children's story if it wasn't so boring, dull and poor. The pathetic love-story elements are beyond being ridiculous. This is a new dimension of trash, but not an enjoyable one. If you liked anything of what Jones and companions were doing before, do yourself a favour and DON'T watch this movie. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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