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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

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A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director:

Uwe Boll

Writers:

Doug Taylor (screenplay), Jason Rappaport (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Farmer
Leelee Sobieski ... Muriella
John Rhys-Davies ... Merick
Ron Perlman ... Norick
Claire Forlani ... Solana
Kristanna Loken ... Elora
Matthew Lillard ... Duke Fallow
Brian White ... Commander Tarish
Mike Dopud ... General Backler
Will Sanderson ... Bastian
Tania Saulnier ... Talwyn
Ray Liotta ... Gallian
Burt Reynolds ... King Konreid
Gabrielle Rose ... Delinda
Terence Kelly ... Trumaine
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Storyline

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer (Jason Statham), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick (Ron Perlman), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian (Will Sanderson), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow (Matthew Lillard) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). Written by btphelps and others

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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farmer | krug | wizard | rescue | king | See All (249) »

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Rise and fight


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of the King See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,265,000, 13 January 2008

Gross USA:

$4,775,656

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,097,915
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Smith and Juliette Lewis were filming Catch and Release (2006) on an adjoining set and came to visit the neighboring production. Burt Reynolds saw them steal two boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts. See more »

Goofs

When King Konreid, on horseback, addresses his troops in front of the castle, neither he nor his horse casts a shadow because of the poor compositing work. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Muriella: I knew you'd come.
Gallian: I told you I would.
Muriella: I mean, I felt it. I felt it before you came.
Gallian: You are developing your powers well, Muriella. Our time together is paying off!
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Alternate Versions

Director's Cut (available on DVD) is 34 minutes longer and includes 13 new scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.79 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Carry the Blessed Home
Performed by Blind Guardian
Music & Lyrics by Hansi Kürsch (as Kürsch) / André Olbrich (as Olbrich)
Published by BG Publishing/Warner Chappell
Courtesy of Nuclear Blast
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Terrible
11 January 2008 | by JA_JapsterSee all my reviews

The movie is garbage. If you've seen ANY Uwe Boll flicks in the past, you know exactly what to expect. It's not that the actors are bad per say (most do what they can given the limitations of the terrible script) but the whole film just reeks of bad editing and worst direction. It's bad. Really bad. Almost bad enough to be considered a guilty pleasure just so you can writhe and cringe at how awful it is. Granted, it's not as bad as last year's Eragon, but don't expect anything close to what Lord of the Rings offered us in terms of epic fantasy adventure.

Oh, and those ten star reviews you keep reading? Uwe Boll has to be paying them. I can't imagine anyone out there (even on the internet) is THAT stupid to consider this a good movie.


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