Erik the Viking

Erik the Viking (1989)

A Middle Ages Crisis.

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1989-09-01
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 210 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: SF Studios
  • Production Country: Sweden, United Kingdom
  • Director: Terry Jones
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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.

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  • Tim Robbins

    as Erik
  • 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
  • Tsutomu Sekine

    as Slavemaster
  • Antony Sher

    as Loki
  • Gary Cady

    as Keitel Blacksmith
  • Charles McKeown

    as Sven's Dad
  • Tim McInnerny

    as Sven the Berserk
  • John Gordon Sinclair

    as Ivar the Boneless
  • Richard Ridings

    as Thorfinn Skullsplitter
  • Freddie Jones

    as Harald the Missionary
  • Samantha Bond

    as Helga
  • Danny Schiller

    as Snorri the Miserable
  • Jim Broadbent

    as Ernest the Viking (a Rapist)
  • Jim Carter

    as Jennifer the Viking (Another Rapist)
  • Matyelok Gibbs

    as Erik's Mum
  • Jay Simpson

    as Leif the Lucky
  • Sian Thomas

    as Thorhild the Sarcastic
  • Sarah Crowden

    as Grimhild Housewife
  • Bernard Padden

    as Mordfiddle the Cook
  • Tilly Vosburgh

    as Unn-the-Thrown-At
  • Dave Duffy

    as Horribly Slain Warrior
  • John Scott Martin

    as Ingemund the Old
  • Bernard Latham

    as Ulf the Unmemorable
  • Julia McCarthy

    as Thorfinn's Mum
  • Allan Surtees

    as Thorfinn's Dad
  • Sandra Voe

    as Ivar's Mum
  • Andrew MacLachlan

    as Ornulf/Chamberlain/Dog Soldier
  • Tim Killick

    as Bjarni/Halfdan's Guard/Musician
  • Graham McTavish

    as Thangbrand/Citizen/Dog Soldier
  • Cyril Shaps

    as Gisli the Chiseller
  • Peter Geeves

    as Eliif the Mongol Horde/Musician
  • Paddy Joyce

    as Prisoner
  • Barry McCarthy

    as Prisoner
  • Neil Innes

    as Hy-Brasilian
  • Garry Roost

    as Prisoner
Art Alan Lee Conceptual Design
Writing Terry Jones Screenplay
Directing Terry Jones Director
Production John Goldstone Producer
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Art Roger Cain Art Direction
Editing George Akers Editor
Art Gavin Bocquet Art Direction
Camera Ian Wilson Director of Photography
Art John Beard Production Design
Sound Neil Innes Original Music Composer
Crew Eddie Powell Stunts