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Solomon Kane (2009)

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A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

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Cast

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Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr ...
Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan ...
Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak ...
Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ...
Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
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Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe ...
Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw ...
Older Monk
Robert Russell ...
Abbott
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Skinhead
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Tattoo
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Beard
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Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone ...
Young Solomon
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Storyline

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. Written by corsos, corrected by Pike84

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Fight evil... With evil.


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Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Соломон Кейн  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£611,886 (United Kingdom), 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,439,975, 12 December 2010
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WILHELM SCREAM: When Solomon skewers a bad guy on the bridge during the fight scene at the start of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Kane is shown having retired to a monastery. While a large number of English monasteries, priories, convents and friaries were disbanded and destroyed under the orders of Henry VIII during the mid-16th century, this dissolution was not total and some survived. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon Kane: [narrating] There was a time when the world was plunging into darkness. A time of witchcraft and sorcery. A time when no one stood against evil.
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Deserves much higher recognition, superb.
12 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

As an avid reader of Gothic fantasy I am not easily pleased when it comes to big screen versions of these kinds of stories. After so many disappointments in the past when stories falter or special effects either take over the screen or are shoddy and laughable I alway feel as apprehensive as I do interested when I start watching a film like this.

However, I can honestly say that this film is one of the best I have ever seen. I wish I'd seen in it a cinema, but hadn't heard of it. As soon as the final credits rolled I wanted to watch it all over again, and instantly went online and bought the DVD, something I rarely do.

Everything about this film blew me away, from the atmosphere of gritty cold despair, the incredible (British!!!) cast, to the imagery and beauty of some of the scenes. I could wax lyrical about so many parts of this film that I'd basically be commenting on virtually every scene. I don't know where I'd start, and once I did, I wouldn't be able to stop.

I can't believe it's not been released in the US yet, and I sincerely hope it will be re-released in cinemas here in the UK sometime in the near future, as I would love to see it on a big screen.

Fantastic. Just utterly made of every kind of Win imaginable.


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