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Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | | Adventure, History | 26 April 2013 (USA)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Thor Heyerdahl (as Pål Hagen)
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Spinden
Amund Hellum Noraker ...
Bamse
Eilif Hellum Noraker ...
Elisabeth Matheson ...
Allison
Kasper Arneberg Johnsen ...
Thor 6 yrs. (as Kasper Ameberg Johnsen)
Edward Kling ...
Erik 7 yrs.
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Jonas Heier Straumsheim ...
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The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands. After financing the trips with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101-day-long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations, and the events on the trip. The "Kon-Tiki" was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and "Kon-Tiki" is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not... Written by OJT

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Real adventure has no limits.

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Adventure | History

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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing violent sequence | See all certifications »

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Кон-Тики  »

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Budget:

$16,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,168 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$1,511,798 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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The filmmakers decided to shoot the ocean scenes on open water, rather than on a set. See more »

Goofs

When the radio operator makes first contact with an American station before the parrot severs the antenna wire, the Morse Code he uses is nonsense. See more »

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Epilogue: Bengt fell in love with Polynesia. He settled there and became a Consul General of Sweden. He died in 1997.
Epilogue: Erik built himself a sailboat, that became his home for 11 years. He worked as an artist until his death in 1972.
Epilogue: Torstein kept going on expeditions. He died in 1964 during an attempt to reach the North Pole on skis.
Epilogue: Knut resumed his career in military intelligence. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Kon-Tiki museum. He died the Christmas of 2009.
Epilogue: Herman became the ...
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Crazy Credits

Before the closing credits, short clips are shown in which original footage shot by Heyerdahl was reenacted by the "Kon-Tiki" actors: urinating overboard in the open sea, dancing with natives under palms, portraits, and the like. Along with this, brief notes concerning each crew member's path of life after the trip are given. See more »

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Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Flickan i Havanna
("The girl in Havana")
Lyrics by Evert Taube (as Taube) and music by Horatio R. Palmer (as Palmer)
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One of the Best movies i have seen
30 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't speak a lick of Nordish but my god this movie is excellent.

Everything is perfect, great cast, fantastic adventure, flawless direction, smooth direction, swelling enveloping music and a great sound effects.

There are few movies like this is existence, about the human spirit and what it means to have a real adventure.

Also i must say the best and most surprising part about the movie is the acting, not only are they perfectly suited to the characters they are the characters.

Hats off to the Special CGI Effects studio for their fantastic work.

for 16m this movie is a real surprise and if your reading this yes, go see it RIGHT NOW!


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