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Pathfinder (2007)

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A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director:

Marcus Nispel

Writers:

Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Nils Gaup
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Ghost
Moon Bloodgood ... Starfire
Russell Means ... Pathfinder
Clancy Brown ... Gunnar
Jay Tavare ... Blackwing
Nathaniel Arcand ... Wind In Tree
Ralf Moeller ... Ulfar
Kevin Loring ... Jester
Wayne Charles Baker ... Indian Father (as Wayne C. Baker)
Michelle Thrush ... Indian Mother
Nicole Muñoz ... Little Sister
Burkely Duffield ... Ghost - 12 Years Old
Ray G. Thunderchild Ray G. Thunderchild ... Elder #1
Duane Howard ... Elder #2
Brandon Oakes ... Elder #3
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Storyline

A young Viking boy is left behind at a hostile tribe of American Indians, whom eventually accept him into the tribe and raise him. A personal war begins for the young Viking when the Vikings return 15 years later and initiate a barbaric attack on the tribe and the woman he loves. Written by SK Jongsma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Worlds, One War. The Ultimate Battle Begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Icelandic

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pathfinder: The Legend of the Ghost Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,800,000, 15 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,232,081, 17 June 2007
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Runtime:

| (unrated DVD)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the Norwegian movie Pathfinder (1987). After watching, Nils Gaup, director of the original, said: "Twice Hollywood has remade my films, and both times they have managed to make the worst movie ever." The other of his films Hollywood remade was Head Above Water (1996). See more »

Goofs

Vikings did not use double-bladed axes or flails. See more »

Quotes

Starfire: There are two wolves fighting in each man's heart. One is Love, the other is Hate.
Ghost: Which one wins?
Starfire: The one you feed the most.
[they kiss]
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References Alexander Nevsky (1938) See more »

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Worse than I could have ever imagined.
13 April 2007 | by ps42See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure how director Marcus Nipsel and company managed to take this screenplay, which had potential, and suck every ounce of life, drama and coolness out of it. They did, though. Pathfinder proves to be another completely forgettable historical action movie at best, generic as hell, right down to your cookie-cutter indestructible action hero (played by Karl Urban).

My biggest gripe with the film, and I have many, comes from how long it was pushed back for. If I remember correctly, it was first slated for release in January of '06. It was delayed well over a year, and I assumed that the crew were editing, re shooting and doing other things that might make the film better. I should have remembered what happens when one assumes. In reality, they were just waiting around for a good time to release the film, because it obviously didn't improve in that year and a half. At one point, they literally insert stock footage of an avalanche instead of creating their own CGI (or real) avalanche. Who are you guys kidding? There are about six words worth of meaningful dialog in this film. The Vikings don't even look human, nobody ever really explains why they're going out of their way to kill everyone. The Native Americans are portrayed as weak and stupid, little more than target practice. This film just lets the arrows fly and the heads roll.

The acting is horrendous as well. Its got some cool action scenes, but thats about it. It might have been a blessing having so little dialog in Pathfinder, because if how brutal the little that was present proved to be. It was like, Covenant bad. The script literally sounds like it was written by a child.

Overall, Pathfinder wastes its potential and fails to prove itself worthy of anyone's time, let alone anyone's money. No amount of good action could have saved this film from its fate.


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