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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.

Director:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett)

Writers:

M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett), Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Solomon Kane
Mark O'Neal ... Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr Robert Orr ... Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan Richard Ryan ... Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak Frantisek Deak ... Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ... Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)
Ian Whyte ... Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe Thomas McEnchroe ... Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw Andrew Whitlaw ... Older Monk
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Abbott
James Babson ... Skinhead
Marek Vasut ... Tattoo
Geoff Bell ... Beard
Max von Sydow ... Josiah Kane
Lucas Stone 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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Taglines:

When You make a Deal with the Devil, There will be Hell to Pay. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site | See more »

Country:

Czech Republic | UK | France

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Соломон Кейн See more »

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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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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for the role of Solomon Kane, James Purefoy read the entire oeuvre of Robert E. Howard as well as researching extensively the lifestyle and attitudes of Puritans. See more »

Goofs

In the film, ships are shown flying the British Union Jack flag with the caption "North Africa: 1600". However, the first variant of the Union Jack (the one shown) wasn't used until 1606 - with the current version of the flag not seen until 1801. 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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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 February 2010 (2010) See more »

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Good, gritty sword & sorcery
31 January 2010 | by lothdSee all my reviews

I was familiar with the 'Solomon Kane' character before I watched this film, both from the original stories and the Marvel Comics incarnation of the 1970s. The film is based on Robert E. Howard's creation, not on any later story and is all the better for it. The characters and their actions are believable, the atmosphere is great and the special effects are fine. There are copious amounts of sword play as well as sorcery - something that other R. E. H. adaptations in film have been sadly missing (notably 'Conan the Barbarian'). Michael J. Bassett manages to make an exciting film out of what could have been just another good-versus-evil story. Recommended for all fans of gritty fantasy.


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