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Alpha (2018)

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In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

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Albert Hughes

Writers:

Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt (screenplay by), Albert Hughes (story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Keda
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Tau
Marcin Kowalczyk ... Sigma
Jens Hultén ... Xi
Natassia Malthe ... Rho
Spencer Bogaert ... Kappa
Mercedes de la Zerda ... Nu
Leonor Varela ... Shaman Woman
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha is a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. After the young man reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

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Mankind Discovers Man's Best Friend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alpha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,352,512, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$35,857,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,203,196
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Studio 8 See more »
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The "wolves" in the film are a mixture of real wolves, wolf-dog hybrids (a breed of dog called a Czechoslovakian wolf-dog), and CGI. See more »

Goofs

There is a double rainbow shown but the colors of the outer one are wrong. The primary (inner) rainbow is blue to red, but the secondary should be red to blue. See more »

Quotes

Tau: Pain will journey with us.
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Title appeared at the end of the film See more »

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Featured in Alpha: Boy & Wolf (2018) See more »

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Good old caveman movie
27 December 2018 | by kmcmacSee all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this, it kept me guessing for quite a bit and as no major stars your not sure who's going to make it. Special effects and scenery were good and enjoyable to the end. I would say one of the best movies I've seen this year that's not superstar budget. Reminded me a bit of Apocalypto, that sort of movie


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