The 13th Warrior (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Antonio Banderas Ibn Fadlan
Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis Halga the Wise
Richard Bremmer Skeld The Superstitious
Tony Curran Weath the Musician
John DeSantis Ragnar the Dour
Mischa Hausserman Rethel The Archer
Vladimir Kulich Buliwyf
Neil Maffin Roneth The Horseman
Clive Russell Helfdane the Fat
Omar Sharif Melchisidek
Daniel Southern Edgtho the Silent
Dennis Storhoi Herger the Joyous
Dennis Storhøi Herger the Joyous
Oliver Sveinall Haltaf the Boy
Anders T. Andersen Wigliff, King Hrothgar's son
Diane Venora Queen Weilew
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Fantasy
Director John McTiernan; Michael Crichton
Producer Michael Crichton; Ned Dowd
Writer Michael Crichton; William Wisher Jr.
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 103 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.1
A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. In 922 A.D., Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad en route to meet with the King of Saqaliba when he is captured by a gang of Vikings. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women. However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path — including the flesh of the men they have killed. The 13th Warrior was based on the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton, which was in turn adapted from tales of Viking folklore. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1