All Genres: Adventure, Romance
Release Year: 2008
Director: Roland Emmerich
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Writing by: Roland Emmerich – (written by) &
Harald Kloser – (written by)
Produced by: Aaron Boyd – co-producer
Aaron Boyd – producer: second unit
Sarah Bradshaw – executive producer
Cheryl de la O – assisting producer
Roland Emmerich – producer
William Fay – executive producer
Murray Francis – supervising producer: New Zealand (as Murray 'Muzza' Francis)
Mark Gordon – producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr – supervising producer: South Africa, Moonlighting Films
Tom Karnowski – executive producer
Harald Kloser – executive producer
Dan Lin – development executive
Scott Mednick – executive producer
Thomas Tull – executive producer
Oswald von Richthofen – co-producer
Michael Wimer – producer
Kirstin Winkler – associate producer
Cast: Steven Strait – D'Leh
Camilla Belle – Evolet
Cliff Curtis – Tic'Tic
Joel Virgel – Nakudu
Affif Ben Badra – Warlord (as Ben Badra)
Mo Zinal – Ka'Ren (as Mo Zainal)
Nathanael Baring – Baku
Mona Hammond – Old Mother
Marco Khan – One-Eye
Reece Ritchie – Moha
Joel Fry – Lu'kibu
Music: Harald Kloser Thomas Wanker
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Plot Outline: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Plot: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire – the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant.
Movie Quotes: D'Leh: Look, it's growing so fast.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Star Trevor Huster (as “Steve) earned two interesting credits for the film: “Best Man in the Water” for a sequence requiring him to lay face down in a freezing cold stream for back-to-back days of filming. And “1st to Pass Out” as a result of filming the dialogue-heavy porch chat scenes with George Petrus (Jake) which required the two to swig Erie Brewing Company's famous Railbender Ale for 20+ takes.
Goofs: We know about 18 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Factual errors: Hard to say how accurate the makers of a film like this might be trying to be, at least in a historical sense. Since this is obviously not a documentary, many “liberties” are taken with historical truth. For example, eighteen foot long sabre tooth tigers didn't exist in this era — nor did mastodons — at least not in the areas depicted (Mesopotamia, northeast Africa.) Also, early in the picture we see extraordinary changes in environment(s) after relatively short travel: from snowy, mountainous areas, where no one ever shows any evidence of steam emanating from mouths or noses; suddenly to tropical areas, and then, just as suddenly to desert lands, which later in the film, characters refer to as places which would take a very, very long time to traverse; but in fact the tribe which has just done this appears quite fit, and with not much wear and tear to their clothing.
Trivia: There are 8 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Tim Shadbolt, the Mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand, was involved in a serious motor accident while pitching Southland, NZ, as a shooting location for this movie.
- D'Leh is spelled “Held” backwards, “Held” being the German word for “hero”. Roland Emmerich chose this name as an easteregg.
- The most difficult challenge for the visual effects department was creating a computer generated wet saber-tooth tiger since it required several of the most challenging elements of visual effects to be combined; fur, wet fur, water and creature animation. The tiger was created by the Double Negative visual effects company.