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Director John McTiernan takes viewers back to 900 A.D. in THE 13th WARRIOR. After courting "an untouchable" Muslim princess, Ahmed (Antonio Banderas) is banished and sent North as an emissary. When traveling from Baghdad to Saqaliba, he stumbles into an encampment of Vikings. At first repulsed by their Nordic ways, Ahmed soon grows fond of the Northerners and joins their party. <br> <br> When news is brought that a horde of flesh eating monsters are ravaging the land, the mystic Oracle ordains that a group of 13 must travel to fight their evil doings. Twelve Nordes rom the party are chosen, Ahmed, a Muslim, is picked as the thirteenth. Knowing that defeat is eminent, the 13 warriors must undergo indeterminable odds to battle and rid the land of the horrific flesh eaters. <br> <br> The 13th Warrior is an epic tour de force created by two of Hollywood's most ingenious: Michael Crichton (JURASSIC PARK, LOOKER) and John McTiernan (PREDATOR, THE LAST ACTION HERO). Its sheer epicness and style make it an a...
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CastDiane Venora
DirectorJohn McTiernan
Release Date:  1999
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Touchstone / Disney (September 15, 2009)
Runtime:  1hr 42min
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review by . March 26, 2000
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Pros: NOT A VERY LONG MOVIE     Cons: THE MOVIE WAS TOO LONG     This was a very confusing movie. I really don't like that dark and dreary background, all busy with people flying around, when you can't see the bad guys. Frankly I only watched this movie because Antonio Banderas was in it.      After watching the first ½ hour I still wasn't sure what the story was going to be about. It was loosely set up with a bunch of guys meeting in a …
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