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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.

Director:

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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Leaders are born from survival. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,851,379, 18 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,757,502, 19 August 2018
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Studio 8 See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film is all in an unknown foreign language, with English subtitles. See more »

Goofs

The big cat in the movie is supposed to be a Machairodus. However, its teeth are far too large for this genus, looking more like the sabres of Smilodon (which was only ever found in the Americas). See more »

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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: A Hero's Journey (2018) See more »

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Great family movie
10 February 2019 | by grlym-46849See all my reviews

Expectations were through the roof after seeing this movie advertised for over a year. It lived up to about 70-70% of the hype

My whole family watched (14 & 16 yo included). Everyone loved it and rallied around the protagonist's journey and plights.

Subtitle driven, but not so much that it distracted from enjoying the movie. Movie almost did not require dialogue, but was a nice inclusion. And this is coming from a guy that avoids anything that gets Emmy awards or Sundance film festival recognition, as I like to enjoy my movies, not analyze them as if I was a movie critic trying to impress my peers. Basically my long winded way of saying, put the phone app down and go watch it.


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