Ravenous (1999)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.


  • Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce in Ravenous (1999)
  • Robert Carlyle in Ravenous (1999)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Antonia Bird in Ravenous (1999)
  • Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce in Ravenous (1999)

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Did You Know?


John Spencer's last film. Between its release and his death from a heart attack in December 2005, he eschewed any movie roles due to his full-time job playing Leo McGarry on The West Wing (1999).


Colqhoun: I suppose I owe you gentlemen a story. We left in April. Six of us in all. Mr. MacCready and his wife, from Ireland. Mr. Janus, from Virginia, I believe... with his servant, Jones. Myself - I'm from Scotland. And our guide... a military man, ...
Colqhoun: ...


A single horse weighs over 1,000lbs, Colqhoun's group had several horses and several oxen. This would have been thousands of pounds of meat for 10 people for a few months at most.

Crazy Credits

The film begins with a famous quote by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): "He that fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster." Nietzsche's surname is misspelled as 'Nietzche'. Shortly after, a comedic quote appears below Nietzsche's: "Eat Me" - Anonymous.


Plot Summary


Fantasy | Horror | Thriller


Release Date:

19 March 1999


English, Italian, Spanish, Washoe

Country of Origin

Czech Republic, UK, USA

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,040,727 (USA) (21 March 1999)


$2,060,953 (USA) (2 May 1999)

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