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A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Hammond ...
Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe ...
Roger Sloman ...
Layla Roberts ...
Robert Willox ...
Chief Officer
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa ...
Diana Dumbrava ...
Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu ...
Soldier #1


This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Beovulf  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Mad Max", "Mortal Kombat", "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Van Helsing" are considered major influences behind the film. Even though this came out 5 years before Van Helsing (2004) See more »


When Beowulf and the others confront the beast in the chapel you can see the cables pulling Beowulf up as he climbs on the rafters. See more »


Beowulf: [to Grendel] I'm like you. I'm one of the damned.
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Version of The Male Swagger (1999) See more »


Front 242 (Bass Under Siege by The Prodigy)
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User Reviews

Excellent Atmosphere, well made movie
12 November 2000 | by (Jackson, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Beowulf was not at all what I expected. Once I got past that fact it was a very enjoyable movie. The whole neo-Gothic-industrial feeling to the movie almost reminded me of "the Crow" (especially the music.) The combination of suspense, action, and an interesting plot kept me riveted to my seat. I gave this movie a rating of 9, and it could have been improved only by adding a few more good solid fights.

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