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Beowulf (1999)

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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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Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
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Pendra
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa ...
Sentry
Diana Dumbrava ...
Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu ...
Soldier #1
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 April 1999 (Singapore)  »

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Christopher Lambert declined to reprise his role as Rayden in "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" to star as Beowulf. See more »

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During the training scene with Roland a metal staff weapon is thrown to the floor and the sound that it makes is blatantly that of a wooden staff. See more »

Quotes

Will the Weapons Master: Only a fool would want to come to this damn place.
Beowulf: Unless he was already damned.
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A great B sci-fi/action flick
22 October 2000 | by (University of Georgia) – See all my reviews

I love these b genre movies. I won't give them a ten, since they do lack something on the artistic side, but they're great to watch. Sword fights, acrobatics, bare-chested women...everything needed for a good b movie. Add in a semi-literary plot (the name Grendel is only mentioned once) and a few references to the poem. I liked the misty halls and how the siege camp's fires extended off into the distance--can you say dragon? I give it a 9.


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