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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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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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When interviewed about filming "Beowulf". Rhona Mitra admitted that everybody had told her not to do the film and it would be a nightmare and had said it was a nightmare and Romania was a hell-hole. See more »

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Surprisingly GREAT movie!!
2 September 2002 | by (Cullman, Alabama) – See all my reviews

This movie REALLY surprised me as how GOOD it was!! With Christopher Lambert in it, it had to be good, but this is his best performance since the first Highlander movie. The soundtrack blew me away with its mix of metal, chanting, and eerily echoing music. The acting was above par and with the updating of the ancient Olde English tale to a futuristic/medieval setting; it's a feast for the eyes and ears. Grab the popcorn and a soda and ENJOY!!


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