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Beowulf -- Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Highlander) stars in this futuristic update of the classic poem written in 900 AD and set in a world of supernatural evil and inexplicable danger! Torn from a legend whose roots are buried in the mists of time, Beowulf is half man - half god.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf")
Mark Leahy (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »
Tagline:
Unleash your dark side.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
'Benjamin Button' is VFX's Holy Grail
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 22 February 2009, 8:00 PM, PST)

Retro Review: That cool post apocalyptic version of Beowulf
 (From QuietEarth. 1 December 2008, 8:21 PM, PST)

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below expectations See more (149 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Lambert ... Beowulf

Rhona Mitra ... Kyra

Oliver Cotton ... Hrothgar

Götz Otto ... Roland
Vincent Hammond ... Grendel

Charles Robinson ... Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe ... Will
Roger Sloman ... Karl
Layla Roberts ... Grendel's Mother
Robert Willox ... Chief Officer

Patricia Velasquez ... Pendra
Marcel Cobzariu ... Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa ... Sentry
Diana Dumbrava ... Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu ... Soldier #1
Vitalie Bantas ... Guard #1
Dan Alexandru ... Eyepatch Lieutenant
Florin Preoteasa ... Executioner
Julian Ilinca ... Executioner's Assistent
Dorin Zaharia ... Siege Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrian Pavlovschi ... Guard (uncredited)

Derik Wingo ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Graham Baker 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf")

Mark Leahy (screenplay) and
David Chappe (screenplay)

Produced by
Jane Barclay .... executive producer
Gregory Cascante .... executive producer
Gregory Cascante .... producer
Sharon Harel .... executive producer
Frank Hildebrand .... co-producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... producer
Donald Kushner .... executive producer
Mark Leahy .... co-producer
Susan E. Levin .... line producer
Peter Locke .... executive producer
Alison Savitch .... executive producer
Joshua Wexler .... associate producer
Joshua Wexler .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan David Sloate  (as Jonathan Sloate)
Ben Watkins 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Faloona 
 
Film Editing by
Roy Watts 
 
Casting by
Adriana Allen 
Annette Benson 
 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson  (as Jonathan Carlson)
 
Art Direction by
Ben Zeller 
 
Set Decoration by
Oana Paunescu 
 
Costume Design by
Sanja Milkovic Hays 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... makeup artist
Catalin Ciutu .... hair stylist
Letitia Ghenea .... assistant makeup artist
Didier Lavergne .... makeup artist: Mr. Lambert
Tara Smith .... key hair stylist
Tara Smith .... key makeup artist
Derik Wingo .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Frank Hildebrand .... unit production manager
Bogdan Moncea .... unit production manager
Peter Stevens .... production supervisor
Bob Wenokur .... executive in charge of post-production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cristian Ciurea .... second assistant director
Laurentiu Maronese .... third assistant director
John Medlen .... second unit director
Cleopatra Medvetchi .... third assistant director
Richard Murken .... first assistant director: second unit (1999)
Eddie Ziv .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cristian Baluta .... assistant property master
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Adi Handac .... assistant property master
Adrian Popa .... property master
Ionel Popa .... property master
Ionel Popa .... propmaker
Serban Porupca .... assistant art director
Mihai Stanciu .... painter
Zoli Szabo .... construction coordinator
Ica Varna .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Paul Carr .... adr mixer
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Excoffier .... sound mixer
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Feinberg .... adr editor
Tim Lewiston .... sound supervisor
Nicolae Perianu .... boom operator
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer
Elaine 'Chucks' Thomas .... dialogue editor
Olivier Varenne .... boom operator
Tim Walston .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clifford .... special effects coordinator
Giedrius Nagys .... physical special effects assistant
Mike Phillips .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Breakspear .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Muse
Jim Carbonetti .... visual effects artist
Steve Carpenter .... digital artist
Daniel R. Casey .... digital artist
Daniel R. Casey .... matte painter
Alan Church .... visual effects supervision: Romania
Janelle Croshaw .... digital artist
Jerald Doerr .... 3D CGI special effects
Mike Hatfield .... visual effects
Sean Houghton .... visual effects programmer
Kim Lavery .... visual effects producer
L. Patrick McCormack .... visual effects
Jake Morrison .... digital compositor
Steve Preeg .... visual effects
Ben Rush .... visual effects
Alison Savitch .... visual effects supervisor
Malcolm A.S. Sim .... digital artist
John Tissavary .... visual effects
Jeremy Yates .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Vasile Albinet .... stunt performer
Ion Albu .... stunts
Nick Brandon .... stunts
Mircea Caraman .... assistant stunt coordinator
Mark Caso .... stunts
Ciprian Dumitrascu .... stunt performer
Marius Florian .... stunt performer
Christopher Leps .... stunt double: Christopher Lambert
Alicia Long .... assistant stunt coordinator
Dicu Marian .... stunts
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
John Medlen .... stunts
David Morizot .... stunts
Cosmin Padureanu .... stunts
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunts
Rasvan Puiu .... stunts
Tiana Raduta .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Aaron .... still photographer
Simon Bray .... Steadicam operator
Calin Catalin .... chief gaffer: second unit
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Gigi Dumitrescu .... first assistant camera
Ilie Georgica .... second assistant camera
Cristian Grigore .... still photographer
Gabriel Kosuth .... director of photography: second unit
Stephen J. Ullman .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Suzanne Smith .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eli Calin .... costume assistant
Mihaela David .... wardrobe supervisor
Doina Raducut .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... assistant editor
Mark Eckersley .... assistant editor
Mike Fraser .... negative cutter
Teresa Garber .... director of post-production (as Teresa Cintron)
David Rees .... color timer
 
Music Department
Patricia Joseph .... music supervisor
Irish Lal .... music editor
Irish Lal .... music supervisor
Dan Steinberg .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Damian Ion .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Alina David .... production coordinator
Chris Elkins .... production accountant
Steve Fisher .... martial arts trainer
Harlan Freedman .... production executive
Alexis Howerton .... production coordinator
Marian Popescu .... location manager
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
Rod Vass .... weapons designer
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and sexuality
Runtime:
95 min | Argentina:99 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A short scene of Grendel having sexual contact with Rhona Mitra's character in her room was shot but left out because it didn't really work and the director later felt that it also wouldn't match with the story.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Beowulf:I must fight the evil to keep from becoming evil.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Front 242 (Bass Under Siege by The Prodigy)See more »

FAQ

Did they really have zippers in the Middle Ages?
Why does Beowulf come to the outpost to kill Grendel?
Who is the woman who keeps coming to Hrothgar in his sleep?
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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
below expectations, 28 December 2000
Author: Mickey Knox (cristane@metallica.com) from Brasov, Romania

I've heard many things about Beowulf, maybe because i'm from Romania and a good part of the movie was filmed here, in my country. And i expected a lot from this film. At the end, i was disappointed. It is not as horrible as other users said, but it's definetely bad. It's all about a monster killing people in a 6th century castle and Lambert the one who comes to kill him. Lambert is good, as he is in all his roles, but the rest of the characters suck, and the action isn't too good either. Plus maybe the only thing that could've saved this film, the special effects, are also very bad, the monster looks awful (not scary, but awful). Oh and another bad thing: the music. The movie tries, and manages to create the 6th century atmosphere. But all the action sequences are presented on rock music, which is very very bad. I mean action on rock works perfectly on a movie like Charlie's Angels - where that's the perfect way to shoot your action. But here, that was a very bad idea.

Vote: 4 out of 10.

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