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(1999)

Trivia

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Producers promised a budget of 25 million dollars, whereas they made the film for 3.5 million dollars, according to star Christopher Lambert.
Christopher Lambert declined to reprise his role as Rayden in "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" to star as Beowulf.
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.
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The opening of the film rips off the opening of the 1995 film "Mortal Kombat".
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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.
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The film is like a western and borrows elements from that genre:
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"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)
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A futuristic adaptation of the Old English folk tale of Beowulf.
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After production was completed, Patricia Velasquez (Pendra) starred in another horror movie - The Mummy (1999).
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Christopher Lambert passed on the opportunity to return as Raiden for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) to star in this film. James Remar replaced Christopher Lambert in the role.
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Christopher Lambert dyed his hair white for the film.
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Christopher Lambert's 6th science fiction fantasy film.
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Filmed on location in Romania.
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Released 8 years before Beowulf (2007).
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Weaponsmaster tells Karl that he had heard the name "Beowulf" before and that he heard the name in stories was written as a nod to the famous 6th century poem, which the film is a loose adaptation of and it is most likely the poem is one of the stories that Weaponsmaster heard the name "Beowulf".
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Rhona Mitra would later star opposite Christopher Lambert's Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991) co-star Virginia Madsen in The Number 23 (2007).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Like Raiden, Christopher Lambert's character in Mortal Kombat (1995), Beowulf has white hair and Beowulf claims to be the offspring of a dark god.
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The final scene set the stage for a possible sequel. A sequel that never happened.
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