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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Beowulf
... Kyra
... Hrothgar
... Roland
... Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe ... Will (as Brent J. Lowe)
... Karl
Layla Roberts ... Grendel's Mother
Robert Willox ... Chief Officer
... Pendra
Marcel Cobzariu ... Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa ... Sentry
... Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu ... 1st Soldier
Vitalie Bantas ... 1st Guard
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Storyline

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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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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The film is like a western and borrows elements from that genre: See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) The blood on Beowulf's sword at the end of his first fight. See more »

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[first lines]
Will: Hey, why I always gotta get the broken ones?
Weaponsmaster: Try the trigger.
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Performed by KMFDM
Written by Sascha Konietzko, Nina Hagen and Tim Skold
Published by KMFDM Enterprises US
KMFDM appears courtesy of Wax Trax! Records/TVT Records
p1998 Wax Trax! Records, Inc.
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How can you not love this movie?
3 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Beowulf is up there with "Army of Darkness" in terms of pure enjoyment for those who like swords, monsters and cheese. Though lacking the grand scope, budget and self-aware humor of the aforementioned classic it makes up for those losses with a very fun post-apocalyptic setting, great action and an engaging visual style. Lambert gives a good performance as the titular tortured demon hunter and Rhona Mirtra is so stunning and sexy in this it's a wonder she has not become more well-known. All of the cast turn in excellent performances for a B movie honestly. None of them, with the possible exception of Layla Roberts, mug or wink at the camera. This all ties together with a fast and fun adrenaline pumping techno soundtrack ala Mortal Kombat, a movie which shares a producer with this one, to create a film enjoyable both on its own merits and as fodder for gentle riffing. Not to be missed by those who love B monster or action movies.


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