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Beowulf (1999)

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In a besieged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

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Graham Baker

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), Mark Leahy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Beowulf
Rhona Mitra ... Kyra
Oliver Cotton ... Hrothgar
Götz Otto ... Roland
Charles Robinson ... Weaponsmaster (as Charlie Robinson)
Brent Jefferson Lowe Brent Jefferson Lowe ... Will (as Brent J. Lowe)
Roger Sloman ... Karl
Layla Roberts Layla Roberts ... Grendel's Mother
Robert Willox Robert Willox ... Chief Officer
Patricia Velasquez ... Pendra
Marcel Cobzariu Marcel Cobzariu ... Lookout (as Marcelo Cobzariu)
Vlad Jipa Vlad Jipa ... Sentry
Diana Dumbrava ... Hrothgar's Wife
Andrei Rusu Andrei Rusu ... 1st Soldier
Vitalie Bantas 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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Taglines:

A Fortress At The Edge Of Darkness. An Enemy Within That Only One Man Can Conquer! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Beovulf See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lambert dyed his hair white for the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Will: Hey, why I always gotta get the broken ones?
Weaponsmaster: Try the trigger.
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Connections

Version of Beowulf & Grendel (2005) See more »

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Giving the Horns
Performed by Anthrax
Written by Anthrax
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Anthrax appears courtesy of Ignition Records
p1998 Ignition Records
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Best film or TV version I've seen.
13 July 2001 | by DrQuaiceSee all my reviews

Usually when you see a movie based on epic poetry like Beowulf they manage to screw it up, but definitely not this time. They managed to stay fairly true to the original story which to me is a big plus since I have read it 3 times. I would have to agree with previous comments in that Christopher Lambert did some of his best work in a while in this film. If you liked the movie I would highly suggest reading the book too(if you can handle epic poetry). I give it 9 of 10 stars.


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